Getting Up to Speed in Polymer Clay

(5 customer reviews)

USD $8.00

Are you confused by all the information about polymer clay? Have you always wanted to try polymer clay but were afraid to get in over your head? Are you an accomplished crafter or artisan but want to add some polymer clay techniques and features to your existing work? Here’s your answer!

I have been listening to and paying attention to the frustration voiced by people who just want to get on with it and make things in polymer clay but don’t know where to start. So I created this introductory class that covers what you need to know to get started creating with polymer clay and doesn’t bog you down with a bunch of stuff you don’t need to know.

This isn’t a comprehensive study with extensive how-to information. There’s plenty of time for that later. This is just enough to get you up and running so you can begin working with polymer clay and begin your journey making what you want to make. Plus, this will help you avoid the most common (and disappointing) newbie mistakes.  I discuss choosing a clay, conditioning, safety, tools, baking, finishing, and sealers. I share some resources and give a list of suppliers for people both in the US and in Europe.

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This class is aimed at beginners in polymer clay, especially those who have experience in other crafts.

No materials are required.

What to Expect

After purchase, you’ll have instant access to the class framework. There you will find the following:

  • Class material in a self-guided format
  • Includes optional PDF download if you prefer print
  • Resources (including worldwide suppliers)
  • A questions and discussion section.

Your class will take about 15-20 minutes to read through. It’s to-the-point and informative, but isn’t intended to be a comprehensive education in polymer clay. For that, you’d probably prefer reading Polymer Clay Essentials and the Baking Polymer Clay classes. Your purchase includes full customer support to help you enjoy your tutorial to the fullest.

Text and images in this tutorial are Copyright © 2013-2022 by Ginger Davis Allman, of The Blue Bottle Tree, all rights reserved. That means you can’t share this class material, teach or give it to friends, post the file or contents online, or sell it, etc. However, your creations are always yours to sell, share, and enjoy as you desire. I always appreciate credit and a shout-out whenever possible. Thank you!

5 reviews for Getting Up to Speed in Polymer Clay

  1. Traci Pimentel

    I just can’t get enough of Ginger’s tutorials. Every tutorial I’ve gotten, I learn so much. Basically, I call her website and tutorials, my polymer clay bible. Thank you, Ginger!

  2. kleingray

    Good overall look at polymer clay for a beginner. I am totally impressed by all of Ginger’s website. So well organized and material for every level and question. Thanks for all your work to further our expertise in polymer clay. Well Done!

  3. Katherine Blauwiekel

    As someone who has been working with clay for 2 years now I absolutely loved this tutorial. You can never know enough when it comes to clay and with how Ginger lays everything out its great for newbies and seasoned makers.


    I am a jewerly lover and maker. I fell in love with the polymer clay look. I am a newbie to polymer clay but this turorial was soooooo helpful. I will certainly be using Ginger ‘s tutorial’s again. They are user friendly and full of much needed info to assist you with your polymer clay journey and experiences.

  5. margaret macaulay

    Being new to the world of Polymer Clay “Getting Up to Speed in Polymer Clay” is perfect. It touches on every aspect of the work. You will be familiarized with the basic terminology and the simplest things from ‘what brand of clay’ to choose to how to finish your pieces. It encourages the user to explore and experiment in the medium. Loaded with valuable information. And the downloadable tutorial(s) are yours to keep for referencing. Invaluable.

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