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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Polymer Clay Class Prep -Cane Mapping

Cane Mapping  samples for workshop Alice Stroppel


I”ve been creating several pieces for samples and demos for my cane mapping workshop with the Florida Gulf Coast Polymer Clay Guild in June.

This is a follow up class to the cane workshop with FGCPCG several months ago. In that class, using Premo clay donated by Polyform, we created several canes and the group went away with homework to make lots more.

In this workshop, we will be using those canes to create pictures to frame.

These are from royalty free clipart. They are cane mapped and flat except the parrot which is more of a 3D effect.

I always look forward to spending the day with this guild, they are so much fun.

Here are a few finished and framed pieces

Polymer Clay FIsh -  Alice Stroppel

Cat - Cane Mapped - Alice Stroppel

Butterfly, polymer clay- Alice Stroppel

Road Trip to Florida Gulfcoast Polymer Clay Guild


FGPCG Play Day with 20 children and parents.

My friend Sherry McKinney and I set out on a road trip Saturday to join the members of the Florida Gulfcoast Polymer Clay Guild in Palmetto, FL. We both had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone. The  kids had a fabulous afternoon and I’ll bet some of those kids will be begging their parents for pc supplies.

The Manatee Public Library-Palmetto Branch at 923 6th Street West in Palmetto, FL  is the meeting place for the FGPCG. They have been meeting in the large room with tables, chairs and a kitchen all for free. For 3 years the guild has enjoyed these arrangements and wanted to give back the to library and the community.

The library’s Assistant Branch Manager, Debbie Reagan was please with the response and hoped to be able to do it again. She’s sure the interest is there, over 20 children were on the waiting list.

Sydney Carter, Marcia Kaszuba and Rachel Kindon all took a few minutes to do short demos to introduce pc to the kids. Several members manned the ovens that baked all those wonderful creations from those inspired young artists. I met Sydney and Rachel Kindon at Orlando Clay Fandango this year and it was great to see them again.

Sydney Carter

Sydney Carter

Sydney Carter showed the children a pen covered with clay as an example of what they could make with polymer clay that very afternoon.

It you live in the area, you might want to give FGPCG a visit and join in the fun. Next month Sydney will demonstrate Bobbin Beads.