Julie Picarello’s polymer clay pendants are soothing and her palette is like a cleansing breath in this hectic season.

Julie’s developing these designs for her Cabin Fever Clay Festival (CFCF) class. The festival is a hands-on event held in Laurel, MD February 17-20 prior to the Synergy Conference.

Other teachers at CFCF include Jana Roberts Benzon, Maureen Carlson, Christi Friesen, Donna Kato, Nan Roche, Marie Segal, and Sarah Shriver. Contact the organizers for more information.

At the ArtWay in Damascus, MD, you can catch a “Personal Containers” class with Seth Savarick before Synergy or enjoy a two-day “Beyond the Blend” class with Dan Cormier after Synergy ends. The Baltimore area will be a hotbed of polymer clay ideas and talent this February. Need a gift for yourself? No wrapping or shopping necessary!

  • reply Melanie West ,

    Brava Julie!! I’ve loved your work since I first saw it.

    Now, does anyone have any ideas on how to come up with the cash to take one of these terrific classes? x.X

    • reply Barbara Forbes-Lyons ,

      The time is want I don’t have right now!! However, if I took all those classes, I think my brain would explode.

      Thanks for the post, Cynthia!

      • reply Lunes ,

        I wish she would come and teach in France.I have even offered free board & lodgings to try and persuade her! What a fantastic artist I am so in awe of her work!

        • reply Kathy Weaver ,

          Julie’s stuff just keeps getting more unique and wonderful. I would LOVE to take a class from her. Julie, you rock, girl.
          Kathy Weaver

          • reply Seth Savarick ,


            Thanks so much for the plug.

            See you in February

            • reply Maureen Thomas ,

              Fabulous work as usual, Julie!!!

              • reply Julie Picarello ,

                Thanks for the kind words, Cynthia! This California girl is looking forward to bundling up and heading east in Feb ~ CFCF and Synergy are going to be fabulous! Add to that both Dan & Seths’ workshops and you’re so right…polymer nirvana. Hooyah!

                🙂 Julie

                P.S. Kaylee…I’m practicing my French already !!!

                • reply Kathryn Ottman ,

                  I’ve been wanting to get Julie out here to teach a workshop for a while and as the organizer for Cabin Fever Clay Festival in February, this was a great opportunity. There is still room for others to attend the Festival so come join the fun and play with Clay in Maryland! Looking forward to having Julie and the other wonderful instructors for several days of hands-on claying!


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