We are looking for persons of any age, ethnicity, background or gender, who work (or want to work) with polymer clay. No experience needed. In fact, if you have never worked with polymer clay, we will get you going. The people we are looking for should have a desire to bond to a community that revolves around polymer clay. They should be willing to attend meetings once a month and have fun doing so. There are no heavy lifting requirements, as there are always lots of willing hands to pitch in and help you carry your bags and equipment. There may be long periods of sitting, and hands should be able to exert strong, firm pressure to condition clay. However, if you don’t meet these last two requirements, it is okay, because we allow you to stand and walk around as much as you want and you may even lay

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Update: Lightfastness of Polymer Clay Colors

The experiment, testing the color lightfastness of the colors of different brands of polymer clay, is moving along. I have a few changes to the parameters I laid out in my initial article, “Lightfastness of Polymer Clay Brands”.

First, I am happy to say, that I am adding two brands to the test process. In addition to Kato, Premo and Fimo Classic, I have added Cernit and Pardo. I received a new shipment of Pardo and Cernit and, I have to tell you, they were a joy to work with. I will cover my “take” on

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How Lightfast Are Polymer Clay Colors?

Since a lot of my life revolves around my garden, it goes without saying that many of my art inspirations focus on this subject. Many of my polymer clay pieces have a garden theme of some sort, in their designs. On my to-do list for quite some time now , is creating items to use in the garden.

These items need to be able to withstand exposure to all the outdoor elements, from rain, to freezing, to sun. Knowing this, about four years ago, I began experimenting.

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