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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
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