Welcome! If you’re interested in learning more about polymer clay, you’re in the right place. This website has hundreds of articles about all aspects of working with polymer clay, including how to bake it, whether or not you need to seal it, and what tools need to be used with it. You’ll find articles valuable for clayers at all levels from absolute beginner to seasoned professional. My product testing articles are very popular and my reviews are invaluable when you’re considering a new purchase. It’s my goal to educate polymer clayers so that you can spend more time creating and less time in uncertainty.
Navigating this Website
The fastest way to find information on this website is to use the search box at the top of every page. Not only will you find articles about your specific question, but you’ll find instances where that subject might have been mentioned in an article about another topic.
I maintain a page listing the most popular articles on this website, so it’s a great page to bookmark so you can refer to it often. It’s also a great way to find a specific article when you want to share a link online with other clayers. You can find the Favorite Posts page here.
Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of each article for short list of related articles. This will often give you a link to further reading on a particular subject.
About the Tutorials
In the Tutorials Shop, you’ll find a selection of tutorials and eBooks. They are sorted into three categories: Knowledge Series, Technique Series, and Project Series.
My tutorials are comprehensive, detailed, and professionally formatted with beautifully clear photos. After checkout, you will receive a digital file that is instantly available for download. If you don’t see it right away, check your email! The PDF is readable on any computer or device, making it portable so that you can refer to it as you work through the tutorial.
Your tutorials will always be available from your dashboard in your account. There’s no need to worry if you lose the file, just download another one.
I provide top-notch personal customer service to everyone who buys one of my tutorials. You likely won’t need it, but if you do have questions, you’ll find contact info in the tutorial. I want you to have great results and have as much fun creating with polymer clay as I do!
About 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.
I left a career in molecular biology to stay home and raise my three children. Polymer clay was my sanity during those messy years! I loved that I could create alongside my children. Of course I still love polymer clay, and my kids are now (almost) grown. I live in Springfield, Missouri with my business consultant husband, Gary, three ancient cats, and three blue bottle trees. Yes, I really do have blue bottle trees in my yard. You can see pictures and read about them here.