Make a Gothic Skull and Roses Mug
Learn how to cover a glass mug with polymer clay, revealing a gorgeous pattern from within the mug and a sculpted skull and roses pattern on the outside. Use crystals, paint, and molds to make designs and accents, and enjoy!
1Cover a cup and decorate with Sherry Ratzman-Jones
As long as I host it- which will be years. I am still hosting the videos from my first Polymer Clay Adventure online art retreat held in 2015. So my commitment to keep video courses available to students is strong :)
No! This class is all you need for the topic discussed. I haven't left anything out. I do offer other course and membership experiences, but they are not necessary- think of them as bonus content and connection!
If you want ongoing support and a membership community to share with, consider joining the Monthly Creative Clay Club, or Polymer Clay Adventure Series.
Inside the courses you can comment on many of the videos, and I will answer questions as they come up. Most courses here do not provide any zoom or ongoing support unless specifically noted in the course description.
The main teacher is Kira McCoy, BS in Art Education from SUNY Buffalo University, and lifelong teacher. I made my first polymer clay pony when I was 10, became a potter in college, and switched back to oven bake clay afterward because it is so fun and easy to use. I've been teaching and claying for over 35 years. I also own CreateAlong.com, my art supply company and subscription box, and I design all the tools which are made right here in the USA.
In some of the classes, I'm joined by team member Cindi McGee, also a lifelong crafter and clayer, and Ilysa Ginsburg, former business partner at CreateAlong.
About: a Passion for Polymer
Passion for Polymer magazine was published online and in print from 2017 through 2022. Since then, we've taken it into the Creative Clay Club, where there are new tutorials every week.
I want to live in a world where everyone loves to mix up their media and enjoy art making and friends around the world, no matter where you live or how you create.
As an art explorer and podcaster, I have been featured on the Etsy.com blog, CreateMixedMedia.com, CraftGossip.com, PolymerClayDaily.com, BlogTalkRadio.com, The Art Infused Life podcast, and in magazine articles and books including my own, Polymer Clay Art Jewelry, published with F & W Media and available at Michael’s, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and became a # 1 international Best Seller with my contribution to The Creative Lifebook - The Art of Living a Fully Expressed Life in 2023.
On TV, I showed how fun and easy it is to create with clay on River City Live, Jacksonville's local morning show!
When I'm not up to my elbows in polymer clay, covered in paint with random glitter stuck in my hair, you can find me outdoors enjoying nature, reading a great book, or snuggling with my two pocket beagles and Magic, the cat.
I invite you to Create Along on YouTube @createalongtoolsandart , which has been produced since 2007! The video show features us using our clay tools in fun ways, plus tutorials, techniques, and projects.