mercredi 9 décembre 2009

Hadar Jacobson Summer Workshop - France 2010

Important update Feb. 8th, 2010: The sign-up deadline has been extended to March 15th, 2010 or while seats are still available.

Dear all,

The Guilde Pâtes à Métaux Créateurs Francophone is thrilled to announce a two-day workshop July 3rd and 4th 2010 with guest artist and teacher Hadar Jacobson, who has generously accepted to come share her knowledge with us all here in Brittany, on the north-western coast of France.
We are very excited to be able to organize this event for both our members and a wider public.

Our guild is a non-profit organization with it's members interests in mind. The price of this workshop strictly reflects teacher travel costs, teaching fees, lunch on both days and hotel (if you choose our "Full Package" option) in order to make this event possible for everyone.

Stage avec
« Mixing Metal Clays »

"Three Rocks"© Hadar Jacobson

Hadar Jacobson resides in Berkley, California and will be coming to France to teach a 2 day workshop as a Guest of the Guilde PMC Francophone. She is author of 3 books on metal clays and has developed her own copper and bronze clays in powder form under the brand Hadar’s Clay™. Most recently she has launched a “Quick-Fire” version of both her copper and bronze clays together with the new « Steel Clay » (pâte d’acier) .

In this 2 day workshop Hadar Jacobson will be sharing her deep knowledge of the various techniques in combining metal clays for a lasting result.

Dates :
3rd and 4th, 2010
Location : Ploemeur, Morbihan, France

Program :
1st Day : Combining bronze clay and copper clay: preparing the clay, techniques, special considerations, firing and finishing
2nd Day : Combining copper clay and silver clay: preparing the clay, techniques, special considerations, firing and finishing

Cost :
To make this the most successful workshop possible students may choose to stay at the accommodations we have negotiated and sign up for the "full package" (2 day workshop + 2 night room/ 2 breakfasts + 2 light lunches) or choose one of the other options from the list provided. If you desire, it is possible to prolong your stay depending on the hotel's availability and provided you make arrangements directly with the hotel.

Please note all prices are in EUROS.

"Full Package" Option: Price per person: 2 day workshop + 2 lunches + 2 nights with breakfast at the Hôtel des Astéries (central Ploemeur):
** single room:
330 euros
(for French and all Int'l PMC Guild members) ou 355 euros (non-members)

** double room:
270 euros (for French and all Int'l PMC Guild members) ou 295 euros (non-members)

Hotel reservations are based on a July 2nd afternoon arrival and July 4th morning departure. Luggage may be left at reception until the end of the workshop. If you would like to prolong your stay at the hotel, we suggest you check in advance directly with the hotel or housing of your choice.

« No Hotel » Option : Cost per person: 2 days of workshop + 2 lunches. You make your reservations, (you may wish to choose from the Bed and Breakfast suggestions in the list below)
** 180 euros (for French and all Int'l PMC Guild members) ou 205 euros (non-members)

Please note that the difference is cost between the member and non-member rates is equivalent to the cost of one year membership to the Guild. This could be an excellent opportunity to join our organization and take advantage of the various benefits we have to offer our members all year long! If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us (guilde.pates.a.metaux AT ).

This workshop could be an excellent gift for the creative person in your life ! Let us know and we will prepare a nice gift certificate to offer your loved one when you sing up.

Not included in the workshop:
A materials and tools list will be provided to participants before the workshop.
Tools, clay and your transportation are not included and are the responsibility of the students.
Clay may be ordered ahead of time through Hadar’s website or as a group with our help (please contact us ahead of time).
Evening meals are not included to allow students to feel free to visit the coast and it’s many sea-side restaurants within a 10 minute radius.

Arrivals are expected to be made in the evening of July 2nd, which corresponds to the first night of the “Full Package”.

Reservations and Cancellation Policies :
**Réservations should be made by 30 janvier 2010 **
Reservation fees: 35 euros by January 30th 2010. This fee is non-refundable in case of student cancellation unless your seat is filled by someone else.

