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Julie Picarello two-day workshop

Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Button Blossoms Mixed Media Pendants & Pins. A fun mix of vintage buttons and metal accent pieces – textured discs, mesh, etc. – will provide color palette inspiration for developing a base of patterned and surface-textured clay petals. Finished with a hammered and wrapped metal bail, these drop pendants are drop-dead gorgeous!

Pendulum Earrings-Textured Clay with Metal Discs. Vibrantly colored and textured polymer will form the base of these classically styled earrings. Functional polymer "rivets" will be used to anchor metal discs and earwires, completing these lightweight earrings.

For complete details contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Perfume Purses

Saturday, February 04, 2017 5:00 am - Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:00 pm
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Join Carol Blackburn in Albuquerque at a new 2 day workshop and make a Perfume Purse to hold a small atomizer, for that moment when a touch of fragrance is needed! 

For further information please contact Annie Hooten -hootenannie4@aol,.com

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Polymer evening in Santa Fe

Friday, February 10, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join Carol Blackburn at this free eveing event at MAKE in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  If you're in town on Friday evening the 10th February come along between 7pm-8pm to see some of Carol's polymer work.  This will be followed by workshops on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th.  The Saturday workshop will be Getting Started in Polymer and Sunday workshop is Creating Jewelry in Polymer.  

For further details check www.makesantafe.org

Polymer Clay Weekend in Santa Fe

Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:00 am - Sunday, February 26, 2017 11:00 am
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Join Carol Blackburn for 2 polymer clay workshops at MAKE in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The Saturday workshop will be Getting Started in Polymer and the Sunday workshop is Creating Jewellery in polymer.  If you do the Saturday workshop you will have learned enough to be able to do the Sunday workshop.

Jana Roberts Benzon in Dallas

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Every Day until March 18, 2018

The North Texas Polymer Clay Guild is hosting Jana Roberts Benzon in Dallas Texas in March of 2018 for her Nature Walk Workshop. As a special bonus for workshop attendees only, is a one day Pumpkin or Squash Brooch workshop ($75) Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

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Jana Roberts Benzon in Dallas

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Every Day until March 18, 2018

The North Texas Polymer Clay Guild is hosting Jana Roberts Benzon in Dallas Texas in March of 2018 for her Nature Walk Workshop. As a special bonus for workshop attendees only, is a one day Pumpkin or Squash Brooch workshop ($75) Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

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Arizona Polymer Clay Guild Retreat

Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 pm - Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:00 pm
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The Arizona Polymer Clay Guild has a few seats available for our 2018 Retreat in Prescott, AZ

Dates:  September 27, 2018 @ 12noon to

             September 30, 2018 @ 12noon 

Location: United Christian Youth Camp, Prescott, AZ

Cost:  $280.00  (includes Room and Board and workspace.)

If you are interested, please email Jodie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Doreen Kassel Two Day Workshop

Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:00 pm - Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:00 pm
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Doreen Kassel is coming to Albuquerque!

Saturday & Sunday - March 9 & 10, 2019

10:00am – 5:00pm with a break for lunch

Day One

JIGGLY JOINTED DOLLS

In this class we’ll create characters with jointed arms and legs. Make whimsical creatures, combining species, if you wish! Adding a simple wire technique these dolls can sit, swing from a string or hang on a wall. After they’re cured we’ll apply a unique oil paint layering technique to bring these little swingers to life.

Day Two

ABSTRACT PODS & BLOOMS

 We'll construct and sculpt the most colorful and uncommon pods and blooms! Using long wire stems we’ll translate and abstract actual flower shapes into beautiful sculpture full of intricacies and surprises. The designs of nature are full of possibilities for the most scrumptious textures and patterns. We’ll paint with the color palette you choose, using a special oil painting technique to achieve luminous and luscious color. 

Cost is $260.00

For full details please contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carol Simmons Level 1 Six Day Master Cane Workshop

Monday, June 03, 2019 3:00 pm - Sunday, June 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Every Day until June 09, 2019
June 3-8, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Quality Suites Conference Room

1501 Gibson Blvd SE (near the airport)


$690.00 (includes clay and most supplies)

Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning
Carol’s unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction.

Experience Level: Intermediate caning experience.

Topics will Include:

  • Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
  • Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
  • Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
  • Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
  • Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and   types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
  • Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
  • Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
  • Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
  • Making and using angle templates
  • Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
  • Creating base forms from scrap clay
  • Applying veneers to base forms
  • Finishing a pendant (making holes, firing, sanding, buffing)
  • If there is time and interest, finishing a coordinating adjustable cord and earring construction techniques will also be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carol Simmons Level 1 Six Day Master Cane Workshop

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 3:00 pm - Monday, June 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Every Day until June 09, 2019
June 3-8, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Quality Suites Conference Room

1501 Gibson Blvd SE (near the airport)


$690.00 (includes clay and most supplies)

Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning
Carol’s unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction.

Experience Level: Intermediate caning experience.

