Polymer Clay Information Primer

New to polymer clay? Here's what you need to know to get up and running with polymer clay.Are you new to polymer clay? If so, I’m sure you’ve found that the information out there is utterly confusing. The internet allows us all to share so much, but it also means that everything is shared. How do you know what’s important and what’s not? A simple search will reveal dozens of answers for your questions, many of them not relevant, and that just ads to the confusion. How do you find the polymer clay information that’s going to help you learn how to do what you want to do? How do you “separate the wheat from the chaff” and learn the basic polymer clay information?

I put together a little information primer called Getting Up to Speed in Polymer Clay. It’s about 15 pages long and covers the basics of what you need to know and doesn’t bog you down with stuff that’s not relevant to what you want to do. In other words, it discusses choosing the right clay, conditioning the clay, what tools to use, baking, and finishing your polymer clay. I wrote this to give people a basic overview of polymer clay information that is relevant for anyone working with polymer clay regardless of what technique or tutorial they will be using.

In fact, I recommend this primer to anyone who is coming to polymer clay from another craft such as jewelry designing or working with ceramic clay. If you already know your way around a craft studio and just want to “get up to speed” with polymer clay and get busy making things, then this polymer clay information primer is for you. I also think you’ll find it valuable if you’ve been away from polymer clay for a few years and need a refresher course to remind you how to get going with it again.

This isn’t a comprehensive study with extensive how-to information. There’s plenty of time for that later. This is just enough to get you up and running so you can begin working with polymer clay and begin your journey making what you want to make. Plus, this will help you avoid the most common (and disappointing) newbie mistakes.

You can find this primer in my shop, priced low for less than the price of a couple blocks of clay. My goal here is to educate, get you “up and running” and help you be as successful as you want to be with polymer clay. I hope you find it useful!

Buy the Primer

Katie from Kater’s Acres wrote a review of this primer and liked it so much that she recommends it to all her students who are new to polymer clay. You can read the review here.

“Ginger’s eBook will save you (and your clay) from all those beginner mistakes that people tell you to do when you really shouldn’t because you stumbled onto the wrong blog, website, or video.” -review by Kater’s Acres

Here are some of customer reviews for the Getting Up to Speed in Polymer Clay informational primer:

“This was exactly the information I’ve been looking for! I haven’t done polymer clay in about 5 years, and this has helped me a bunch!” -Terry
“Great beginners guide with information to get you started. Being a complete beginner I wanted some basic information without having to purchase a book to get this information. Very helpful and informative.” -Leigh
“Great information for the beginner! Well thought out and put together and an excellent value!” -Cory
“This is great! I haven’t gotten too far into as I am trying to memorize the darn thing as I go along, but I have already learned more in a few pages than I have in several other tutorials I have purchased. I highly recommend it to other novices like me!” -George

Did you know…

…that I have written more polymer clay tutorials? Have a look at these:

Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial for Polymer Clay
Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay
Faux Glass Effects Tutorial for Polymer Clay

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