Polymer clay is a relative newcomer to the world of craft materials. Although it looks and feels like pottery clay, polymer clay does not require a super-hot kiln: when you’re done molding your object, you can just pop it in your home oven, and it will harden in about 30 minutes!

Whether you’re just getting your feet wet with polymer clay or you’ve got some experience under your belt, the book Polymer Clay Master Class could be great inspiration to bring your craft to the next level. Here’s a description:

Polymer Clay Master Class offers you a close-up look at the creative processes of eleven acclaimed polymer clay artists as they share their expertise with one another and you. In five lessons with sixteen guided projects, you will gain an understanding of the polymer clay skills you’ve always wanted to master.


We are giving away three copies of Polymer Clay Master Class! It’s a 24 hour giveaway, starting Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 8am PST, ending Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:59am PST. To enter, all you need to do is comment on this blog post. Easy peasy. Good luck!

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Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

  • http://SatoriSupplies.com Shel

    I’ve always wanted to master polymer clay. For done reason it in the one medium that intimidates me slightly.

  • http://www.yeellustration.co.uk Yee Kuit

    I’ve only recently taken up modelling with polymer clay and it’s brilliant. I never realised how diverse it could be :)

  • Lynda

    Oh! I would love a copy of that book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Janet

    Gorgeous cover! Would live to learn to work polymer clay.

  • http://n/a Carolyn Crabb

    Count me in!! I’ve never worked with it but always wanted to give it a try. Thanks!

  • Lindsay P

    You had me at polymer clay! I’ve just started exploring the Polymer Clay Cookbook, so this book would be the perfect next step in my new hobby.

  • Yacine

    A copy of this would be awesome! Applying from France, I hope it’s ok.

  • http://www.thecraftorium.com Kallie

    I love working in polymer clay! I’ve made many ornaments for friends and family.

  • Mila

    I am a newcomer to polymer clay and this book would be super helpful in giving me the push I need! It looks amazing!

  • http://generationartisan.blogspot.co.uk/ Kenners

    I’m pretty new to polymer clay and struggling to get inspired past the basics so this book sounds perfect.

  • LC Cougs

    This could be a great activity addition to our camp program activities – I’d love a copy!

  • Tim

    always hard to find books that aren’t unnecessarily filled with the basic…

  • http://gravatar.com/runningbackto Kirsten HansenKirsten

    I’d love to get more tips on how to use polymer clay better!

  • Vivian

    I am amazed at how many different things one can do with polymer clay! I love all of the possibilities!

    And thanks for the opportunity to win the book! How delightful that would be!

  • Britters

    This is such a fascinating medium. Just got done watching Adam Thomas Rees that does cane. It’s amazing!

  • Tressie

    Pick me! I make jewelry and I’ve been using polymer clay to make a few things for family and friends. Everything I know is from blogs and Internet searching. It would be great to have a book like this.

  • http://www.itsallaboutthethings.blogspot.com Svenja

    Great book. I really like to try out working with polymer clay.

  • MaryAnn

    A copy of this book would be inspiring to try this craft.

  • Debbie

    Would love to learn about this

  • Melanie

    I’ve been wanting to explore polymer clay to make my own buttons and beads. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • yulia

    Nice book!

  • christine

    This. I want to make my own beads.

  • http://www.cynicalwoman.com Helen Madden

    Fantastic! I love polymer clay. I will have to put this one on my wish list.

  • Cira

    Would love to win this book! :)

  • Brig

    Count me in!

  • Lynne Donovan

    I like to incorporate poymer clay into my crocheted items – hand made buttons, etc. this book would be inspirationaly and tutorial!

  • ☆ Danila

    Great giveaway! I love working with polymer clay :)

  • http://www.apolymerpenchant.com Emma Todd

    It’s my medium of choice and I would love to add this to the reference library in my home studio. Thanks for the chance

  • Margo

    I adore polymer clay, and this looks like a great book!

  • Elissa

    Looks like a fantastic book. Want.

  • Tom M.

    I have an idea for making a custom chess set. I even bought three of the small pacakages of Fimo in different colors to experiment and get started. Trouble is I’m chicken; I’ve had those packages unopened for about 3 months now. Seeing this post might just get me started.

  • Kimi T

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book and be inspired. Love it!

  • Maryanne Sango Shanley

    Beautiful examples of the work, very inspiring.

