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Take a Deeper Dive

Our 2022 presenters are accomplished artists and members of not only the polymer community, but reach into fiber arts, jewelry arts, and more. Take a few minutes and learn more about our artists from their expanded profile pages, linked below.


May 12, 2022 0

Bold Explorations with an Old Friend

Liquid polymer clay is just that, a liquid form of the solid polymer clay you know and love. There are a wide variety of surface techniques that you can do with liquid clay when using it with solid polymer clay.


April 30, 2022 0

Image is Everything

Laura will show how to make image transfers to polymer clay; how to get the digital images ready and how altering them digitally would give different effects. She will also show how transferring to an assortment of polymer clay options and treatments will also lend a variety of results. Attendees will leave with an array of image transfer options to use in their studios.


April 28, 2022 0

Lithography: Opposites Do Not Attract

Featuring an original use of a medium little used with polymer paste: oil paint.


April 28, 2022 0

Meet the Tricksters: Acrylics, Paints, and Inks

Using simple materials with a sheet polymer base students will learn the best methods for creating these varied and unusual veneers.


April 26, 2022 0

It’s Time to Take Texture to the Next Level

Using inexpensive tools, household items and found objects, students will learn to make one of a kind textures and patterns to create signature pieces.


April 23, 2022 0

Coming Soon to A Screen Near You

The teacher proposals are all in—20 proposals were submitted by 14 artists from around the globe.


April 3, 2022 0

Julie Picarello: My Mokume Gane Journey

As an award-winning artist, international instructor and author of “Patterns in Polymer: Imprint & Accent Bead Techniques”, Julie’s work has been featured in a variety of print publications as well as Beads, Baubles & Jewels TV.


July 23, 2021 0

Helen Wyland-Malchow: A Passion for Patterns

It’s funny how things you love when you are a child influence your work as an adult.   For me it is patterned wood and stone, like figured maple, burls, diseased elm, crazy lace agate, rainforest jasper and poppy agate. As a metalsmith I wanted to find a way to incorporate these textures, patterns and shapes into…
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July 11, 2021 0