Corliss Rose: Spontaneously Emerging, Self-Replicating Molecules of Emotion

a crossing into dimensional construction

Transform flat, one-dimensional pieces of polymer clay into molecular, organic, three-dimensional forms. The process involves working with prepared, cured polymer elements that are shaped with standard Ateco and Kemper cutters. Construction and assembly yield a beautiful end result, perfect for a pin back or connectors for a necklace chain. Instructions include a full-color, easy-to-follow tutorial with templates for the element sizes. Sources for supplies will include domestic and international shipping options. A complete list of recommended tools and supplies will also be provided.

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Instruction is at an advanced beginner/intermediate level. Participants should be familiar with:

  • Conditioning polymer clay and rolling polymer clay sheets.
  • Using a texture sheet with polymer clay.
  • Have some experience with embedding jewelry hardware such as pinbacks, commercial metal bales, jump rings, and clasps.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Mix the base color of polymer clay used for the demonstrated project.
  • Prepare, cut, and cure the clay elements.
  • Assemble the cured elements into a beautiful 3-dimensional form using an easy-to-follow construction formula.
  • Professionally finish their piece for either a pin back or connectors for a necklace.


Corliss Rose

Corliss Rose is part of the creative entity 2Roses, a Southern California artistic and design studio shared with John Lemieux Rose. Each is a master craftsman that has contributed a distinctive style and artistic vision to a highly successful 40+ years of collaborative practice. The studio drives on the principles of exploration and experimentation and has produced internationally acclaimed award-winning work in fashion, furniture, tableware, and jewelry. Over the last two decades, 2Roses has established its place in American Art Jewelry through its innovative use of a wide variety of highly unorthodox materials, including plastics, wood, polymer clay, rubber, and resins with traditional precious metals and gems.


International Polymer Clay Association


Other Examples of CORLISS’ Work

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