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Polymer Clay 101

What materials do you use?
I use three brands of polymer clay: FIMO soft, Sculpey Premo, Cernit. Polymer Clay is a type of clay that you can bake in your own kitchen oven - and no, it won't contaminate the oven or food. I use acrylic paint to paint the eyes and other details of the sculptures.


Where do you get your clay & other supplies?
I get my clay & other supplies from craft stores here in Finland (as well as my supplies, though some of it I buy from Etsy).


How long does it take to make a sculpture?
That depends on how big the sculpture is and also on the amount of details. I'd say anything from 5 minutes to one hour, or more.


Where did you learn to make sculptures?
I made pottery items for 8 years at a local youth hobby center. We also made silver jewelry and other wonderful things there, I learned a lot. Working with normal clay taught me so much. After quitting the hobby (because of lack of time) I began to search for an alternative for the clay. I found polymer clay, tried it, and fell in love with it. With real clay I usually made BIG things (vases, plates...) but with polymer clay my usual sculptures are the size of a small coin.


Can you teach me?
You can find my YouTube tutorials here: www.youtube.com/user/gentleman…


Can you sell me this sculpture?
Many of the sculptures you see here at my dA gallery have already found new owners. I sometimes make replicas of the items you see here. You may send me a note to ask for more information.



Questions? Suggestions? Just note me.


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MeiSuki Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Some other sculptures say it will contaminate the oven if you use it for both food and polymer. What do you have to say to that? *hands you a microphone* xD
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Shiritsu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
It does not contaminate the oven. The only danger is that when you burn the clay (which you hopefully will never do!) the fumes can be toxic. I bake my cakes & clays in the same oven, not at the same time of course..nor do I use the same oven papersheet for both etc. etc.
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MeiSuki Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
So if you DID burn the clay would you still be able to use the oven for food tho? Because I usually bake my creations with a cover.
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Shiritsu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Yes you are able to use the oven for food. I'm not sure about the TESTS the clay manufactures have done proving this but.. I can't afford to buy "two ovens", so..yes, baking is safe.
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MeiSuki Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
That's what I thought. Thanks :)
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didi2607 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
yay for answered FAQ's :iconravesplz:
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Shiritsu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Just re-did this :) The older FAQ was..old :P
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didi2607 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
doesn't matter^^
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