Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Polymer Clay Overlay Technique with Lattice Lace Mold N Stamp on Polymer Clay TV

Want to learn a beautiful overlay technique with polymer clay and our Lattice Lace Mold N Stamp. This creates the most beautiful designs, join Ilysa as she shows you how to embellish a glass jar.
You can find the lattice Lace Mold N Stamp in our shop at this link.

Monday, September 22, 2014

22 Days of Teachers at the PCA Retreat - Meet Linda Hess


Meet Linda!
I have been working with polymer clay since 1994, when I bought a piece from an artist and she allowed me to "pick her brain" about the stuff. I went to the craft shop, bought some, and started on my polymer journey!

Currently I teach polymer clay classes to children in after-school groups and to adults through local bead shops. Their abilities never cease to amaze! I never feel I am going to "work" because I have such fun. I sell my work at craft shows, online, and through local shops. Others have described my work as not fitting into any one niche. I can safely describe my style as multi media/multi-dimensional. I sculpt, cane, quilt, paint, sew, work in paper and scrapbooking...pretty much anything that is asked (Can you??? is a popular question that has only once or twice been answered to the negative).

I am married and have 3 beautiful children.

Friday, September 19, 2014

22 Days of Teachers at the PCA Retreat 2015- Meet Cat Therien

Meet Cat!
Charlene "Cat" Therien has been working with polymer clay since 2001. She is a full-time artist who specializes in polymer clay millefiori canes and memorial keepsakes made from dried flowers. Cat was one of the pioneers of online tutorial video streaming, hosting free live video sessions from her home studio.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

22 Days of Teachers at the PCA Retreat- Meet Marlene Brady!

Meet Marlene!
I am a polymer clay artist who also does beadwork and mixed media. I've sculpted with polymer clay since its birth, with beads since the 90's and have painted on and off forever. Although I have no formal training in art, I've always done some form of art ever since I can remember. My work appeals to the unique individual who appreciates the unexpected and who enjoys dancing to the beat of their own drum.

2012 1st Place-Polymer Clay Functional Objects and 1st Place Members' Choice in the International Polymer Clay Association's Progress & Possibilities competition.  Two time finalist in Bead & Button's Bead Dreams International Competition in Polymer Clay.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Get Inspired Get Creating with the latest episode of Polymer Clay TV

Want to learn how make a pretty mixed media inspirational word canvas polymer clay Wall Art Plaque, join Kira on Polymer Clay TV. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss a thing!


You can find the Scalloped Scroll cutters in our shop at this link.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

22 Days of Teachers at the Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat Meet Wendy Orlowski


Meet Wendy, of ShadesOfClay

Creativity has always been an important part of my life. I studied Illustration and Fashion Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON. I fell in love with the town and to this day I still reside in beautiful Oakville, near the shores of Lake Ontario with my family.

It was my love of fabrics that first led me to creating art dolls which then lead me to polymer clay and its endless possibilities. Since that day, polymer clay and mixed media materials have become a very important part of my world. In May of 2013 I became the new owner of Shades of Clay, a Canadian online store established in 2002.  
I am a member of the Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild (SOPCG) where I continue to learn and share new techniques and ideas with like minded people. I love what I do!

Monday, September 15, 2014

22 Days of Teachers at the PCA Retreat- Meet Suzanne Ivester


Meet Suzanne!
Suzanne Ivester has been a familiar name and face in the polymer community for several years. She served as president of the International Polymer Clay Association from 2009 to 2010 and has authored the popular “Polymer Chef” column in PolymerCAFÉ magazine since early 2012. She has also written instructional and curatorial magazine articles for The Polymer Arts, GreenCraft, and Step by Step Beads, as well as PolymerCAFÉ, and has contributed online tutorials to the IPCA and Polyform websites. Her artwork has appeared in several published books. Suzanne has taught at Clay Quest, Ravensdale, and Fandango conferences and has offered guild workshops in several states. Suzanne’s teaching style emphasizes the joy of personal expression. Her goal is for participants to leave the workshop with new skills, techniques, and a finished project that not only conforms to the goals of the class but which reflects the artist’s own tastes and point of view.