The votes have all been counted, and the November 2013 Polymer Clay Central Challenge is complete! Congratulations to the three winners, and to ALL the contestants for taking the time to submit great entries at this busy time of the year. Now click here to see if your favorite won, and to see all the talented artists who played this month!
And mark your calendars - as we begin our 16th YEAR of CONTESTS (WOW!!!), it's time to get ready for the January 2014 PCC Challenge (we're all too busy with the holidays for a December contest)! Check here for the dual themes, rules and entry submission form and take a chance on great prizesfrom our NEW sponsor, Sculpey Products!
NEW: 2014 Challenge Dual Themes Now Posted!
Join us for this look back at the early days of Polymer Clay and PCC, when the Internet Clay Swaps were hugely popular, and one of the most exciting features of the original Polymer Clay Central! Click here to see these pages that have not been seen since the 1998.
Calling All Polymer Clay Teachers!!!!!
Polymer Clay Central is beginning a new feature - a database and Internet listing of polymer clay teachers from all over the world. The hope of this project is that it will make it much easier for prospective students to be able to find teachers in their geographic areas who can provide the level of instruction they need. Teachers, fill out the easy online form, upload pictures illustrating your classes or your work, and your new Teachers Webpage will be added to the International Directory, making it easier for students and Guilds to find and contact you! Begin this project right here...
Now With Lists by State for the U.S. and by Country for International Teachers!!!
Here's an uplifting story submitted by Deborah Lurie Edery, a clay artist who has combined her love of clay with her work,and provided a wonderful and practical outlet for her clients. Read it here.
We're happy to introduce a new feature at PCC - Foreign Language Lessons! We've added a new Greek lesson - The Feather Cane - to join the other Greek translations by Vicky Paschali... Natasha Technique, Angela's Autumn Leaf, the Basic Jelly Roll Cane, the Brain Cane, the TrueLEIGH Rose Cane, the Lace Cane, the Simple Leaf Ornament, and the Skinner Blend. The list is beginning to grow, and begins here! We're also looking for people to translate PCC lesson into other languages, so if you are interested please email Leigh or Stephen!
Here's a new lesson from first-time contributor Leah Fisch, and it's an easy-to-do project that you'll be sure to use! Click here to start this new cane lesson!
This swap, hosted by Barbara Poland-Waters, features some lovely canes made from extruded clay. We'd like to thank all the swappers for giving their clay guns a "real workout", and for sharing their projects with PCC! Check them out here!
It's been awhile since we had an "official" PCC swap, but we're back with a BANG with the PCC Coaster Swap, hosted by Leigh Ross! Click here to see two pages of beautiful coasters made by a VERY talented group of swappers!
Check the PCC Guild Gazette for articles and photo shows from guild events, as well as the Regional and International Guild List, the Clayers Classified, and many other Guild links!
Would you like to be a part of Polymer Clay History? Then join us and add your tips and techniques to the Polymer Clay Cyclopedia, an ever growing collection of polymer clay information from around the world!
Just Added - New Tips in Caning and Tools!
Have you ever had a special event at your Guild, or knew about a great Workshop coming up, or wanted to advertise a great Retreat, but didn't know where to go? Did you ever hear about a terrific event AFTER it was over? Well, PCC has come up with an answer for BOTH of these dilemnas, and we now offer the PCC Events Datebook! Here is a place where you can post about your upcoming events, or look to see if anything is happening in your area. It's easy - you just type it in, and it goes live within a few hours. So, click here to check it out and advertise YOUR special event!
PCC member DocSarah started a terrific discussion at the PCC Message Board asking the question in the tile above, and we received some inspiring responses. These were so fascinating that we wanted to share them will ALL our friends at the PCC Website, and give you all the chance to add your comments. Read them here and add your response!
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