Irene Corman

Polymer Clay Jewelry

April 13/14, 2019 9:30-4:00

Note: This workshop has concluded.

As a young woman, Irene Corman’s focus was on weaving and pottery. A number of years later, she discovered the infinite color, plasticity and textural qualities of polymer clay. Irene is primarily Influenced by the colors and textures of sea, sand, and sky, B.C., the Southwest, India and the aboriginal art of the Asia-Pacific regions.

From design to execution, the process of making involves conditioning the clay, mixing the colors, deciding on the technique, whether mokume gane, millefiori, surface texturing, and/or layering and then curing once the shapes have been made. Afterwards, pieces may be buffed, or other color applied prior to final construction. Irene accompanies the clay with metal, silver, copper and brass, and sometimes, wood, rubber, or semi-precious stones. Her interest is in creating one of a kind pieces that are comfortable to the touch, beautiful to the eye, and respectful of the medium. Irene Corman is the creator of Blue Dog Designs, named for Blue, her canine studio assistant!

Irene’s artworks can be found at the Eclectic Gallery in Oak Bay, The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

The fee for the Irene Corman workshop is $160 for SPAC members and $200 for non-members. See payment instruction below.

If a workshop is overbooked at the time of your application your registration cheque will be deposited and your name will be placed on the wait-list.  Your cheques will be refunded if a place in the class is not available.

Please note:

  • You will not be registered until both cheques have been received; upon receipt of your cheques you will be sent confirmation of registration by email.
  • The cheque for the balance will become non-refundable if you cancel your participation during the month preceding the workshop and another participant cannot be found to fill your place in the class.


You can pay by cheque or e-transfer. Follow the instructions below:

By Cheque

Registration requires a non-refundable registration cheque (dated immediately) of $60 and a post -dated cheque for the balance of $100 (non-members $140) dated April 1st, 2019.

Your cheques should be made payable to “Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society” and mailed to:

SPAC Workshops
P.O. Box 2542
Sidney, BC V8L 4B9.

Please place the name of the workshop on the front of your cheque and ensure your contact information is available for refund purposes.

By E-Transfer

If you wish to use e-transfer to pay either the registration fee and/or the balance of the workshop fee, you must first contact to register, receive confirmation that you are registered or wait-listed, and to receive a password.

Send the e-transfer to You must also use the memo option in e-transfer to identify the following:

· Workshop name/date
· Signify either ‘Registration payment’ or ‘Balance of workshop payment’

Workshop location:
McTavish Academy of Art, 1720 McTavish Road, North Saanich, BC