We are your people!

A community growing around the love of polymer clay

Blue Bottle Insiders is a PLACE to learn, share, grow, and connect with other creatives who work with polymer clay.

We are your people!

A community growing around the love of polymer clay

Blue Bottle Insiders is a PLACE to learn, share, grow, and connect with other creatives who work with polymer clay.

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Explore polymer clay's possibilities in a supportive learning environment

Learn the medium, get inspiration, and develop the skills to reach your creative goals. Insiders are helpful, thoughtful, and share the common desire to be a better creative maker.

What people are saying about Blue Bottle Insiders

Sherri Thompson
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Blue Bottle Tree Insiders has quickly become my favorite place on the internet! It is the best place for sharing, learning, inspiration, connections, socializing, fun, and friendship.
Kim Snowden
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This is a fantastic community with so many different resources included. It’s not just the people (although they are a big part of it) but also a great place to explore the different aspects of polymer clay and how they fit into what you are trying to make. There are tons of tips, challenges to help build your skills and knowledge, sessions to meet guest artists and fellow community members. This is a great place to be, whether you’re starting out, or been working with polymer clay for years. Highly recommended!
Amy Sutryn
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This is the place to join if you want to participate in thoughtful conversations, request constructive critique, share tips and tricks n all aspects of polymer clay from making to selling and everything in between. Interviews with master artists, roundtable discussions on focused topics, monthly challenges that stir our creative genes, and more!
Alycia
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Ginger is so generous with her time in keeping the conversations going, and the monthly challenges help me to stretch my brain and think of new ways to adapt this wonderful medium to creative purposes.
Amy Goldin
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Insiders is a true community of ‘clayers’ be they artists, dabblers, or experts. I go back to Insiders again and again to participate in an ongoing conversation and a living group of friends.
Jennifer Summers
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It’s impossible to rate Insiders highly enough – there is nothing else quite like it; it’s a supportive atmosphere, a place for reflection, skill building for both practical polymer clay applications and self-relationship, confidence building community, with artist interviews and drop-ins to ensure there are plenty of opportunities for other artists to interact with and be inspired by. It’s a warm place, filled with people who are concerned for each other’s development, lead by one of the most generous teachers you will ever come to know, Ginger Davis Allman.

There's so much on the Insiders platform!

There are many ways to be involved, from reading the articles, posting and supporting in the community, joining the Discovery Challenges, to participating in the live events. The topics are diverse and fascinating.

Community Resources

Discovery Challenges

Learn by doing as we explore a new hands-on idea or material each month.

Community Forum

Here's where we ask questions and help others by sharing our experience.

Live Meetings and Events

Join live conversations, get to know other clayers, and share the love of creating with this medium.

Is this community right for you?

What to Expect from Insiders:

Blue Bottle Insiders is like a buffet, and you can “eat” as much (or as little) as you like. You’ll meet pros and newbies. Fine artists and dabblers. Jewelry makers and sculptors. Sellers and hobbyists. We all share the desire to learn, grow, and become better at what we do. Come as you are, but bring a willing creative spirit!

Discovery Challenges
Challenge yourself to "learn by doing" as we explore a new idea or topic each month. By focusing on process and sharing what we learn, we all expand our abilities.
Meet the Others
We have casual Studio Drop-Ins throughout the week where we chat about clay while we work in our studios. We ALWAYS learn something new!
Insiders Forum
We have a very active forum where you can ask questions, contribute your experience, and work with other Insiders to solve problems. We also share our work and support our community's growth.
Special Guest Interviews
Each month we host a live interview with a special guest who brings an interesting perspective or topic to our group.

F. A. Q.

No, we use a customized community software called Circle. There are no algorithms or issues with privacy. You can enjoy Insiders without the frustrations of social media.

All old posts and articles are currently accessible on the Insiders platform. However, that may change as the amount of content is becoming enormous and for clarity, we may start archiving some content.

Insiders is not a course delivery platform. There are no formal tutorials. Instead, Insiders is a “place” where connection to others provides the support you need to learn by doing.

Yes. You have complete control over your membership and can control it at any time in your “account” on The Blue Bottle Tree.

Insiders isn’t a course platform. Access to the live meetings, expertise, and forum ends when your membership expires.

We have members at all stages of their creative journey. The wide range of Insider experience means you will fit in no matter what stage you’re in.

There are no time requirements. Participate as much or as little as you’d like. Some people engage several hours each week. Others visit weekly. The more you put in, the more you get out of Insiders.

You’ll need a computer, tablet, or phone and access to the internet. For live meetings, you’ll enjoy your participation more if you have a webcam (or if there’s a camera on your device). Earbuds or headphones make it easier to hear. A desktop is nice, too, so you can see several people on the screen at a time. It feels more inclusive that way.

Yes! We have jewelry makers, contemporary earring makers, yes. But we also have, sculptors, mixed media artists, polymer “painters”, home decor makers, and more. We all connect over the shared process of using polymer clay to create our heart’s desire.

 

Join Blue Bottle Insiders Today

Only $15 per month gives you full access to everything the Blue Bottle Insiders membership has to offer, including the member forum, Studio Drop-In sessions, Discovery Challenges, bonus articles, guest interviews, and more.

There’s no deadline, there’s no discount, there’s no push. Just access to the greatest membership on the internet.

Join Insiders

$15

/month

Note: You’ll get an email with access info right away. If you don’t see your welcome email within a few minutes, check your spam folder. Things have the most amazing way of ending up in there! See you Inside!

Join Blue Bottle Insiders Today

Only $15 per month gives you full access to everything the Blue Bottle Insiders membership has to offer, including the member forum, Studio Drop-In sessions, Discovery Challenges, bonus articles, guest interviews, and more.

There’s no deadline, there’s no discount, there’s no push. Just access to the greatest membership on the internet.

 

Join Insiders

$15

per month

Note: You’ll get an email with access info right away. If you don’t see your welcome email within a few minutes, check your spam folder. Things have the most amazing way of ending up in there! See you Inside!

 

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