Faux Stoneware | Polymer Clay Tutorial

Faux StonewareVid #207: “I love the fact that many things I have learned using polymer clay can transition nicely to ceramics.” ~Carol-C

The beauty of polymer clay is that it is the great pretender. It will mimic all kinds of materials including metal, glass and stone. One thing it does really well, is copy the look of ceramic and stoneware.

Many polymer clay artists have their own way of getting the look of faux ceramic and stoneware, using a variety of different techniques. Most of them use liquid polymer clay. I find that although the liquid polymer does give wonderful look, it still lacks the shine of real ceramic or stoneware glaze. So a further finish is usually needed.

I have come up with a faux stoneware or ceramic technique that gets that glassy glazed look, in one easy step. I think you are really going to enjoy it.

I’ve always admired the finish on ceramics and am very excited to learn how to do it! I must add that your videos are worth MORE than every penny a membership costs. Especially to me. I live in a very rural area and your tutes make me feel as if I am visiting your studio without leaving my own home. Well done, and thanks. ~Sue-W

Polymer clay is an amazing medium – you can make it look like so many cool materials (like stone, wood, ceramics, etc.). The finish of each clay is slightly different right after baking… but you can change it quite a bit by sanding, buffing, applying glazes, powders, paint, resin, etc. ~Phaedrakat

So coming up tomorrow (Friday June 10th, 2011) in the Vol-037-2 video at the Polymer Clay Library, I’ll be demonstrating how to make super easy and very realistic Faux Stoneware/Ceramic Pendants and charms using the brand new Granite Clay from the Premo Sculpey Accents line.


Please Note: A general prerequisite for all of my weekly tutorials is that you have a good understanding of the polymer clay basics, including: conditioning clay, using a pasta machine, clay blade and other simple tools, making Skinner Blends or Teardrop Blends, baking clay, as well as sanding and finishing. If you need help in these areas, my Polymer Clay Beginners Course will get you up to speed quickly. There is also plenty of free information on this blog. Use the search box at the top of the page to find articles on specific topics.

Supplies & Tools: Video-037-2 Faux Stoneware:

  • Premo Sculpey Accents Granite clay in the color of your choice (5065 Gray Granite, 5061 White Granite and/or 5059 Blue Granite). You can also custom mix your stoneware clay, by mixing one or more of the granite clays and tinting with Premo Ecru or Raw Sienna clays. As an alternative, you could just use a plain colored clay like White, but the look will be more of a ceramic or porcelain look, rather than stoneware.
  • Mold, rubber stamps, texture plates, etc., for pressing clay into to get a pattern or design. Something with a lot of texture is good, so the glaze has little places to sit into. I used a deeply etched glass plate as my mold, but you can be as creative as you wish on this one.
  • Small round cutter or straw for making hole.
  • Acrylic block, or a smooth flat surface to press with. This will make sense when you see the video.
  • Water Spritzer (optional but handy as a mold release agent). Don’t use cornstarch in this technique. It will interfere with the glaze. I got my little mister from Terry Morris at epoxyjewelry.com. It was super cheap, has a nice fine mist and is very handy for many techniques.
  • Sculpey Glossy Glaze. There are a few different packaging designs out there including one in a glass bottle. Just make sure it is the milky looking glaze, and that it says you can bake it. Also make sure to get the Glossy version and not the Satin version for this particular technique. It is possible for other types of finishes to work as well, but you will have to experiment with that on your own, since I have not tried others myself. If you have found an alternative, do let us know.
  • Chalk Pastels. Not the oily kind of pastels.
  • Palette knife or clay blade.
  • Soft artists paintbrush and water for cleaning.
  • Non-stick surface for baking on such as the Sculpey Work and Bake Clay Mat, a piece of parchment paper, or a glassy ceramic tile. Don’t bake on a regular sheet of paper for this technique.
  • Folded cardstock or parchment for tenting while baking.

The full version of the Vol-037-2 Faux Stoneware video will be posted in the Polymer Clay Members Library on Friday June 10, 2011. But if you would like to see a sneak peek intro clip right now, scroll down the page a bit to the video player below.


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The full version of the “Faux Stoneware” preview video shown above, is now available for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Volume-037 Back Issue Package.

