Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Polymer Clay Crash Course


Polymer clay is some really neat stuff. There are seemingly endless possibilities for manipulating this amazing material. You can make it look like stone, wood, ceramics, flesh, and many other materials and textures. You can make figurines, beads, buttons, sculptures, containers, and just about anything else you can imagine, but therein lies the difficultly for beginners. Where do you start?

When I started using polymer clay in the late 90s, there wasn’t a lot of information out there. Polymer clay had been around for a while (but was just really beginning to gain a lot of popularity), the internet was still young, and there were only a handful of good books available on the subject.  After years of guess work, experimenting, reading books, and checking forums, I am by no means an expert, but I finally feel that I have a good basic grasp on the world of polymer clay.

When I think back to my early years of working with polymer clay, there are so many simple tips and tricks that I know now that would have made a huge difference in the quality of my work then.  That is why I have put together the Polymer Clay Crash Course packet. It gives beginners all the information needed to get started, basic explanations of common techniques, plus extra tips to give pieces a more professional touch.


  1. how generous of you! thanks!

    1. You're welcome! I hope you find it useful.

  2. I'm not a beginner but I still learned a few nice tips from your pdf. Thanks!