Learn how to make UV Reactive Polymer Clay Designs in this article by The Blue Bottle Tree.

UV Reactive Polymer Clay Designs

A couple of days ago I wrote about optical brighteners, or fluorescent dyes, in polymer clay. Some colors and brands of polymer clay …

Use quality brands of polymer clay for best results. More tips at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Polymer Clay Tips for Beginners

Polymer clay is an extremely versatile medium which is perfect for beginners and professional artists alike. It can be a challenging and …

Inspirational poem, To Be an Artist.

To Be An Artist

Just a quick post for you today. My dad is an artist, a metal artist. And he gave me this framed print. …

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What is Sea Glass?

Sea glass is a popular material in jewelry making and you see it, and its cousin beach glass, available for sale in …

Keep polymer clay beads from rolling around during baking by placing them on accordion folded copy paper.

Polymer Clay Tip: Copy Paper

This tip seems like it’s so simple that it’s almost not even worth mentioning. But when I think back to when I …

Translucent polymer clay faux Roman Glass by The Blue Bottle Tree.

Faux Roman Glass

I’ve been trying to spend more time in the studio lately and it’s hard. I don’t know if it’s the demands of …

polymer clay covered spoon and mug by Klio

Is Polymer Clay Safe?

If you spend any time online reading about polymer clay you will doubtless read the ominous warnings that other clayers tell you. …

Ginger Davis Allman sharing a technique at Clayaround in Wales.

Clay Day at ClayAround

When we went to the UK recently, we arrived there with no more plans than to see all our friends and family …

Pardo Translucent Art Clay is great for faux glass projects.

Pardo Translucent News (US)

You might have heard rumors that Pardo Translucent Art Clay is unavailable in the US because the company went out of business. …

These polymer clay hearts have been outside in my back yard for 10 years. The finish has worn off, but the clay is in good condition.

Do You Have to Seal Polymer Clay?

If you read or follow any polymer clay groups and forums, you’ll notice that one of the most common questions asked is “Which polymer …

Gary and Ginger on the beach near Horsey.

Back from Vacation

We’re back from our trip to the UK and as with any extended vacation, you always seem to need a vacation after …

Optimized-Luminous Landscapes Group

Luminous Landscapes

I’m in the UK visiting family right now so this will be just a quick post. I wanted to let you know that …