Friday, August 22, 2008

Need a little retreat?

I know I do! The Kentucky-Tennessee Polymer Clay Guild is sponsoring their fourth (I think) annual retreat at one of the most awesome places in the eastern United States, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. The dates for this event are October17-19, 2008. Marla Frankenberg will be there teaching workshops on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. She'll be covering her unique and oh-so-amazing caning techniques for flowers, ferns, leaves, and the fabulous dots which we all adore. I'm crashing the party on Saturday night to teach a class myself.

I can't think of a more relaxed and stress-free environment than the one at Mammoth Cave. The members of the KTPCG are wonderful and talented and so much fun! Because of the space limitations, they only have room for 30 people at the retreat and the last I heard, there were only 6 spots left.

Here's what I'll be teaching and since we'll be getting all dotty with Marla, you'll be able to embellish your pendants just like I have here.

Here's a few more details if you want to snag a spot before they're all gone. The cost for 3 days of non-stop claying is $150 and each attendee is also responsible for their own food and lodging at the Mammoth Cave Park Hotel. The food at the hotel is great and the rooms are clean and well-priced at a special rate of $59 per night for this event. To register for the workshop/retreat, you can contact Leslie Blackford. Yes, she'll be there, too and I won't blame you a bit if you decide to skip my class on Saturday and just gather around her workspace to watch her make some magic. Reservations for a room at Mammoth Cave Hotel can be made at 1-270-758-2225.

Hope to see some of you there!


Francie O said...


I'm so glad that you will be "crashing the party". It wouldn't be a proper Mammoth Cave retreat without you. I can't wait to see you again. I call the table next to Leslie!


Kim Cavender said...

Francie! One of my favorite KT clayers! I'm so excited to see you again and can't wait to see all the beautiful new things you've been working on. I'll wrestle you for that spot next to Les!

Marla said...

Kim, there's nobody I would rather have crash a party than you. It's going to be memorable, & in a *good* way!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I really love all these beads but I am crazy for the Goddess bead!! She is stunning!