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       Rome  3-4-5  February  2017

The 3 day polymer clay workshop will take place at the 4 star Hotel dei Congressi, Rome, Italy  on 3-4-5 February 2017

with the tutors Donna Kato, Cara Jane Hayman and Paola Mattioli.

Here are the projects for the 3 workshop


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Donna Kato

Hollow Bracelets with Kato C Clasp


In this class, students will learn how to make these hollow beads and create the backs to string them. Attention will then turn to the various surface treatments: color replacement, texturing, raised textures, and carving. Please note: Time does not permit addressing the caned circles. 

Students will then learn how to create the Kato C Clasp. We will not finish the bracelet in class but students will be able to finish it at home.

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Cara Jane Hayman

Marquetry the easy way!


In this class students will learn how to make different coloured faux wood canes -mahogany, oak and maple. From these starting canes students will explore two different techniques: using the ‘wood’ to make a 3D block cane and cutting patterns from thin strips of the ‘wood’. Students will be given some templates and lots of tips to assemble several different ‘marquetry’ patterns. Finally students will use the patterns as a veneer to make a unusual ‘wooden’ pebble or split pebble brooch.


Paola Mattioli

Shape and Wire Necklace


In this class you will learn to create a necklace playing with shapes and lines. 

Students will learn the techniques to make different types of beads and components and how to assemble them together to give form to the necklace.

Taking inspiration by the “Wire" technique and by its games and fantasy of lines, special attention will be paid to the reproduction of “Wire”, exclusively using polymer clay and its many colors.

The workshop cost is € 390. For those who enroll before the 28th of November 2016 the cost is € 360 if you pay in a single installment or €390 if you pay in two installments. From the 29th of November the cost will be         € 390 and the payment must take place in a single installment.

Included in the price are three full day workshops, one with each teacher – Donna Kato, Cara Jane Hayman and Paola Mattioli. The lessons will be translated in Italian or in English. Each day there are refreshments available throughout the day and a hot and cold three course buffet lunch which will be served in the hotel restaurant so we don’t get crumbs on our clay! Polymer clay for all the workshops will be generously provided by Decoman / Renkalik.

Hobbyland will be there too, so you can check out all the latest tools and polymer must haves !

The Hotel dei Congressi is a lovely 4 star hotel situated in the heart of a vibrant and ever modern neighborhood (EUR) to which is tightly connected. We will have access to the event suite until 7 pm  each night for those of you who want to carry on after the teaching has finished! There is free wi-fi throughout the hotel.

The hotel has reserved some rooms for us until January 10th 2017 which can be  booked direct with the hotel (see booking form). The rate for booking this way is 78,00 Euros per night bed and breakfast for a single room, 94,00 Euros per night bed and breakfast for double room and 135,00 Euros per night bed and breakfast for triple room.

We will plan to go out for at least one meal as a group for those who wish to join us – this will be organised nearer the time.

It will be a great weekend full of fun and lots of polymer clay !