Workshops

Choose from 2-day and 3-day workshop options, or combine both for a 5-day experience!

Saturday & Sunday

  • Debbie Jackson: Shibori — from Textiles to Polymer Clay
  • Jane Pellicciotto: Urban Spirit

Monday-Wednesday

  • Jeff Dever: Hidden Magic
  • Laura Tabakman: Small Sculpture and Installation Exploration

Jeff Dever: Hidden Magic

June 27-29

Using a variety of Jeff’s signature techniques, this class will focus on how to create sculptural necklaces with hidden magnetic clasps. We will explore a range of sculptural forms uniquely adapted for use in necklaces.

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Laura Tabakman: Small Sculpture and Installation Exploration

June 27-29

Create three-dimensional polymer clay elements to make sculptures and installations. We will explore ways of combining polymer clay, wire, and other support materials. Students will learn how to make translucent-based canes, along with polymer clay sculpting techniques to create different kinds of plant life to build a vocabulary of organic elements that interpret nature.

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Jane Pellicciotto: Urban Spirit

June 25-26

The urban environment is a vast trove of inspiration for your polymer clay endeavors—from industrial sites to cracks in the sidewalk to the patterns in a building’s facade. In this workshop, we’ll focus on the basics, such as color theory and mixing, proper curing (baking) methods, tools, finishing and findings. But we’ll also focus on design principles, including rhythm, scale, contrast, balance and more—the building blocks to a successful piece of wearable art.

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Debbie Jackson: Shibori – from Textiles to Polymer Clay

June 25-26

Learn a variety of dye-resist techniques and create a striking collection of colorful patterned veneers of polymer clay that resemble Shibori textiles! Debbie will begin this class with a brief talk about the history of the art of Shibori textile dyeing. She will show her beautiful collection of colorful Shibori fabrics, along with finished jewelry pieces for inspiration.

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Virtual Presentations

Join us in the evening for a variety of virtual presentations over Zoom.  For students attending an in-person workshop, all virtual presentations are included in your workshop registration.  Virtual presentations will also be live streamed in Contemporary Craft’s largest Studio, so if you would like to watch in the company of fellow polymer artists, you can stay at Contemporary Craft and enjoy!  Here is a sampling of the virtual presentations with more to come!

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Sunday

Joseph Barbaccia

Monday

The Gathering

Exhibition

We are proud to be hosting an intimate exhibition of cutting edge polymer work in the Gerri Kay Exhibition Cases at Contemporary Craft.  The exhibition will open on June 17 and will run through August 27.  Featured artists include:

  • Joseph Barbaccia
  • Dan Cormier
  • Jeffrey Lloyd Dever
  • Madiha Siraj

Store Feature

Visit the Store at Contemporary Craft to see a broad selection of the finest polymer work available.

Opening Celebration

Join us on Saturday, June 25, from 6pm-8pm for a free opening celebration at Contemporary Craft.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see the POP! exhibition, shop the finest polymer work in our Store, and visit with instructors and students.