Full payment must be made by March 1st 2010
Reservations and full payments can be made by bank transfer (bank information sent upon request), International Money Order, or checks payable in Euros and sent by registered mail. To be able to save your seat we must receive payment no more than 10 days after reservation.

All cancellations on student’s part is subject to reservation fees.

In order to save your seat, the complete the workshop must be paid in full at the latest by March 1st 2010.

We accept payment by 2 or 3 checks (in Euros) sent by march 1st cashed as follows: 1st check once received, 2nd check 1 month later, 3rd check the following month.


Cancellations made 90 days before the workshop – 50% refund possible
Cancellation made 60 days or less before the workshop: 25% refund possible
Cancellations made 45 days or less before the workshop: no refund possible and the full amount of the workshop is due.

Important: If we should be forced to cancel the workshop for reasons beyond our control, the full amount of the workshop will be refunded within 30 days of the cancellation. Once this refund has taken place we may not be held responsible for any further fees or taxes you may be subject to in relation to insurance, airplane tickets, etc. We may not be held responsible for any penalties related to non-refundable travel tickets or expenses (plane, train, car rental, etc) or for canceled flights or strikes.

Contacter: ou

Practical Information :
Closest Airoport : Lorient-Lann Bihoué (regular flights from Paris Orly-Sud : less than 1 hour)
Other airoports: Nantes, Brest (approx. 1:30 drive from workshop location)
Closest Train station: Lorient ( 3h30 from Paris on the fast train -TGV)
By Car: 5 hour drive from Paris, approx. 1:30- 2:00 hour drive from Nantes or Brest
Taxis are available from both the airport and the train station and cost about 25 euros for a 10 minute ride.

Transportation: We can also help with transportation to and from the train station or airport on the afternoon prior to the workshop or at the end of the workshop. To benefit from this service, please contact us with all the useful information at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.
We recommend renting a car if you would like to visit the coast and region (Equestrian Center of Kerguelen, Nautical Center of Kerguelen, Golf of Ploemeur, the cities of Pont-Scorff or Pont-Aven… Cars are available in both arrival locations.

Many leisure activities are available at proximity:
Centre Équestre Kerguelen, Centre Nautique de Kerguelen (sailing, diving, etc), Golf de Ploemeur, Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, Océanis Ploemeur Swimming Pool, Aquatic Centerof Moustoir in Lorient, the artistic towns of Pont-Scorff ("cour de métiers d'art", Pont-Scorff Zoo ,..), Saint Goustan d'Auray, Pont-Aven, … and naturally, the Atlantic Ocean !

Important: Considering the workshop will be taking place during high tourist season, we recommend you make reservations as soon as possible and before January in order to guarantee your choice of housing be it on your own or through our guild.

Other possible accommodations include:
Hotels :
Hotel Les Mouettes ** (on the beach) (owned by an English couple):

Hotel Le Vivier ** (on the ocean front, ocean view, english spoken):
site: http://www/;

Chambres d’hôtes :
* Albert et Hélène ROBO
(Bed and Breakfast "chambre d'hôtes" or weekly rental for 4 or 6 people)
74 rue des Chasseurs
tel: 33+ (02) 97 82 81 38
56270 Ploemeur, France

* Pascale DAVIGO

66 Rue du Douet Neuf, LOMENER
56270 - PLOEMEUR
TEL: 33+ (0)
cel-phone: 33 (0)

* Anne and Yann-Fañch PENOT

103 Route du Pérello
Tél. : 33+ (0) 2 97 82 84 21
e-mail :

* Marie-Noëlle LE ROUX

23, rue de la Rochenn,
56270 PLOEMEUR, France
tel: 33+(0)2 97 82 70 01
Cel-phone : 33+(0)6 78 37 99 75

2 commentaires:

  1. Definitely would like to book a place please, need to learn some more French though :(
    How do I pay the deposit please?

  2. Hi Lynne, we're so happy you'll be coming ! We can help with the French :o)

    The deposit can either be made by check in EUROS written out to the "Guilde PMC Francophone", or by bank transfer. We'll be sending you the IBAN information so you can choose which ever is easiest for you. We can also study other option if need be.

    We are sure it will be a great workshop!