2022 Workshop Program


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Class #14

Exploring Polymer Clay

Lynne Bergschultz

August 18 & 19 | 9 - 4


Polymer clay is a fun, forgiving and versatile medium offering surprising results. Both beginners and practicing artists will explore the clay’s potential. Lynne will guide you through demonstrations of basic techniques such as the Skinner Blend, cane building, mokume gane and photo transfer. Projects may range from pins and pendants, to journal covers, and small vessels. Individual expression is always encouraged! All tools and materials will be provided, but if you have a pasta roller dedicated to polymer clay, please bring it. Or, just bring your enthusiasm. You will leave with your own pieces of art and perhaps a desire to explore more polymer possibilities. A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available at www.theclearing.org.

Lynne Bergschultz is an illustrator, designer, educator, and fiber artist with a passion for polymer. Since discovering polymer clay over 15 years ago, she has produced countless original buttons, shawl pins, and jewelry. Her work has been published in national craft magazines and sold in galleries, shops (including The Clearing’s Bookstore!) and festivals around the country. Lynne never tires of working with the little blocks of color, continues to explore new methods and loves sharing her passion with others.

Tuition: $195 (lunch included each day)
Materials Fee: $30 payable to The Clearing at registration for polymer clay, jewelry findings, metallic powders, gold leaf, adhesives and handouts
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center



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