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Polymer clay workshop. Jane Pellicciotto

July Workshop: Polymer Clay & Surface Play

Whenever I sit down to work with polymer clay, I have a craving to make handmade pasta or bread. It’s one of the reasons I took up this chameleon-like medium a little over a year ago. I knew its malleability would be a satisfying change from metal, which I still love, but being a tactile person, I need that experience of exploring different mediums.

In July, I’ll be teaching a 2-day, 2-hour/day workshop called Polymer Clay & Surface Play through Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft. The main focus will be black and white image transfer, which can add an exciting dimension to your clay work, especially for those of you who love drawing, black and white line art, photography, vintage graphics and more.

I’ll also offer up a variety of surface treatments, which will barely scratch the surface (no pun intended) of what you can do with polymer clay. But this will get you off to a good start.

I’ll also sprinkle a lot of tips and best practices throughout the workshop, such as mixing colors, proper curing (baking), finishing your work, adding findings, and a review of tools.

You can also wait till after the first class before buying any materials so you can see what you really need. I’ll probably set up a private Facebook group for to share your work, questions and more. Join me! Register here ››


  1. L. Summer says:

    Hi Jane,

    I am interested in taking your July workshop, but I have a few questions.

    1. I will have reliable internet access, but I will not be near a studio or supplies.. How much of the workshop involves hands-on activities by the participants and how much is you providing information and demonstrations?

    2. The description on the registration page for the workshop indicates that a recording of the demonstration will be available to be viewed for two weeks. Elsewhere on the Pocosin site, I see that recordings will be available for a month. Would it be possible to have access for longer than two weeks?

    3. Do you have other workshops planned?

    • Jane says:

      Thanks so much for inquiring. I do hope you’ll join in.

      I can say from having taken several virtual workshops this last year there is no hands-on working during the sessions if only because there’s too much info to absorb and take notes on. It really is more of a watching, learning, note taking and then if you want to test things out during the week, you can come with your questions.

      The recording is available for a month. I’ll also have handouts of techniques and resources.

      • Hello Jane,
        I would like to know if your recording of the July Polymer Clay class would be available to view.
        I am just discovering your work and Educational tutorials. I’m a newbie to Polymer Clay and I want to learn as much as I can. I find that your work with typography is especially interesting since I have a graphic design background.

        • Jane says:

          Hello Debbie,
          I’m just seeing this now. I was away for 10 days during a show. The workshop recording was available for 30 days people who had registered. If you’re interested, I can add you to a list in case I do the workshop again. Better yet join my mailing list and you’ll hear about things in plenty of time to register.

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