Polymer Clay Fundamentals

If you’ve ever wondered about polymer clay or are interested in it but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you!

Polymer clay is one of the most versatile and exciting mediums you can work with. It is easy to handle, offers an almost unlimited range of colour possibilities, and can be used both structurally and decoratively. It is strong but lightweight, combines well with other materials, is forgiving of errors, and is inexpensive and economical. Minimal equipment is required, and you can bake it in a home oven!

This is a hands-on workshop where you’ll make jewellery components while learning how to work with polymer clay.

This class is intended for the complete beginner. If you’ve already worked somewhat with polymer clay you may find this class covers material you are already familiar with, and might be interested in one of ‎my other polymer clay classes instead.

Essential Techniques Covered

  • Types and brands of polymer clay
  • Essential and popular tools and equipment
  • Basic polymer clay handling skills, including conditioning, sheeting, texturing, cutting, shaping and piercing
  • Working with colour, including custom colours and colour effects
  • Compatible decorative materials
  • Proper curing procedures
  • Finishing your work for a professional look.

What’s Included

  • 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.
  • Tuition.

What to Bring

Please 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.