Polymer Clay Canes for Beginners

27 videos, step by step, beginner cane workshop beginner Cane Tutorial What people are saying about this tutorial. jennifer rose Just finished this first workshop on how to make canes, and I must say I learned so much. This is exactly what I have been looking for, someone who could explain cane making in a step by step that process that I could replicate. I watched the videos, went into my studio and began to create all of the canes Alice showed. I finally have results I can be proud of, and I say thank you so much for doing this workshop. My only question now is when do we get more workshops. If you are only going to take one online class let it be this workshop. Thank you Alice for your hard work, and your dedication to helping others learn the joys of polymer clay.

Online Workshops with Alice Stroppel


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Flow Art Space – Polymer Clay Gallery Style

Polymer Clay Gallery Style


I’m so pleased that my Facing Forward pen and ink on polymer was chosen to be included in Flow Art Space‘s exhibit, Polymer Clay – Gallery Style.

A reception will be held on Friday May 31 from 5-8 pm.  Awards provided by the Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota and Clay Squared to Infinity will be presented to select emerging and established polymer artists at 7 pm.

This unique exhibition runs from May 29 – June 15.  Hours are Wednesdays – Fridays from 2 – 7, Saturdays from 11 – 3 or by appointment by calling 612-564-3569.

Flow Art Space is located in the Northern Warehouse in the Lowertown neighborhood of St Paul. Find us at 308 Prince Street Suite 218, in the same building as Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar.  Entry is free, and street meters are free after 5 pm.


Artists Day At Sebring High School

Polymer Clay Head - Alice Stroppel

Polymer Clay Head - Alice Stroppel

I had a great time at Sebring High School yesterday. It always surprises me that there are so many people that don’t know anything about polymer clay. The number one question is “what is it made of”.

I took the head above , my 3 foot tall tourist man below, my face canes and lots of bracelets, vases and things. The kids were very receptive to the medium and Steve Vandam, one of the art teachers at SHS, asked if I would come demo pc for his classes. I’m excited to be asked and can’t wait.

Tourist - Alice Stroppel

Tourist - Alice Stroppel

The second thing people ask is “how long did it take you to make that”. Now this one is pretty much impossible to answer usually. Unless you are mass producing something, it’s hard to figure the time, at least for me. I don’t write it down and so it’s soon forgotten. I’ve tried so many different things, who can remember?

Third thing that is so difficult to answer is “What inspires you?”. Everything……………..anything……..

I gave my card to several of the art students and ask them to take a look at both this blog and my other one, The Figurative Artbeat. I wonder how many actually have.

If any students are reading this, please leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by, I’ll be thrilled.

The Fuller Craft Museum Will Present – Sculpting Color – Works in Polymer Clay

The Fuller Craft Museum will present – Sculpting Color – Works in Polymer Clay – curated by Kathleen Dustin August 8, 2009 – November 8, 2009

Examiner.com has this slide show of work by Boston artist Betsy Baker of Stonehouse Studio and images from the Fuller Craft Museum exhibition, Sculpting Color.

The slide show at Examiner.com also includes the work of a few of the other artists participating in the exhibit,  Steve Ford and David Forlano, Bonnie Bishoff and JM Syron and Kathleen Dustin.

Thank you to Kathleen Dustin for the work she is doing on what we all know will be a tribute to all the incredible artists that have elevated the art of polymer clay.