Creativity is the best thing ever.
For me, It is the cure to all things, healing to all stress and the perfect relaxation.
The past months were full of preparations for my Slovenia and Germany polymer classes. I was basically planned to teach almost all my techniques – INKredible (alcohol inks), Extrudinary (extruder), liquid clays, faux ceramic, Brocade Collection (purses) and even my new macrame classes!
Yep, I more or less packed all my studio and placed it in my suitcases! ;) (Did I mentioned I took 50 kg of project samples, tools and materials with me? ohh thank god I had my DH to help me carry it all!)
Now that I’m finally un-packed and hoping to relax a bit after that intense week, (help! Passover holiday!) I am happy to share some photos & videos of my classes & expreience.
I was invited by Mihaela Vindis, the acting manager of ART shop in Maribor, Slovenia to join her yearly “2017 Creative Week” taking place in a beautiful shopping mall named “Europark Maribor”.
All classes are offered in a very intensive-creative week, featuring more than 20 craft teachers (international & local) and more than 1000+ students coming from all over Europe to attend the workshops.
This is without a doubt a HUGE festival of art, offering classes on all crafts, hobby and DIY such as wood, painting, wire, fiber, paper, fabric, polymer (of course), recycling, jewellery making, metals and so much more!
My co-polymer colleague in the event was the amazing Maggie Maggio and both of us were offering workshops demonstrating the many faces of polymer clay.
What can I say, the event WAS AMAZING! Incredible talent and vibe of artists and crafters! Perfect venue and VERY creative Slovenian people!
Words can not express the energy going on! Outstanding atmosphere!
Here is a short video giving a short view (too short to my opinion!) of that fabulous event –
Video copyrights – ART Trade, Maribor Slovenia
Additional photos? Enjoy this presentation –
My next stop was at Ariane Freislebens’ gallery “Galerie Freisleben” in Ubersee Germany, which is, to my amazement, a gallery completely dedicated to the polymer clay art.
The gallery, located next to the beautiful Chiemsee lake, include collective polymer clay art by international artists both for sale and for display. It is the most beautiful polymer museum I ever saw! (Ariane also offer lodging for her students and guests and the apartments are as pretty as the gallery itself – such fine design! :)
The classes were fun and joyous, relaxing and educational, Arianes’ clay ladies students were dedicated, funny yet hard working artists enjoying a wonderful weekend full of clay! The classroom was filled with buzzing workers up until 23:00 every day! haaaa!
Ariane’s schedule is packed with talented artists coming to teach so make sure to check it out to be updated on her future classes.
So thank you Ariane for an amazing stay in your piece of heaven, your kingdom is the perfect dream of any polymer clay artist!
Photos? here is a fun presentation of the amazing weekend –
I wish to thank all my hosts, friends, students for granting me the opportunity to enjoy full days of clay, happiness and getting a 1st class treatment of a movie star! ;) Thank you Staedtler for sponsoring our clay!
I am deeply thankful for everything and hope I will meet you all again! <3