  • Dharti

    Would LOVE to read this book!!! It seems like the perfect to kick me out of my little rut.

  • jjmcgaffey

    Looks neat! I’d love to know more – my skills are pretty minimal. I like the mood head statue.

  • Cindy

    Thanks for the giveaway! *Fingers crossed*

  • http://www.facebook.com/NRockSmith Nikki Rochel Smith

    I’ve seen so many adorable polymer clay projects I’ve wanted to try! It looks so fun :)

  • Lena

    Could the book be shipped to Germany?

  • http://www.artbyana.etsy.com Art-by-Ana

    Oooh, I would love a copy of this book! I have wanted to learn this for a long time now!
    This could be perfect timing.

  • Michele Conroy

    I would love to be entered into the draw to win this boom!

  • Andrew

    Looks like a cool book, and would be fun to learn the craft.

  • mamahow

    clay figure is always a adorable handcraft, i want to try if there’s more interesting examples.

  • Sarah

    I would love a copy!

  • Ronn

    Love doing crafts with clay. This looks like a very inspirational read.

  • Karen

    Really intriguing cover photos — I’d like to learn more about this medium.

  • Kathleen

    I have been wanting to learn how to use this product. I would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Bill Kelly


  • http://twitter.com/ScurvyJake Jacob Cord, K7AJC (@ScurvyJake)

    I love working with my hands, and improving my modeling skills would be great!

  • robin gingerich

    Thanks to the give-a-way!

  • Bruce Sorge


  • http://www.facebook.com/johosaphats David Graves

    Can’t wait to check out this book!

  • Cecile

    I’d love to give this book a try! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://www.drinkingchefs.com Marla

    I love working with polymer clay! I made our wedding cake topper out of it, but would always love to learn new things!!! Thanks for the entry!

  • http://twitter.com/orlandoselenu Orlando Selenu (@orlandoselenu)

    Nice gift for a (girl)friend :)

  • Ross

    I’ve never felt artistic enough to do things like this, but my daughter is a completely different story and if it can be used as a fabrication material i’m interested for my own reasons.

  • Chris

    Oh…thinking of the things I would make….

  • Ben

    Polymetric Polymers Please.

  • Jess

    I would love to check this out – started using polymer clay to make materials for jewelry over christmas and could use some more in-depth advice!

  • Mouseymice

    I’m relatively new to polymer clay, and am super excited to get off the ground!

  • Tim S.

    Nice! Make always comes up with cool stuff, right from the firsst issue (which I keep very safe)

  • http://twitter.com/mattb5 Matt Brodeur (@mattb5)

    That stuff looks pretty cool. I had never heard of it before.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faith.leduc Faith Leduc

    My son clued me in to this give away. He know what I like and I like Polymer Clay! I will continue to explore the world and possibilities of polymer clay figures, jewelry, sculptures, will take a long time but well worth the effort

  • Perla Serrato

    The books sounds amazing! There must be some really cool techniques that I can learn!

  • Donna W.

    This book looks amazing and would be a great win for someone like me who is new to crafting!

  • Whitney S

    I’m always excited for new things to try with polymer clay.

  • Vaudesir

    Polymer Clay! The only reason to use a pasta machine…

  • Tess H

    It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten to play with polymer clay… so many fun things to do with it! Looks like a great book…

  • Nikky

    Lovely blog! I would enjoy that book and finally start hobby that i want for ,ong time.

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  • Elizabeth Smith

    Oh my! I want this so badly!

  • Raven Childers

    Oh my! That looks like something awesome to try!

  • http://www.madeit.com.au/kjpdesigns Kimberley

    oh i hope is not too late to enter I would love this book I’ve just taken up polymer clay as a new craft and would LOVE the help :-)

  • http://twitter.com/mariatwts Maria Costea (@mariatwts)

    I just got started with polymer clay. Would love to have this book. Sounds perfect.

  • Joao

    an ancient technique revived

  • http://pinterest.com/melimoha melimo

    Ohh yay! A book about polymer clay :) To win, would make my day! I love you :) Thanks for offering such an awesome book. Goodluck to all!!!! Cheers :)

  • gary fong

    Looks pretty neat. I have some old books on polymer clay. Would love to have something more modern.

  • http://openteachertalk.com jeffmason

    Nice timing. I’m about to do a polymer clay activity with my students.

