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Polymer clay and toxicity: A deep(ish) dive

Manufacturers assure us that polymer clay is non-toxic. You’ve read articles that say it’s safe and yet people warn that you should never let it touch your lips or bake it in a home oven. What’s the truth? Here’s more info about toxicity of polymer clay and if we should be taking special precautions…or not.

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Pricing Your Work

When selling your artwork, pricing it well is a complex decision. Don’t be tempted to follow this common advice. There’s more to it!

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Conditioning Series

This series was published previously in The Muse, but the information is so valuable, I’m putting it into our Insiders Library as well. Understanding that polymer clay behaves differently depending on the brand, the age, the color, the temperature, and the conditioning status really can change how we see it. Hopefully these articles will shed some light on why this magical material does what it does!

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Rejuvenating Old Clay Sheets and Veneers

Whether we’re saving cool Skinner blends or keeping decorated sheets/veneers for future use, we often run into trouble when it comes time to use those sheets. With time, the sheets usually become brittle, start to crack, and are no longer suitable for being used. What’s causing this and is there a way to save these sheets?

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Studio Tour

I recently overhauled my studio. Here’s the deep-dive on each section, including the furniture I chose and why I made the decisions that I did. Includes a video studio walk-through and info about the buffing area and the video/photography studio.

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Trend Watch: Radiating Lines

Here’s a trend that has evolved out of arches, sun rays, flowers, and art deco motifs. It’s also optimistic, fun, and boldly graphic. Here are radiating lines in polymer clay earrings.

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