16 – 18 August
Polymer Clay Carnival Australia 2019
World class instructors were in Perth W.A.!
Latest products, techniques and trends!
Debbie Crothers, a well known polymer clay artist from Geraldton Western Australia is "drawn to creating the unusual" and loves "adding bits to her clay"! With a huge passion for polymer clay, Debbie thoroughly enjoys teaching, experimenting and marrying mixed media with polymer clay to create interesting and thought provoking pieces.
Debbie's bubbly personality will leave you feeling like you have been friends for a lifetime.
Debbie travels internationally to teach and creates and writes tutorials for her website and various magazines as well as being a regular contributor to a new magazine - The Polymer Studio.
Anyone who has the good fortune to be able to attend one of Debbie’s workshops is certainly guaranteed a great experience with lots of energy and encouragement in a fun environment. Attendees come away from Debbie’s classes with a renewed passion for creating and a desire to continue learning and experimenting.
Pam Annesley - Metal Clay Art Studio is an accomplished jewellery designer and textile artist from Perth. Throughout her childhood, Pam was always painting, drawing and making things. Her creative life has led her down many pathways to a serious passion for polymer clay. Pam has years of teaching experience with an array of materials but it is polymer clay that has taken her to learn and teach overseas. Pam is a calm nurturing instructor with a wealth of information to pass on. Pam was involved in the development of an arts venue, Mary Lindsay Homestead in Yanchep Perth WA. A hub for community arts development, workshops, gallery space and home base for the Trycan community of polymer clay enthusiasts. They meet the first Saturday of each month and are a group of talented individuals who will welcome you regardless of skill level. Pam has an annual teaching position on a cruise ship and travels interstate to teach so we are pleased her busy schedule has enabled participation in our event.
From a very young age, Lucy Struncova has been a growing talent in the world of polymer clay. Lucy and her family changed the way we work with polymer clay through the development of the well known Lucy Clay Tools in the Czech Republic. It all began with a childhood dream and some blocks of polymer clay at the tender age of 11. Lucy immediately fell in love with it! Lucy produces Polymer Week magazine. A contemporary publication loaded with inspirational articles and tutorials from artists around the globe.
Lucy is also the organiser of Polymer Week, a 3 day event held in the Czech republic hosting international artists - Lucy herself, one of the instructors.
Lucy's business commitments are juggled with all the challenges a university education holds! Lucy's work is well known throughout the world and we are very pleased to be bringing this amazing young artist and her refined fresh style to Australia!
FABIOLA PEREZ AJATES
Fabiola (Fabi) from Madrid started her teaching journey in 2009 running small workshops in decoupage, collage & mosaic. Like many, her life was transformed in 2010 when she discovered the medium of polymer clay.
Fabi creates eye catching and intriguing pieces. using a combination of materials including polymer clay and mixed media or polymer clay on it's own.
Despite being born deaf Fabi enjoys the process of expressing herself artistically. and this has never held her back from imparting her knowledge, skills and techniques to others who crave to learn. Everyone loves Fabi and her classes! Fabi is very ably assisted by her son David. To say Fabi's classes are enjoyable is an understatement. Fabi delivers style, colour and balance in abundance!
Ever wanted to meet the amazing Christi Friesen? If you haven't met her then it is time you did!! Christi, an award-winning artist works in mixed media. Her work has been showcased in numerous books, magazines and exhibits. She teaches throughout the world, using humor and positive energy to encourage students to stretch their creativity, technical skills and artistic confidence. Christi shapes and forms polymer clay and mixed media into a vast array of ghoulies critters, mosaics, sculpture & jewellery.
Now is your chance to not only meet her but participate in her one of a kind workshops
Christi Friesen is living life to the full with her massive year of travel around the world and we are so very lucky the "Christi a Go Go" schedule fits like a jigsaw with the first Polymer Clay Carnival in Australia. Yay Christi! We're ready to rave with you!
Pavla from the Czech Republic grew up knowing she would one day be an artist. When she was 33, Pavla changed her lifestyle from busy HR manager to follow her childhood dream of creating art for a living. As Pavla puts it "It's crazy I know, but even if I have less money, I do what I love. and I hope you will love it too."!
Having learnt from the world's best Polymer Clay artists, she has developed her own unique style. Pavla's work is bright and colourful with a clever addition of shading and canework and sometimes mixed media to accentuate her contemporary style.
Pavla shares her ideas through magazine articles, workshops and tutorials and "loves teaching in order to meet the same type of crazy creative people as myself"!
We are very pleased Pavla is joining us for the first Polymer Clay Carnival Australia.
Iris studied fashion and graphic design in the 1980s and graduated from Haifa “WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education”. Then, she took a U-Turn and completed a bachelor degree in Hebrew Language only to realize she cannot live without art
For the past 10 years, Iris developed +150 techniques and designs, transforming them into both online educational classes and group workshops, as well as helping local artists running successful online shops on Etsy and Amazon.
Iris is an expert in polymer clay and micro-macrame knotting. Her classes were introduced to students around the world, and her work appeared in numerous craft books and magazines. Albert Einstein once said – “Creativity is contagious, pass it on”.
She considers this quote as her artistic mission.