Exciting DECO News and Events for 2016!

We wish you a very happy New Year and offer our sincere gratitude for your continued support through the years!  This year marks the 35th anniversary of the DECO Clay Craft Academy and with it brings so much exciting news.


There is a lot to celebrate, including the Anniversary Gallery Collection scheduled for release during an elegant gala at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.  New “how-to” books by Kazuko and Yukiko Miyai will debut in April.  This is also the year we will begin our new Personal Style Gift Course curriculum.  In addition, we are looking forward to participating in the 40th Japan Hobby Show this April in Tokyo.  These upcoming events are just a partial list of the many great things we are looking forward to; together, let’s make 2016 our most memorable year yet!

New Publications – Available in June 2016

  • DECO 35th Anniversary Commemorative Portfolio – CLAY ART GALLERY COLLECTION
    A commemorative portfolio featuring beautiful artwork from over 420 DECO instructors worldwide.
  • CLAY ART MODELING COLLECTION – Hands-on Guide to Clay Sculpting by Kazuko Miyai
    Projects created for your personal interior decoration and display. Voyage into Kazuko Miyai’s clay art world with this easy-to-follow comprehensive instructional book.
  • CLAY ART FLOWERS – Guide to Handcrafted Clay Blossoms by Yukiko Miyai
    Filled with many creative ideas to spice up your floral life. Let this book guide you through Yukiko Miyai’s vision of clay art floral arrangements.

DECO 35th Anniversary Gala
DECO’s 35th Anniversary gala offers an evening mingling with fellow DECO friends from around the world in one very special location.  We would love for everyone to join us for this memorable event!  Special lessons are also planned for party participants at the DECO headquarters – more details will be announced soon.
July 1, 2016 Reception at 5:30pm / Event at 6:00pm Imperial Hotel Tokyo / Fuji-no-ma 
Complete and return application located at the back of the 2016 DECO Newsletter via mail, FAX or email: info@decoclay.com no later than March 31, 2016.

2016 Japan Hobby Show – Celebrating 40 years bringing crafters together!
Japan Hobby Show is the largest event in Asia for all things handmade and is expected to bring in more than 130,000 visitors from around the world.  The DECO Clay Craft Academy has selected to this venue to share the DECO Clay art to an ever growing audience from around the world.  It would be a pleasure to have you join us as we share our craft with people from all over the world. www.hobby.or.jp
April 28 & 29 (10:00~18:00), 30th (10:00~17:00)
Tokyo Big sight – East Exhibition Hall East 1, 2&3  ¥1,200 (3 days admission with in-and-out privileges)

NEW! Personal Style Gift Course – Exciting opportunity to jumpstart your lesson activities!
In addition to Flower Course and Modeling Course, we will be adding a new curriculum this year.  Each project of Personal Style Gift Course was inspired by the desire to create your own one and only gifts which are modern and stylish while being handmade. For anniversary, wedding or seasonal decoration pieces, all of the projects will be your one and only, cherished forever. Lessons will begin at DECO headquarters in April for instructors residing in Japan – more course details will be announced soon for overseas instructors.  We sincerely appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing our exciting curriculum with everyone very soon.

NEW!  Personal Style Gift Course Curriculum I NEW!  Personal Style Gift Course Curriculum II
 1   Cakes 1  1   Cakes 2
 2   Sweets 1  2   Bridal Flower Crown
 3   Sweets 2  3   Spring
 4   Mother’s Day  4   Gift Box 2
 5   Gift Box 1  5   Baby Shower Gift 2
 6   Baby Shower Gift 1  6   Letters
 7   Wedding Cake Topper  7   Adornments 2
 8   Adornments 1  8   Mini Arrangement
 9   Stationary  9   Petit Bouquet
 10  Ornaments  10  Winter Holiday

Celebrate creativity,

DECO Clay Craft Academy

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  1. Medina

    Hi there,
    I am from Melbourne / Australia and have been checking out deco clay on the internet for a couple of weeks now. I plan to stay home and not go back to my full time work as i have a one year old so i have been looking at alternative options of making my time at home worthwhile. I am interested in buying the English books and start creating. I realised there isn’t any courses available in Australia but wondering if the books will be enough for me to give it a go?

    Warm Regards,


  2. admin

    Hi Medina,

    We are glad to hear of your interest in the DECO art.
    Our English publications, “Clay Art for Special Occasions”, and “Clay Art for All Seasons” are a great starter tools. Both publications have detailed instructions and illustrations on basic DECO techiniques which are essential for clay flower/figurine creation. It would best to enroll in hands-on DECO Courses, however for those like yourself who are unable to at this time, the DECO instructional books would be a highly reccomended alternative. These publications are available through our online shop at http://deco-shop.myshopify.com/ along with other great instructional material and supplies. If you need assistance in selecting the tools and supplies to get you started, please feel free to email our friendly staff at info@decoclay.com

    Happy Crafting Medina!

  3. Shreya

    Hi There,

    I am from India, I really like the work that you do, specially all the minute details that you cater to. I am looking forward to enroll for a course either online or at a place where you conduct these courses. I would also want to understand the different courses you offer.


    • admin

      Hello Shreya,

      Thank you for your interest in DECO courses, please contact our team with all your class inquiries at info@decoclay.com.
      We are looking forward to assisting you.

      Best Regards,