Topics will Include:

  • Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
  • Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
  • Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
  • Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
  • Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and   types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
  • Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
  • Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
  • Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
  • Making and using angle templates
  • Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
  • Creating base forms from scrap clay
  • Applying veneers to base forms
  • Finishing a pendant (making holes, firing, sanding, buffing)
  • If there is time and interest, finishing a coordinating adjustable cord and earring construction techniques will also be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carol Simmons Level 1 Six Day Master Cane Workshop

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 3:00 pm - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Every Day until June 09, 2019
June 3-8, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Quality Suites Conference Room

1501 Gibson Blvd SE (near the airport)


$690.00 (includes clay and most supplies)

Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning
Carol’s unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction.

Experience Level: Intermediate caning experience.

Topics will Include:

  • Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
  • Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
  • Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
  • Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
  • Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and   types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
  • Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
  • Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
  • Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
  • Making and using angle templates
  • Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
  • Creating base forms from scrap clay
  • Applying veneers to base forms
  • Finishing a pendant (making holes, firing, sanding, buffing)
  • If there is time and interest, finishing a coordinating adjustable cord and earring construction techniques will also be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carol Simmons Level 1 Six Day Master Cane Workshop

Thursday, June 06, 2019 3:00 pm - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Every Day until June 09, 2019
June 3-8, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Quality Suites Conference Room

1501 Gibson Blvd SE (near the airport)


$690.00 (includes clay and most supplies)

Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning
Carol’s unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction.

Experience Level: Intermediate caning experience.

Topics will Include:

  • Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
  • Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
  • Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
  • Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
  • Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and   types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
  • Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
  • Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
  • Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
  • Making and using angle templates
  • Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
  • Creating base forms from scrap clay
  • Applying veneers to base forms
  • Finishing a pendant (making holes, firing, sanding, buffing)
  • If there is time and interest, finishing a coordinating adjustable cord and earring construction techniques will also be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carol Simmons Level 1 Six Day Master Cane Workshop

Friday, June 07, 2019 3:00 pm - Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Every Day until June 09, 2019
June 3-8, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Quality Suites Conference Room

1501 Gibson Blvd SE (near the airport)


$690.00 (includes clay and most supplies)

Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning
Carol’s unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction.

Experience Level: Intermediate caning experience.

Topics will Include:

  • Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
  • Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
  • Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
  • Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
  • Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and   types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
  • Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
  • Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
  • Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
  • Making and using angle templates
  • Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
  • Creating base forms from scrap clay
  • Applying veneers to base forms
  • Finishing a pendant (making holes, firing, sanding, buffing)
  • If there is time and interest, finishing a coordinating adjustable cord and earring construction techniques will also be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carol Simmons Level 1 Six Day Master Cane Workshop

Saturday, June 08, 2019 3:00 pm - Friday, June 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Every Day until June 09, 2019
June 3-8, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Quality Suites Conference Room

1501 Gibson Blvd SE (near the airport)


$690.00 (includes clay and most supplies)

Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning
Carol’s unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction.

Experience Level: Intermediate caning experience.

Topics will Include:

  • Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
  • Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
  • Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
  • Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
  • Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and   types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
  • Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
  • Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
  • Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
  • Making and using angle templates
  • Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
  • Creating base forms from scrap clay
  • Applying veneers to base forms
  • Finishing a pendant (making holes, firing, sanding, buffing)
  • If there is time and interest, finishing a coordinating adjustable cord and earring construction techniques will also be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carol Simmons Level 1 Six Day Master Cane Workshop

Sunday, June 09, 2019 3:00 pm - Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Every Day until June 09, 2019
June 3-8, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Quality Suites Conference Room

1501 Gibson Blvd SE (near the airport)


$690.00 (includes clay and most supplies)

Have fun developing your personal color palette and style while learning
Carol’s unique approach to kaleidoscope design and pendant construction.

Experience Level: Intermediate caning experience.

Topics will Include:

  • Selecting a color palette you love for your master cane
  • Color mixing to achieve color harmony and strong value contrast within your selected palette
  • Ways to modify/control your clay for better caning results
  • Applying a painterly approach to component cane design (using new and old Skinner Blend techniques)
  • Component cane types, ranging from simple to detailed, and how to construct them (level of difficulty and   types of canes will depend upon interest and experience of participants)
  • Strategies for complex cane design (how to use different cane types to create rhythm, balance, emphasis, contrast and flow in the master cane)
  • Slicing the cane with the “Simmons Slicer”
  • Information on how to store/transport/handle the slices.
  • Making and using angle templates
  • Combining sections of slices to produce a wide variety of beautiful, unique but coordinated designs
  • Creating base forms from scrap clay
  • Applying veneers to base forms
  • Finishing a pendant (making holes, firing, sanding, buffing)
  • If there is time and interest, finishing a coordinating adjustable cord and earring construction techniques will also be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clay Out West 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019 10:00 am - Friday, October 04, 2019 11:00 am
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Clay Out West featuring Donna Kato, Daule Doroshow, Leslie Blackford, Ron Lehocky, Debbie Crothers, and Wendy Wallin Malinow

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Walking Stick Class: Make it Tall or on the Wall with Maureen Carlson

Friday, November 08, 2019 10:00 am - Monday, November 11, 2019 11:00 am
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Questions? Contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helene Jeanclaude comes to New Mexico!

Thursday, February 09, 2023 12:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 am
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Contact Annie Hooten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit Helene's website to see more of her work. 

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