My name is Cara Jane Hayman and I live in Bristol UK. My first polymer clay work, at age 7, was a tea set for my dolls. I have enjoyed it as a casual hobby since then but over the last 15 years it has grown from a hobby to a real passion!
I come from a scientific background and worked as a research scientist so often I like to test things to see what happens. I try to share this information on my blog.
I also trained and worked as a primary school teacher for 12 years (before the polymer clay took over), this experience has helped me share my passion with others teaching workshops around the world.
I have been lucky enough to attend creative workshops with many of the world’s finest polymer clay artists including Dan Cormier, Sarah Shriver, Donna Kato, Christine Dumont and Carol Blackburn which has fuelled my passion even further. I am having a great time exploring many of the endless possibilities polymer clay offers. You can follow me on my journey and find my tips, tutorials and polymer clay creations here on my website, on my facebook page , Instagram, my flickr gallery and on my blog.
I am the creative ambassador for Kato Polyclay Europe in the UK
I’ve written articles for The Polymer Arts, From Polymer to Art , Beads and Beyond and Making Jewellery magazines.
I am a member of the London Polymer Clay Group, British Polymer Clay Guild and the International Polymer Clay Guild. I am currently the President of the British Polymer Clay Guild.