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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Art is You Stamford! October 9-13th

                            registration is open!

Join me for a most magical art & community experience.
I'll be teaching two classes,
Colossal Cuffs

Blended Beasts!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Paint, Sculpt, Design!

Learn how to paint with oils on polymer, sculpt creatures in relief & create a lovely bangle! I'll be teaching this class at CFCF on February 15th, join us!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Double Niche Award Finalist!

  Yay! I was selected as a double finalist for the 2014 NICHE Award in the Polymer Clay Category and the Holiday Home Furnishings Category!

The NICHE Awards are sponsored by the Rosen Group creators of NICHE and American Style Magazines. The NICHE Awards competition is open to professional craft artists who reside in America or Canada and are actively involved in the design and production of craft work.
Winners of the 25th Annual NICHE Awards will be announced at a ceremony held during the Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA January 19, 2014.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CFCF 2014!

Join me in February at CFCF in Laurel, Maryland! I'll be teaching two workshops, one full day, pre-conference: Beastly Bangles and another, Beastly Pendants, four hour during the conference.
For more info & registration...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My La Cascade Workshop

My workshop in Durfort, in the Mid Pyrenees was divine! I taught a group of 8 wonderful artists and toured the surrounding countryside, ate the yummy food of our delightful chef, Nese Pelt, and had an all around unforgettable time.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Licensed Ornies!

My Ornament Creatures have been licensed! After a grueling, wonderful & inspiring winter & spring I've created a line of Uncommon Creatures for Kurt S. Adler, Inc., due to be out in the stores in 2014!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Doreen Kassel's Magical Ornament Girl & Skinny Legs Workshop

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
10:00AM - 5:00 PM

308 West 89th Street, New York, NY(map)

$110.00 Plus Kit Fee ($20) 

In the Magical Ornament Girl & Skinny Legs workshop, choose to construct a fanciful doll, suspended from a gold cord or a standing Sculptural doll. Both are made from polymer built over a paper mache or glass ornament. We'll sculpt the doll using the ornament and wire armature or lollipop sticks and then we'll paint her/him using a special technique of multiple coats of oil paints. Ribbons and glitter add to the magic.

Supplies to bring to class:
 One lb (pound) of Premo Polymer Clay.
Some decent pointed brushes.
a work surface
some clay tools
a pasta machine, if you have it (Doreen will bring one, too)

Suggested: An excellent sculpting tool that Doreen highly recommends:
#10 or # 6

A $20 Kit fee will include:
Oil Paints
Ornaments, paper mache and glass
Popsicle sticks


Doreen's bio:
I spent many years as a professional children’s book illustrator, but eventually I wanted my work to exist off the page, on its own & have no editor but me. I tell stories or convey a feeling with my work; whether in a tile, where there is often a narrative, or in a sculpture or ornament. My pieces are in collections all over the world and in galleries in the United States. I was honored to win a Niche award in 2011 and to be a double finalist this year, the award recognizes excellence in craftsmanship. I'm thrilled to share my excitement & enthusiasm for these creations in workshops across the country and Europe.