Every year I have favorite sculptures that I create. Some are favorites because of materials or who I made them for; while others are favorites because of how they turned out. I should add that rarely is a favorite turn out the way that I envisioned it. Why? Because almost all of my sculptures speak to me. Yes, that’s right! They speak to me. Each in their own way, but they do. Allowing myself that freedom is what has made the following 5 pieces my favorite sculptures of 2019.Continue reading My Favorite Sculptures of 2019
Every year the Kater’s Acres family [each of you who purchase, make, & support Kater’s Acres] has tutorials that they choose to adopt into the favorites more than others. What I mean is, these are the most purchased and most beloved tutorials of 2019.Continue reading Top Five Tutorials of 2019
If you are familiar with making your own color recipes or color palettes, then you probably have familiarized yourself with your favorite polymer clay colors to use for mixing clay colors. If you aren’t familiar with the way that I mix colors you can get my clay mixing worksheet here. Without further ado, let me show you what top five mixing clay colors I can’t be without.Continue reading Top Five Mixing Clay Colors
Top Five Polymer Clay Surface Treatments
Top 5 Series Continues with Debbie Crothers
I’m so excited to introduce you to Debbie Crothers today. Debbie is not only a fantastic clay artist, but she is known worldwide for her art, workshops, & online tutorials. I have been a fan of Debbie’s work for years and over the past 2 years have purchased many of her tutorials and I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one.Continue reading Top Five Polymer Clay Surface Treatments with Debbie Crothers
Top Five Polymer Clay Texture Tools
Top 5 Series Continues
with Chris Kapono
I’m so excited to introduce you to Chris Kapono today. She’s another one of the awesome teachers from the 2015 Polymer Clay Adventure. Chris has a fantastic eye for texture and creates gorgeous organic looking items. Many of her texture tools are readily available in big box stores or online stores as well. Thanks for joining us today, there is much more fun planned from other polymer clay artists coming up in two weeks. Don’t miss it. Sign up for the emails here. And now … let’s see what Chris has to say!
Top 5 Polymer Clay Tips to the Perfect Millefiori Cane
Top 5 Series Continues
with Wendy Jorre de St Jorre
I’m so excited to introduce you to Wendy Jorre de St Jorre today. She’s been an online friend for almost a year. I love her polymer clay canes, which have quite literally made her famous. Today, she’s going to share with us her top 5 polymer clay tips to making the perfect millefiori cane. Thanks for joining us today, there is much more fun planned from other polymer clay artists coming up in two weeks. Don’t miss it. Sign up for the emails here.
Welcome back to the “Top Five” series! This summer series will feature ‘top five’ polymer clay artists tips from around the globe. Today it is my honor and privilege to introduce Teresa “Pandora” Salgado. Today, Teresa is going to be sharing with us her Top Five Polymer Clay Caning Techniques.
Welcome back to the “Top Five” series! This summer series will feature ‘top five’ polymer clay artists tips from around the globe. Today it is my honor and privilege to introduce my friend, Ginger Davis Allman from The Blue Bottle Tree. Today, Ginger is going to be sharing with us her Top Five Polymer Clay Tools.Continue reading Top 5 Tools for Polymer Clay
Top Five Series
Polymer Clay Books
If you are a bibliophile (like I am) then books are your thing. This also means that books are very personal. Books take on a life of their own, even instructional based books. I have assembled the “top five” polymer clay books, based on my opinion alone. I will also recommend an additional 3 books that also rank very high on my list, and in fact made this a very hard decision in 3 of my categories.
If you are a polymer clay artist and would like to recommend a polymer clay book that perhaps didn’t make my cut, feel free to do so in the comments below.
Top 5 Polymer Clays
Welcome to this summer’s Top Five series. If you missed the announcement, check it out here. This series will pick the “top 5” of various things in my polymer clay studio. We’ll cover everything from tools, clays, tutorials, and so much more. For the first post I’m going to talk about the “Top 5 Polymer Clays” that are always in my studio. These are the clays that I can’t live without. These are the clays that there are always multiple bars of in my clay drawers and I often purchase in bulk.
NEW Polymer Clay Top Five Series