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Sanding tip – help from a toy

Sanding  tip – help from a toy

Here’s a tip for sanding small flat polymer clay items without loosing your finger tips (done that a few times and it’s not fun!). If you are in the UK Lidl are giving away these small kids Stickeez toys with every £10 spent at the moment. If you don’t have access these it seems they are also available on ebay and there used to be a brand available in the toy shops called Stick’ems I think. What you are looking for is a...

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New Christmas Decoration and Christmas Sale Dates

New Christmas Decoration and Christmas Sale Dates

  I will be at the Totterdown Frontroom Arts Trail this weekend from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday at 13 Hawthorne Street, Totterdown, Bristol with this years Christmas Decoration – Winter Trees Snow Globe.       Next weekend I will be at the American Museum in Britain in Bath for their lovely Christmas Craft Fair. Open Saturday and Sunday 12 til 4.30pm  ...

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Registration for Polymania UK 2016 now open!

Registration for Polymania UK 2016 now open!

Booking for Polymania UK 2016 is now open to everyone! It’s a 3 day polymer clay workshop taking place from the 18-20th March 2016  in a wonderful 4 star hotel near the centre of Bristol. You get four workshops – a whole day with Donna Kato and Bettina Welker and 2 half day workshops with Claire Wallis and Cara Jane Hayman (me 😉 ) Also included is a 3 course hot and cold buffet lunch and a wonderful selection of refreshments...

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Jewellery Maker TV demonstration

Jewellery Maker TV demonstration

I was invited to take part in the launch show on Jewellery Maker TV for Kato Polyclay. I did two cane work demostrations as part of the four hour live TV broadcast alongside the lovely Debbie Bulford. It was great fun to take part in the show. It’s a four hour long show – I do two demos one that starts at about 50 minutes in and the second about 2 hours 38 mins. There is also a polymer clay demonstration by Debbie in between. You...

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The fun we had at Polymania 2015

The fun we had at Polymania 2015

Polymania UK 2015 was a brilliant 3 day polymer clay workshop full of fun! I know I had a lot of fun teaching and creating with friends old and new and from the feedback I’ve had I know everyone else had a fab time too! The 4 star Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa definitely helped with the freshly baked cookies, lovely 3 course lunch and the cream cakes not to mention the never ending supply of tea and coffee…. Here are some...

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New tutorial page and Pointy stripe tutorial now on my website

New tutorial page and Pointy stripe tutorial now on my website

I’ve made a new tutorial page on my website to collect together my tutorials. There’s links to the online ones and a list of the ones printed in magazines too. I’ve finally added the first tutorial I ever wrote (back in 2010!) to my website! When I wrote it I couldn’t figure out how to share it on my web page so I had it available on Scribd  You do need old crumbly clay to make this work – if you don’t have...

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