Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial from Christi Friesen

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Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial | One of Over 40 Polymer Projects for the Friesen Project of 2013 on KatersAcres Polymer Clay Blog

You know what time it is? Yep, it’s FRIESEN FRIDAY! That means that today is going to be another awesome tutorial from Christi Friesen.  I sincerely hope that you are enjoying your projects for this summer.  I also hope that you are taking just a few hours to make some of Christi’s beautiful projects.  Today’s project is a polymer clay penguin tutorial.  Bring on the icebergs!

If you have not gotten your PDF copy of Christi Friesen’s Revised “Birds of a Feather” book, please order the book here.

Get Your Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial

CF Penguin Project found on KatersAcres PolyClay Blog for the Friesen Project of 2013Today’s project, like last weeks project, is another really fun adventure direct from Christi Friesen.  In order to do today’s project, you will first need to go to Christi’s Website and get the project.

See My Penguin Project

This was one of the easier projects that we have had this summer.  I was able to make my polymer clay penguin from start to finish is about an hour.  You make take longer or be faster than me.  But I encourage you to try this week’s project since it is an easier project to do.

Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial | One of Over 40 Polymer Projects for the Friesen Project of 2013 on KatersAcres Polymer Clay Blog

You will notice that I have started to deviate from Christi’s style for my sculptures.  I am a whimsical clay artist, I do not like realism in my work.  Because of this, my penguin has cartoonish and whimsical feet … including his purple color.  The “feathers” on the eyes are more pronounced and allow my penguin to look animated.  Even the way I blended by seams was different from the tutorial, the beak included.  This penguin is truly my own.  I urge you not to be a “mini-Christi” (as one of our project group had stated) but rather to find your own voice and make your sculptures your own.

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The Friesen Project

The Friesen Project is done in conjunction with Christi Friesen. All tutorials are retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, and get answers to the most common FAQS here.

See you next Friesen Friday,
Until then, Happy Claying,



2 thoughts on “Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial from Christi Friesen

  1. I received my “Birds of a Feather” book today and I was very happy to see that it was signed by Christi. This is truly my favorite book by her. I just want to say thank you for your generosity. I really do appreciate all of your tutorials and the opportunity to win “Great and Fabulous prizes”!

    May you be healthy and have peace of mind.



    1. I’m SO HAPPY that you got your book safe & sound Alison! ENJOY it!

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