  • http://www.debramaerz.com Debra

    Beautiful projects on the cover!

  • NicoleT

    Yes please!

  • Christy H.

    I would love to learn how to do this!

  • Jeannie

    I would LOVE to win!!! I love doing my polymer clay.Please pick me…

  • Reed Keyes

    yet another medium with which to make stuff :)

  • Jonathan

    I love Make and I love clay… thanks for the swag

  • http://about.me/aondretti/bio Amanda

    Thank you for posting this giveaway. :)

  • Jamie Thornton

    It would be coll to win a book about this craft!

  • http://www.jessicaprocter.wordpress.com jessprocter8

    I would love to learn how to use polymer clay and this book looks amazing :)

  • Keeta Easton

    I used to make jewelry out of clay. I want to get started again and I believe the book would be a greater starter tool.

  • Sooz

    Ooh yes please.

  • jaywgraves

    Looks very cool.

  • Etta Westerheide

    I love the look of polymer clay items snd would love a copy of the book! !!

  • http://www.makeit-so.com/ s.ortiz

    I am for clay!

  • Jon s

    Polymer clay is awesome but tricky.

  • Karen Zumbrun

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • mrx

    my middle name is clay

  • Abeer M.

    I love the look of polymer clay items and would love a copy of the book!

  • http://www.knittingpirate.com knittingpirate

    Ooou, I love polymer clay! :)

  • Joanne Kreil

    I would love to win this book. My collection of craft books were all lost.

  • cakeinyoureye

    This looks super fun! I have a stash of clay just waiting to be mastered!!!

  • Atsugi

    Tried polymer clay several times, my craft went childishly. I’d love to try again with this book!
    Applied from Japan, I hope it’s ok :)

  • Phil

    Polymer clay is amazing! I’d love to learn more!

  • Anna

    My daughter and I would love this, as we’ve had fun with polymer clay so far!

  • kaye

    Polymer clay is fun.

  • Dale Spotswood

    Am I wrong i thinking this was posted after the deadline?

  • Rebecca

    Ooooo, this would be great for my Sunday School lessons!

  • http://slairslair.blogspot.ca/ MC

    This would be so much fun, thanks for the chance!

  • https://plus.google.com/communities/106540658460757051742 Scott Thisse

    (It appears your dates are off by one.) This looks like a must have resource for the avid maker. My current reference for modling s Thurston James’ “The Prop Builder’s Modlings & Casting Handbook”, but it’s now pretty dated since it was written in 1989.

  • Ken

    I would love to win one to give to my wife :-)

  • http://melbus.wordpress.com melbus

    I’ve always been interested in working with clay. Getting this book would be a great asset to learning more about the craft.

  • Kat

    The projects on the cover look so good!

  • Natalie H

    yay for MAKE and for polymer clay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Twistedcrafts Kim Monroe

    This polymer clay junkie needs this book!

  • http://fallandlove.wordpress.com misstooky

    i’ve always wanted to try something with clay!

  • http://hippybeads.etsy.com hillary wilson

    eeee! I like clay. I want to learn clay!

  • http://polymerionline.blogspot.com Iris Mishly

    Thank you very much, I will be more then happy to receive a copy. I love your site and love to find polymer clay related links and link it to my blog too :)

  • Janine

    I have always wanted to know what other things I can make with polymer clay! I made a cute little dragon.

  • Rachel T

    Love polymer clay … Looks like a great book :-)

  • Lacey

    I’d love love love to win that book!

  • MelodyJ

    I want to get back into polymer clay.

  • http://craftyleslie.blogspot.com Leslie Panfil

    Not only has polymer clay found its way into a few of my craft projects but it has saved my behind on a few of my daughter’s science projects!

  • Mad

    I would love to win this! I can’t do anything more clever than marbled blobs at the moment.

  • http://dreampassion.wordpress.com dreampassion

    I have the materials but no book. This is a great chance! Thank you:)

  • http://reginasquilts.blogspot.ca Régina

    this book would certainly encourage my daughter to take up this craft again!

  • Ellen M.

    My daughter loves to work with polymer clay. This would be a great surprise for her! Many thanks!

