|Where||Ceramic Haven, 75 Gilbert Road, Castle Hill|
|When||Not currently scheduled.
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|Level||Open to all – no experience necessary|
An introduction to polymer clay via three widely different techniques that can be used to decorate or make polymer clay tiles for use in mosaics… and for jewellery too, of course!
Polymer clay is one of the most versatile and exciting mediums you can work with. It is easy to handle, combines well with other materials, is inexpensive and economical, and offers an almost unlimited range of colour possibilities which makes it a wonderful option for creating your own unique tiles and tesserae. Custom colours, textures and effects, complex internal patterns, unusual or intricate shapes, even curved, domed or other three-dimensional “tiles”… all are possible with polymer clay.
If you’d like to expand your polymer clay repertoire further you might also be interested in the follow-up class, Polymer Clay for Mosaics — Advanced.
Essential Techniques Covered
- Polymer clay characteristics
- Essential and popular tools and equipment
- Basic polymer clay handling skills, including conditioning, sheeting, texturing, shaping and cutting (before and after curing)
- Smooth and patterned mica powder crackle finishes
- Easy faux turquoise, plus a faux marble variation
- Bullseye, lace and spiral canes
- Proper curing procedures
- All materials, including a generous allocation of polymer clay. Additional polymer clay will be available to purchase if required.
- Loan of all tools required for the techniques covered.
- Comprehensive notes.
What to Bring
- Notebook and pen.
- A plastic takeaway container to take home any uncured pieces or leftover clay.
You are welcome to bring your own pasta machine and polymer clay toolkit if you have these and would like to use them instead of the loan equipment.