Clay-Bor Day Demo Added

We’re happy to announce that Arkansas artist Marlene Gremillion will be our Sunday demo for the Clay-Bor Day Retreat. Marlene is an accomplished watercolor and polymer artist and a member of the Ouachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild. Marlene’s demo will be on Sunday, September 1, time TBD.

Registration is open for our annual Clay-bor Day Retreat. Learn more here.

PS: The website got a little bit of a facelift. Check it out!


Come with your imagination to create some potted succulent plants, all designed in polymer clay.  You will learn to make realistic looking miniature succulents in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and then assemble them artistically in a little planter we will make and cure ahead of time.  No previous experience in polymer is necessary but be warned they are addictive to make.

Marlene Gremillion, artist, and instructor for over 40 years has been working in polymer for approximately 12 years and sells her works in galleries throughout the state of Arkansas.  You may visit her website:  www.marlenegremillion.com or follow her on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/marleneartist

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Polymer clay (conditioned ahead) you normally use, in a variety of colors green, yellow, cobalt blue, red, alizarin crimson, translucent, white, black and tan (for the plants) terracotta  or a brown or granite or color choice for your own pot ( I use premo or souffle clays).

Work surface, craft knife and/or blade, needle tool or knitting needle, tooth picks can be handy.

Pastels for coloring accents (green, red, brown, blue, yellow, orange, etc.)  Index card to shave pastels onto.

Note:  This whole project does not use a lot of clay so you may be able to utilize that little bit you have laying around.

We will cure the pot while we make our plant varieties.  

I suggest you investigate some pictures on the internet of succulents.  There are all shapes, colors and sizes. Visit https://unsplash.com/s/photos/succulent or just go to your favorite search engine and enter succulent varieties and prepare to be amazed!

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