2016 Polymer Clay Challenge

Posted on December 28, 2015 in Polymer Clay Challenge by Katie Oskin

Join the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge

2016 Polymer Clay Challenge hosted by KatersAcres

Commit to Making Polymer Clay a Weekly Event

What happens when you dedicate just one year to your craft? As a general rule of thumb, not only do you become more proficient & skilled as an artist, but you learn what you like and what you don’t like, as well as what makes you happy! If you work with polymer clay as you main medium, I challenge you! That’s right, I challenge you! I challenge you to start and finish one project a week. Last year (2015) a group of talented and inspired polymer clay artists joined together and committed to making no less than ONE polymer clay item a week. This year, we are doing it again with the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge.

Polymer Clay Community Challenge

You might be thinking that a year long challenge is easy …or you may be thinking that sounds hard. You can decide how frequent you need your challenge to be. If one item a week is too easy for you, try two items a week or maybe even an item a day for a year. The point of this project is to work at minimum every week with polymer clay. There are LOTS of things you can do … be creative, but make a commitment to it.

Need ideas of what to create each week? How about these prompts to inspire & encourage you?


How to Join

  1. Make a decision what you will commit to making from clay during the course of 2016.
  2. Write a blog post announcing your commitment to join the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge (if you have a blog) with a link back to THIS announcement page.
    1. Writing down your commitment in a public place will help to hold you accountable and is the FIRST step in achieving your goal.
  3. Leave your name and website in the Facebook Group linking your written statement of what you will commit to making with polymer clay in 2016.
    1. Example: Katie Oskin, One dragon per week (my 2015 challenge topic); http://katersacres.com
  4. Throughout the year, write a blog post, FB announcement or other online written statement and tell us (the polymer clay community) how you are doing.
    1. We want to see your work and want you to be able to share it with the world too. I write my posts weekly, but you may do it as your schedule allows.
  5. Share throughout social media using #2016PCchallenge
  6. Join the FaceBook Group here.

This is a free endeavor with no strings attached! Simply challenge yourself & commit to being creative in 2016.


Projects You Can Join to Help You Clay

Will you join with me and declare 2016 as the “Year of Polymer Clay” around the globe! Here are some awesome things that are going on that YOU can do too!

  • Join the 2016 Polymer Clay AdventurePolymer Clay Adventure – In case you haven’t heard (which you likely have) there’s an online retreat happening for the second year in a row. (Read the post about it here). I am one of 22 teachers. There will be 24 projects that will help to get your creative juices flowing! JOIN HERE. Please note that this is a paid retreat and is not free.
  • Parker's Clayful Tutorials Club | Get 2 Polymer Clay PDF Projects a Month - CLICK to sign upParker’s Clayful Tutorials Club – This subscription is for artists who enjoy sculpting and making whimsical figurines. For a small fee you receive 2 PDF tutorials a month. (Get more details here).
  • Cane Builder eZine – One of my favorite polymer subscriptions is to the renowned Meg Newberg’s eZine. Every month you get a new millefiori cane tutorial to try on your own. Read the review here. Please note this is also a paid subscription. SIGN UP HERE.
  • Christi Friesen’s NEW Creative Neighborhood – Christi Friesen’s new monthly paid subscription neighborhood. CHECK IT OUT NOW.
  • Purchase Tutorials &/or Books from Reputable Sources
  • Pinterst 75Search Online for Free Tutorials

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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Erica
January 11, 2016
19:21

Fb me: Claykreations
Or Erica Spofford Vulhop

I want to make nature inspired art…I’m part Native American …so my goal is to up my game and try to bring the two together.

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Valerie riveras rhodes
January 6, 2016
22:51

Ok here goes..I commit to making one piece of jewelry each week..lol..I don’t do jewelry except my own earrings which somehow always falling apart..not the clay part ,lol so here goes..Facebook page is under art on a whimm with 2 mms..thank you and wish you all good luck

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Caroline Fisher
January 6, 2016
20:08

I’m just committing to completing one PC project a week. Getting them finished is a challenge for me.

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Caroline Pinelli
January 5, 2016
15:49

Kindhra, a new project every week (jewel, beads or else)
I’m quite new in polymer clay but I really want to improve my work, so I think that a challenge will help me…
I will begin my blog in the same time, so I’ll put the adress later..
Thank you

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Ana Caetano
January 5, 2016
08:10

I commit to making a pendant a week my facebook page is

https://www.facebook.com/DeepIn-1512346988987113/?ref=hl

I will start a blog about my work, as soon as I have it done I will post it

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Sherrie Jo
January 3, 2016
23:30

Well I just wrote up my blog post .. so color me in:)

http://bearytinytreasures.com/treasures/?page_id=341

now .. where did I put my clay QQ 00 QQ .. 🙂

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Tiffani
January 1, 2016
18:03

Tiffani from polymerclaywhimsy.com. I commit to producing one “whimsical creature” each week. My blog is http://www.polymerclaywhimsy.com.

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Bonny
January 1, 2016
12:46

What will I make? I have no idea yet but this is just what I need to get me back to clay. I have some wooden mushrooms that my husband made that need some TLC with clay so that might be a good place to start. I don’t have a website so will use my facebook page “BJ Francis” . I really need to fix that

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Cate van Alphen
January 1, 2016
12:44

I’m planning to make a vessel every week, although I’m not promising that they will be 100% polymer clay 😉

Here’s my wrap up of 2015, and intention for 2016: https://fulgorine.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/happy-new-year/

Thanks Katie, this is a fun project. 🙂

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Teresa Gainey Mode
December 31, 2015
10:18

I commit to making one piece of jewelry a week for 2016.

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Katie
December 31, 2015
19:33

That’s great Teresa – I’m glad you’ve joined us!

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Mary Laura Fitzgerald
December 30, 2015
15:57

Can I participate only with the Facebook page?

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Mary Laura Fitzgerald
December 30, 2015
16:41

Or my own Facebook page?

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Katie
December 31, 2015
19:33

You can use your own FaceBook page too Mary.

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Katie
December 31, 2015
19:33

Yes Mary, just go to the group and you enter all your weekly photos there.

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Lisa
December 30, 2015
15:28

I’m hoping my life will finally be settled into some sort of drama-free routine this new year, Katie. I’m committing to one ornament a week. Not just Christmas ornaments, but all kinds, for all seasons and occasions. Here’s my blog post.

https://lisasfancifulallure.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/my-2016-polymer-clay-challenge-polymerclay-2016pcchallenge-ornaments/

Will you offer a button to put on our site again this year?

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Vicky
December 30, 2015
14:32

Vicky Wallette, one cabochon a week

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Katie
December 30, 2015
09:34

Thanks for sharing Elaine!

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Val Jackson
December 28, 2015
17:17

Val Jackson, one Christmas ornament every week, http://www.bubbiecreatures.com

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