Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning with Sarah Shriver

Learn Sarah's intermediate techniques on how to make polymer clay patterns and canes

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Course intro and interview with Sarah Shriver and Tami Macala

Sarah shares her passion for Polymer Clay Caning and many tips and tricks on how to create beautiful kaleidoscope jewelry

Imagine the world of endless patterns, patterns, and more patterns, all born from the magic of polymer clay. Are you looking to learn how to create intricate kaleidoscope patterns from blocks of polymer clay and transform them into stunning jewelry, artwork inclusions, and decorative objects? If so, then this course was tailor-made for you.

Your guide is none other than the world-renowned polymer clay artist, Sarah Shriver. For over three decades Sarah has masterfully crafted polymer clay kaleidoscope canes into jewelry and other fine art objects, making her the ultimate source of knowledge and inspiration for this art form and now she has brought this online course exclusively to Create Arts Online.

If you are new to the world of Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning, we highly recommend starting with Sarah's Beginner Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning course to build a strong foundation. Once you've honed your skills, you'll be ready to take your skills to the next level with this course. Click HERE and you can even bundle both courses and enjoy a 15% discount automatically.

Sarah's relaxed yet informative teaching style will guide you step by step, through this more advanced course from the moment you open your packages of clay to the final finishing touches on unique earrings and pendants.

In this course you will learn:

  • Sarah's preferred clay types and brands
  • How to draw inspiration from nature, art, and various exciting objects
  • How to curate your own vibrant color palette
  • Techniques for conditioning older clay
  • How to use the pasta machine to blend the clay seamlessly
  • How to create a Skinner Blend
  • The secrets of developing canes and skillfully reducing them
  • Crafting multiple patterns and kaleidoscope canes
  • Creating intricate and complex patterns
  • How to cure the clay in a polymer clay oven
  • The art of making molds and shapes for stunning jewelry
  • Adding jewelry findings and applying the perfect finishing touches

Learning how to create Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning can take your artwork to a whole new level. Whether you are looking to create jewelry, millefiori for your mosaic or fine artwork, or create decorative objects for gifts or your own collection, with Sarah's skills and knowledge you will have a successful outcome each time.

This course includes a PDF for download of Sarah's suggested materials, tools, and resources.

Fabulous and fun course. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Sarah.

Alina W.

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Sarah Shriver
Sarah Shriver

I have been working in polymer clay from my backyard studio here in California for over 25 years. When I discovered the medium I was working in a wonderful art supply and fabric store in San Francisco where I was mainly focused on textiles. The first time I gave polymer clay a try, I connected with it right away. Being familiar with Italian mille fiori glass techniques, I realized a way that I could mimic the patterns that I loved in older rugs and textiles by creating simple graphic "canes" and mirroring them together in endless variations. I soon found myself building large libraries of patterned canes that were great for making jewelry.

My methods for constructing mille fiori canes and building intricate patterns have been taught to students all over the world. I have been featured in many books on polymer beginning with the seminal book "The New Clay" by Nan Roche, and including "Masters, Polymer Clay: Major Works by Leading Artists", Published by Ray Hemachandra of Lark Crafts.

I still love teaching these techniques and hope I can infect you with my enthusiasm for making intricate canes in polymer clay."

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