So grateful for this resource!
As a very novice clay worker, I am finding Ginger's "essentials" book so helpful! Her tips and advice are invaluable, and I find myself running back to her book for just in time learning and questions that I have as I embark on my polymer journey. I am so grateful for this resource!
Others don't even come close
Ginger has the most wonderful, comprehensive tutorials ever. I have bought some from others and they don't even come close to what Ginger offers. She is professional, concise, and gives you ALL the info you need on the subject at hand & even more. At the price she asks for her e-books, it's a steal. (I'm Canadian & pay for an exchange & it's still the best on the market. I swear by her e-books.)
"I thought pigments, mica, and powders all worked the same"
As other reviewers have said, this e book will save you a lot of heartache. I'm very new to claying so I thought pigments, mica & powders all worked the same way. I was so grateful to learn the different ways they work and adhere to the clay, as I would have made some big mistakes after working so hard. I really liked the recommendations of quality products on the market as it can be very confusing. This has given me a lot more confidence and I will keep is as a reference to help me as I learn more. Thanks Ginger, your writing is so relatable & comforting giving the average person confidence to get in a have a go.
Simple and Logical
Polymer Clay Essentials should be in your studio if you are serious at all about this medium! Ginger has a great way of explaining complex things. She makes it all sound simple and logical.
Check out The Blue Bottle Tree first!
What a great tutorial this is with many really clear photos! My fingers thank Ginger for allowing me to skip most of the zillion grades of sandpaper that I previously used and also for the many useful tips to be found here. Unlike many other tutorials - both free and purchased - Ginger doesn’t bulk it out by repeating stuff. Every part is useful. If you’re just starting out on your polymer clay journey or whether like me you’ve been claying for years, this is a gem you’ll want to keep referring back to. Also as someone who has a “what would happen if...” kind of mind, I’ve learned to check out The Bluebottle Tree first before I spend precious hours with nothing to show for it except some sorry-looking bits of clay that get consigned to The Drawer of Shame!
Meet Ginger Davis Allman
I’m the person behind The Blue Bottle Tree. I write the articles on this website and do the research, testing, and reviews myself. I’m also a polymer clay teacher and artist sharing at workshops and events around the world.