16 – 18 August

Polymer Clay Carnival Australia 2019

World class instructors are coming to Perth W.A.!
Latest products, techniques and trends!

Australia Are You Ready?

Polymer Clay Carnival Australia 2019 is coming!
Three days packed full of fun and learning with world class Instructors from Europe, the USA and Australia.

Fremantle

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

Fremantle, Perth or ‘Freo’ as this engaging port town is affectionately known, is just 30 minutes from the centre of Perth. Wander around its heritage streetscapes lined with late Victorian buildings and you have a sense of being transported to another time.

Freo is acclaimed as the finest example of a 19th Century port town in the world but more than simply heritage, Fremantle has an effervescent ambience with a strong food, arts and culture focus that we think you will love.
Covered markets, live music, cafe strips where the pavements fill with diners, while fresh fish and seafood is on the menu at the harbourside restaurants down on the waterfront. Or watch the Ferris wheel from the very popular Little Creatures boutique brewery. Sounds too good to be true but it’s not.  All of this is within walking distance of our fantastic host venue and the sweeping beaches of the Indian Ocean.

2019 Instructors

Debbie Crothers Polymer Clay Artist

DEBBIE CROTHERS

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 Polymer Clay Artist

PAM ANNESLEY

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.

Lucie Štruncová

LUCY STRUNCOVA

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 Polymer Clay Artits

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!

Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Artist

CHRISTI FRIESEN

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 Cepelikova Polymer Clay Artist

PAVLA CEPELIKOVA

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 Mishly Polymer Clay Mixed Media Artist.1

Iris Mishly

Iris Mishly is an international mix media artist exploring the many faces of polymer clay since 2004. As a former graphic designer and an active polymer clay writer and explorer, she continues to research innovation, originality and aesthetic in design.
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.

Workshop Schedule

Christi Friesen

Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Artist

  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 12:30PM
  • Glow-in-the-dark Weirdos and Golden Creatures
  • Morning Workshop
  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 2PM - 5:30PM
  • Twister Pods - mini pots for fairy gardens or fridge magnets
  • Afternoon Workshop
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Polymer & Mixed Media Mosaic Assemblages
  • All Day Workshop
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Artful Bowls - a variety of techniques
  • All Day Workshop
Debbie Crothers Polymer Clay Artist
Debbie Crothers

Polymer Clay Embellishments Artist

  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Birds of the Outback
  • All Day Workshop
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Drought in the Outback
  • All Day Workshop
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 12:30PM
  • Resist This
  • Morning Workshop
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 2PM - 5:30PM
  • Traffic Hazard
  • Afternoon Workshop
Fabiola Perez Ajates Polymer Clay Artits
Fabiola Perez Ajates

Polymer Clay Mixed Media Artist

  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 12:30PM
  • Natura viva
  • Morning Workshop
  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 2PM - 5:30PM
  • Natura Viva
  • Afternoon Workshop
  • SATUDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Colour Palette
  • Full Day Workshop
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Silent Music
  • Full Day Workshop
Iris Mishly Polymer Clay Mixed Media Artist.1
Iris Mishly

Polymer Clay Mixed Media Artist

  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • INKredible Macrame - Polymer Clay & Macrame
  • Full Day Workshop
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 12:30PM
  • Transform Jewellery
  • Morning Workshop (half day workshop)
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 2PM - 5:30PM
  • Extrudinary Jewellery
  • Afternoon Workshop (half day workshop)
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Cosmic Ceramic meets Brocade Collection
  • Full Day Workshop
Lucie Štruncová
Lucie Štruncová

Polymer Clay Artist

  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 12:30PM
  • Space Brooches/Pins
  • Morning Workshop
  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 2PM - 5:30PM
  • Space Brooches/Pins
  • Afternoon Workshop
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Enchanting Tubes
  • Full Day Workshop
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Enchanting Tubes
  • Full Day Workshop
Pam Annesley Polymer Clay Artist.1
Pam Annesley

Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Artist

  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Heartstrings
  • Full Day Workshop
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 12:30PM
  • Express your creativity and Wear IT
  • Morning Workshop
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 2PM - 5:30PM
  • Painted pendant
  • Afternoon Workshop
Pavla Cepelikova Polymer Clay Artist
Pavla Čepelíková

Polymer Clay Artist

  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Secret of Nature
  • Full Day Workshop
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Bracelet with Entwined Designs
  • Full Day Workshop
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 8:45AM - 12:30PM
  • Carnival Hollow Beads
  • Morning Workshop
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
  • 2PM - 5:30PM
  • Las Vegas Earrings
  • Afternoon Workshop

Get more info on:

  • Projects being taught
  • When you can buy tickets
  • Information on what to see and do around Freo
  • Accommodation options
  • Additional event activities still to be released

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Polymer Clay Workshops - Perth W.A.