Meet Meg Newberg – Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane Artist

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Meg Newburg Polymer Clay Artist

Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane Artist, Meg Newberg

Meg Newburg Interview

It is my pleasure, as always, to introduce to you polymer clay artists.  Polymer clay artists, designers, & sculptors are indeed a rare breed: always fun, unique, & joyful!  Today’s polymer clay artist, Meg Newberg, is no different.  She’s a wonderful polymer millefiori cane artist, who also sells her tutorials in her Etsy shop.  Tomorrow, I will feature a season cane of hers, how you can get it, and what she’s done with it.  It’s truly my honor to feature her today.

Meg Newburg Polymer Clay Artist

Meet Meg Newberg

Bas Relief Image on Glass from Meg Newburg

When I was a little girl, a dear lady from Germany taught me how to make roses and simple dolls out of fimo. Working with clay was my favorite activity throughout elementary school. I grew up and forgot all about it. I got my degree in elementary education, and after graduation I worked with children at risk in various social-service jobs. One day my mom brought out all the clay creations she had saved from when I was a child. All the joy and delight flooded back to me. I knew at that moment what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I want to bring the joy of creation to others! Now I teach art to people of all ages, and I can’t imagine anything I’d rather do!


Polymer Clay Hobbit Door by Meg NewburgI actually started the my esty shop for my oil paintings. Then one day a made and listed a little bookshelf Hobbit door out of polymer clay. After that, the shop became mostly for clay creations and tutorials.

My store is an invitation into my classroom and workshop. You can see the creative process unfold with each new tutorial. I have a backlog of ideas that I can’t wait to post! Each season brings new ideas, tutorials, and challenges.


Gemstone Cane Tutorial by Meg NewburgMy favorite items are my tutorials. I find so much joy in creating that I want to bring that joy to others for as little expense as possible.

Two unique canes that I have discovered are gemstone canes and fractal canes. Most people use canes for jewelry, but I like to use them as veneers for for sculptures, ornaments, and frames.


Polymer Clay Penguin Sculpture by Meg NewburgWhen I went off to college, my mom knit me the most beautiful afghan blanket. One day, I wondered if it would be possible to make a millefiori cane that looked just like little granny squares. I found a great solution and wrote it up as a tutorial. This has been one of my most popular tutorials. It’s always a delight to see other products for sale on etsy made using one of my tutorials.



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6 thoughts on “Meet Meg Newberg – Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane Artist

  1. OMG! I love you, Meg! More specifically, I love your tutorials. I find that even if I make a mistake, it really doesn’t matter, especially with the gemstones and the fractal canes. I love your fresh approach to polymer and I absolutely adore your work!

  2. Wonderful artist, great feature! Thanks for sharing!

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