Orlando Clay Fandango 2014

The Retreat is Full. We are taking wait list registration only. If something opens up we will contact you.

The all inclusive Lake Yale 5 day/4 night retreat. Meals and lodging are included. Instructors are Sarah, Shriver, Lisa Pavelka and Doreen Kassel. Demos and Pre-conference classes by Nancy Welch and Trudy.
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Orlando Clay Fandango Options (choose 1):
The All Inclusive Workshop: (One day with each Instructor)
  • Sarah Shriver's Big Beads

    Make colorful big beads with cores of ultra-light clay in great new shapes! First build up a color palette in blended sheets of clay then manipulate these into different patterns before applying as veneers to cores made of “Ultra Lite” core forms. Use my techniques for pinching, carving, reverse inlay and backfill to get a variety of fun big beads with strong graphic interest.

  • Lisa Pavelka's Metallic Mania

    Steel yourself for a day filled with a myriad of metallic surface techniques for polymer clay. Lisa will share with you as many concepts as time allows for creating Faux Dichroic pieces, Metallic Manipulation, Pattern Resists and Collaging. You’ll even get the chance to play with resin to give some of your finished work the look of glass. Expect to make several finished pieces and samples before day is done. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for working with scrap material and saving these precious pieces for another day.

  • Doreen Kassel's Blended Beasts

    In this class we'll create wonderful Seussian creatures straight from our imaginations. We'll use any combination of creature or beast from life or myth. A trunk from an elephant, wings from a bird, humps from a camel, a composite creature will be born. Sculpted over pressed cotton balls wrapped with polymer, painted with multiple coats of oil paints in any off beat colors we choose, wire to create legs, necks, or any appendage that springs from the imagination! This class is pure fun mixed with useful techniques.




  • Retreat Adventure -- In your free time Clay on your own, in a relaxed atmosphere, attend and/or give free demos, have use of Lake Yale Campgrounds, plus attend events of the Fandango, boutique and vendors.
Retreat Only Experience
(No workshops included)

If you are looking for a relaxing weekend and would like to pickup some new tips, tricks and techniques, this is the perfect option! This is just an overview of the Retreat Only Experience.

  • Clay on your own, in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Attend demos by Nancy Welch and others or give a demo yourself
  • Use of Lake Yale Campgrounds
  • Attend Fandango events, boutique and vendors