Creating Organic Pods using Polymer Clay

Instructor Bio: 
76 minutes

Join award winning polymer clay artist Doreen Gay Kassel and learn how to create whimsical polymer clay pods.

In this class, Doreen will use inspiration from walks in the woods, and demonstrate her techniques for creating pods and natural forms that can be used in jewelry or on their own as sculpture. 

Pods are particularly luscious and lend themselves to all kinds of fantastic interpretations. 
Don’t be bound by 'reality' but learn how to use organic reference: how it grows - noticing patterns, symmetry, lack of symmetry. Then see how you can alter that 'reality' and take off on individual interpretations.

See step-by-step how to sculpt and mold the polymer when it's soft, then how to add texture after it's been cured.

Doreen will share with you her special oil painting techniques that -- even if you have never painted before -- you will be thrilled with your results.

To complete your pod, learn how to combine techniques that will add depth of color and richness of the piece.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.

Included in your purchase is a PDF with photos, notes and online resources.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet and contains a full list of supplies needed.

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Design choice possibilities
  • Color choice combinations
  • Oil painting on polymer
  • Antiquing
  • Blending color techniques
  • Texture techniques
  • Creating lightweight focal elements
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Premo White Clay
  • Pressed cotton balls
  • Winton Oil paints, assorted colors, but be sure to buy burnt umber and white
  • Pointed brushes
  • Turpenoid
  • Clay tools for texturing and smoothing
  • Cut up tee shirt
  • Pasta machine

Included with the video download is a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.