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Laura’s presentation will be live and a recording will be available to all attendees soon after the Summit ends on August 6, 2023.

Registration for PAS is open through July with a finite number of spaces available.


Laura Tabakman

Laura Tabakman was born in Argentina, she now lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. Laura works with polymer clay, textiles, steel wire and recycled materials with a drive for experimentation and alternative approaches. Her current work integrates all her interests, including photography, into jewelry, digital printing, mixed-media sculptures, and installations.

An award-winning multidisciplinary artist and teacher; her work has been exhibited in galleries and art exhibitions nationally and internationally and has been featured in several books and magazines. Laura has been teaching in the U.S. and abroad since 2005.

  • International Polymer Clay Association
  • Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh


laura’s Presentation

Polymer & Textiles

In this session I will demonstrate several textile techniques to use with polymer clay. I will use textiles, like fabrics and threads or textile techniques as structure or visual enhancement for the work, like different embroidery stitches or tassels.

Attendees will learn how to incorporate textile materials and techniques to polymer clay. I will demonstrate the use fabrics as structure for jewelry and book-making, use different kinds of threads as structure and embellishment and talk about weaving with wire.

mORE Examples of laura’s Work

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