  • dixielynn52

    This looks like a book I truly need. I am just starting out with polymerclay. This would be a great asset and one I could share with my daughters

  • Karece

    I would love to own this book. It looks awesome.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShariesCraftworld?ref=si_shop Sharie Dodson

    I love to make people happy! And I do that with my polymer clay when I make there portraits. This book would give me more idea’s to bring more smiles so yes I would love to win it…. Thanks Sharie

  • Juli Fowler

    A great medium!

  • http://Www.tzigns.etsy.com TESSA GOURNEAU

    Yes please! Would love to learn and make this my next hobby!!!!

  • Laurie

    My daughters and I have enjoyed using polymer clay since they were very young – would love to take our polymer crafting to the next level! Thank you!

  • Cinda

    Love Love Love working with my hands. If I’m not doing something….I feel lost!

  • http://leapfeetfirst.blogspot.com Melanie B.

    I love working with Polymer clay and I would love the opportunity to take my craft to the next level.

  • http://twitter.com/MattChance Matthew (@MattChance)

    I would love to win this, I want to get into sculpting.

  • craftcre8r

    This is an art I would truly love to embark upon. Perhaps I’ll win the book to give me a start.

  • http://tjsthings.wordpress.com TJ

    I’ve really enjoyed working with polymer clay. It is an amazing medium. I have learned a lot but could not imagine how much I could learn with the information in Polymer Clay Master Class. Good luck to the other entrants!

  • Cindie

    I have a ton of clay just sitting there waiting for a snowy day & some inspiration. I have the snow, bring on the inspiration.

  • Cheryl

    This would be a perfect gift for my teen daughter who has great interest in the clay world. Thanks for the entry opportunity:)

  • Deborah Herman

    It seems as though I might really enjoy learning polymer clay. I hope to win the book.

  • samsstuff

    I’ve just started with making beads, I’d love to learn more :)

  • Savil

    I’ve never worked with polymer clay, but always wanted to try. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.fiske.1 Jacqueline Fiske

    just got a book by donna kato from ebay this would make a great addition can’t wait to get started

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/charmingcuisine Roxanne

    Wow, what a sweet giveaway. This would help me a ton with my business.

  • Shawnty

    I will probably buy this book, but would love to win it:) Thanks for the opportunity

  • Lorraine C

    I love Polymer clay. This would be a great book to have. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • http://twitter.com/xsuzi00 Su Zi (@xsuzi00)

    I have a friend who’s hard-pressed financially–she makes a little bit of money by selling her polymer clay pieces by the side of the road. It would be a godsend for her to have this book, ad I wouldbe honored to b the one to get it to her

  • Johanna Wood

    Cool, I would love that book.

  • Audrey

    I would love to learn how to use polymer clay for more than just beads!

  • Cookie17

    Sure would love have this book,I love clay Can’t do lot things on crafting but can make couple thing’s book would help learn lot more lol Thank’s

  • http://gravatar.com/jbirren jbirren

    Pick me pick me! :) I used to love doing stuff with polymer clay but got out of the habit; I need a new habit hahaha Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Patti Carroll

    After listening to the Webinar last night, oh how I would love to win this book. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alina.leminskaite Alina Leminskaitė

    I always think, that I’ve already seen all of polymer clay. would love to win this book, to know that I’m wrong :)

  • Petrina Battaglia

    I have been beading for years and have taken a real interest in working with polymer clay. I can’t wait to “get my hands dirty.” Would love to have this book!

  • Susan

    I have only recently started using polymer clay – what a magnificent material. A thousand thank yous to the maker.

  • http://bishopart.etsy.com Bishop

    I need to take my clay skillz to the next level. This book would help. Thanks.

  • bzydzylzy

    PICK ME! PICK ME! I inherited a TON of doll molds and elaborate doll making material, beads, sequence, fabrics, etc.,,all perfectly, carefully stored since the 1930’s! I have a unique doll idea, but no kiln which led me to the idea of using polymer clay; This book would surely advance my knowledge, ideas and creativity…I would LOVE, LOVE to have it!

  • pam f.

    Who wouldn’t want to have this book? It looks great.

  • Rebecca Atwood

    I love polymer clay! Would love to try some new ideas.

  • http://Www.artplaylaugh.com Judi Dalton

    Love the look of it!

  • Christine Colley

    Polymer clay is a very versitile medium. I would love the book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Gina Simone

    I’m definitely in need of a hobby and would love to learn how to do this without paying an arm and a leg for classes! I would love to win this!