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Clay Basics, Projects & Techniques

Here you will find step-by-step instructions for some really interesting clay projects with some basics on types of clay and some basic techniques. The materials used for projects include polymer clay, stencils, and Precious Metal Clay (PMC). Many supplies and accessories can be found inside the Crafts Store for Clay Crafting for any skill level.

Clay Basics

Clay Basics

Learn the basics of working with clay. This topic covers the characteristics and types of clay, modeling, handbuilding techniques including pinch-pots, coil building with clay, and slab building.

Polymer Clay Basics

Polymer Clay Basics

Polymer Clay Basics contains instructions for preparing clay to cover objects and a creative step-by-step polymer clay jigsaw puzzle heart stool project.

 

Make Decorated Slab-Built Plates

How To Make Decorated Slab-Built Plates

How to make plates using clay slabs, decorating slab-built plates using stencils and the tools needed to make clay plates.

How to Make a Polymer Clay House Necklace

How to Make a Polymer Clay House Necklace

Simple instructions for making a polymer clay necklace with house shaped beads.

Precious Metal Clay

Precious Metal Clay

Interesting facts about Precious Metal Clay (PMC), cost, who is using PMC, and kiln firing silver clay to make homemade jewelry and other objects.

How to Make Faux Ivory Buttons

How to Make Faux Ivory Buttons

Simple instructions for mixing polymer clay to resemble bone or ivory to make objects such as faux ivory buttons.

How to Make a Miniature Art Collection

How to Make a Miniature Art Collection

An inexpensive way of making a collection of your favorite artists' work in miniature for tabletop display, as elegant jewelry, or even refrigerator magnets.

How Clay Modeling Can Stimulate Your Child's Mind

How Clay Modeling Can Stimulate Your Child's Mind

If you want your child to develop an interest in clay modeling then now is the time to start. Clay modeling can be a very fruitful and fun way to learn techniques and instill an appreciation for fine arts in your child. If you are wondering why clay modeling is good for your child, then here are some top reasons.

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