The first Philippine Polymer Clay Festival!
On May 15 - 16, 2010, polymer clay enthusiasts from across the country came together at the Cubao Expo for a weekend of fun workshops, demos, exhibits, and fellowship. The event was the first of its kind in the Philippines, and was hosted by The Beadlady Craft Cafe and sponsored by Clayzee, Baubles Bangles n Beads, Ichigo Shoes, Silly Me Clothing, and Jhajing Accessories.
The Clay Fest was organized in an effort to bring together hobbyists from all over the Philippines, and showcase the work of 14 talented artists.
The event kicked off with two polymer clay workshops conducted by Jennifer Cruz (Introduction to Polymer Clay Caning) and Angeli Sobrepena (Photo Transfer Techniques).
On the second day, 14 artists set up tables in the tents outside of The Beadlady for the Handmade Exhibit. Visitors to got to shop for unique polymer clay creations and got to meet the creators themselves. A third polymer clay workshop was conducted in the morning by Rocky Antonio (Creative Surface Techniques).
The afternoon of May 16 was filled with games and demos. Charm Lacdao of Clayzee started the Clay Charades, where instead of acting out words to be guessed, participants molded the words out of clay. Whoever correctly guessed the words won gifts from the sponsors.
The Clay Fest visitors were treated to free demonstrations that showed them basic polymer clay projects on how to use cutters and candy molds, and a fun photo-transfer project with Magic Transfer Paper.
As the sun began to set, the Clay Fest participants were serenaded by Marco del Rosario, while they chatted around tables, dining on a simple dinner spread.
Free-flowing drinks and food were served during the entire event. Gifts and prizes from our sponsors were raffled off to visitors and Clay Fest participants.
Clay Fest Gallery
Clay Fest featured on Craft Time Magazine!