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!
Here are some of customer reviews for the Getting Up to Speed in Polymer Clay informational primer:
Did you know…
…that I have written more polymer clay tutorials? Have a look at these: