This year Polimeralia is dressed in textures. All the projects we are going to work on have in common a strong presence of this element of design. Whether they are tactile or visual textures, we are going to get into them.

Texture is a very important element of design. With them, we give our pieces a glance, a feeling or a surface. Its use allows us to generate visual interest or give an organic life to our piece or create three-dimensional layers. In short, it gives us the possibility to create a powerful object.

This summer at Polimeralia, you will have three different styles with a common line.

Important announcement

Polimeralia’s workshops will be held in two languages: Spanish and English.

  • The workshops given by Ana and Noelia will be taught in Spanish and then translated into English
  • Delphine’s workshop will be held in English and translated into Spanish

The workshops

¿Cómo se llega a una idea? ¿Cuál es nuestra fuente de inspiración? ¿Cómo saber cuál es la idea correcta a partir de la cual empezar a trabajar? ¿Cómo sabemos si es ese y no otro el objeto que tenemos que copiar? ¿Cuántos cambios hacemos antes de ponernos a trabajar? ¿En qué conceptos nos apoyamos para poder seguir un camino? ¿Qué técnicas de creatividad empleamos para llegar a tener un resultado concreto?

Hay muchas elecciones que hacer cuando nos sentamos a crear algo, hay mil detalles que nos guían o nos confunden. Saber cuáles tenemos que adoptar y cuales descartar puede ser la clave entre un resultado aceptable y una obra de la que realmente estemos orgullosas.

Este curso no es solo una técnica. No sólo consiste en aprender a manipular la arcilla para imitar las técnicas de plegado en papel, no se trata de sólo de hacer algo bonito. Es un viaje al universo de la creación. A las bases del diseño con volumen, a técnicas de creatividad y sobre todo es un viaje interior. Porque el proceso de diseño es un proceso de construcción de dentro hacia fuera.


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Ana Belchí

I eat alphabetical alphabet soup. I teach how to work the polymer clay and resin. I make stuff and I …

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Polymer clay might be not very lightweight when it is about making a big bold jewelry. It could be not so practical to wear. So we can solve the problem by making them hollow.

But how about creating hollow pieces not only for its’ lightweight but for a good contemporary design?

In this class, I will share my knowledge about it. You could learn several of my technics of creating hollow pieces and drilling different shaped holes on them. The techniques could be used not only for jewelry but for big objects like vessels.


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Enkhtsetseg Tserenbadam

Originally from Mongolia, I am living in Switzerland for almost 20 years. I am an artisan, a maker of polymer …

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When we frame a piece we catch it completely immobilizing it with a solid hug. But what would happen if that frame, instead of trapping the piece, would serve only as a point of support, so that it would remain in an apparent balance like a tightrope walker suspended on its string?

We will build our project based on this principle making geometry our ally to get a solid set at the same time. We will play with the eccentricity of the circles that will make up our piece, with the contrasts of colors and with the relief of the textures to center the points of interest where we decide.


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Noelia Contreras Martín

Noelia Contreras has been immersed in the world of polymer clay for more than ten years. Time in which she …

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Extra activities

Polimeralia 2018 contest 17 participants

Only for students in the 5th edition of Polimeralia, the creations must be made, on its major parts, with polymer clay.

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