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I have tried just about every medium and craft there is out there and this is the best by far and You and Doug are a very BIG reason for that. I have come a long way since that first video. I have them all from the beginners on. I suggest anyone who joins even if you have clayed for awhile purchase the beginners video. I still refer to it from time to time. Cindy your tutorials are worth there weight in gold and I value you them just that much. Anyone out there thinking about joining don’t think, just do it join today the cost is $3 something a month and you get 4 tutes a month. I don’t even know where you can get one tutorial for that amount do you?????? To beat that if you have any questions about it, they will get answered by Cindy or one of your fellow clayers. We are one big family here all ready to help each other when we can. You won’t find anything better out there. Thanks again Cindy and Doug. Many Uuuuggggs. ~Peggy-B

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The following topics are included in this week’s Polymer Clay Tutor Library, Faux Stoneware video tutorial:

  • See several examples of Faux Stoneware Pendants in a variety of colors, shapes and designs.
  • Discussion of the tools and techniques needed to create this simple and stunning polymer clay technique.
  • Learn cool tricks for getting the look of a glazed ceramic/stoneware piece, without the complicated process, tools and kiln needed in making real stoneware jewelry pieces.
  • Plus, with some creativity and ingenuity, there are many ways to come up with other unique designs of your own.

The full version of the “Faux Stoneware” preview video shown above, is now available for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Volume-037 Back Issue Package.


  1. fran, 09 June, 2011

    What a fabulous look ! I am so looking forward to seeing this next video.

  2. Ken H, 09 June, 2011

    OOOOooooo, I used to do ceramics before discovering PC, I may have never come to this medium if the ceramic store hadn’t closed.

  3. Elizabeth S., 09 June, 2011

    With every preview I think “Oh this is going to be my favorite!” I now have thirty six and 1/2 volumes of favorites and can’t wait to add this as my next one. These pieces are gorgeous!! Cindy, I continue to be in awe of your creative mind!

  4. pollyanna, 09 June, 2011

    Ditto everything said already. Love this look, also.

  5. Koolbraider, 09 June, 2011

    I am sooooo looking forward to this!! (Sounds like a teenager, don’t it? More like a kid waiting for presents.)

  6. pattw35, 09 June, 2011

    Using pastels ! WOW -I have been a pastelist for years.So, this could be THE ONE -teehee. Darn, I will have to wait til tomorrow ( suuuuch a long wait). What interesting ways of using PC that you come up with. I have seen artists that use pastels in their PC work – now all of us can join them. Hurrah !!
    What fun lies ahead……

  7. Lisa F, 09 June, 2011

    You rock.
    Take care…
    Have a super day!

  8. Phaedrakat, 09 June, 2011

    Gorgeous pendants, Cindy! I’ve been looking forward to seeing you do a tute that incorporates pastels, so I think I’m gonna love this one. Wait…think? I know! I love ’em all, so my appreciation is no surprise…! ;-)

    You really know how to keep those ideas coming…you’re truly inspired (and hard-working, creative, gifted, generous, & much more!) Thanks for being such a great teacher…& giving us so many excellent videos to look forward to — week after week!

  9. Phaedrakat, 09 June, 2011

    BTW, what happened to the “Recent Comments” list on the right side? I can’t get it to appear…is it just me? (I’ve tried on my laptop & phone…) That’s what I normally use to see what everyone’s been talking about (& which posts they’re using for their comments…!)

  10. Cindy Lietz, 09 June, 2011

    Thank you guys! I think you will enjoy the simplicity of this one!

    @Phaedrakat: The commenting display “widget” broke the other day and Doug is trying to figure out a fix. With all the comments that have accumulated (there’s over 25,000 now), I think we exploded it somehow!! But at least this is one of those good problems to have to deal with :-)

  11. Jocelyn, 10 June, 2011

    @Phaedrakat: I cannot get the “Recent Comments” list to work either…. maybe Doug can help us figure it out.

  12. Phaedrakat, 10 June, 2011

    @Jocelyn: I guess Doug is working on a fix right now. Can’t believe it’s broken…I use it a lot to keep track of active threads. You know how I hate to miss out on anything here…How on earth will I manage??? ;-)

  13. Cherie, 09 June, 2011

    oooh, I love ceramics and stone ware. i love the pendant with the tree and bird and also the painted one with the foxgloves. I haven’t been able to do much claying with music exams coming up and extra classes and choir etc. but look forward to catching up.

  14. Linda K., 09 June, 2011

    Cindy, this looks a lot like what I’ve been mulling over in my head for awhile. I can already see that your version will be far more sophisticated than what I was planning to do. It will be interesting to see all the things that my plan was missing!

  15. Rebecca (Becky) Chisenhall, 09 June, 2011

    Okay, ran to Hobby Lobby and bought Sculpey Gloss Glaze. It looked somewhat milky, glass bottle, but I didn’t see it said anything on label about baking it. Hope it is the right one, but I guess I will find out! Also got some Premo White Granite, so I am all set and raring to go!

  16. Kathy G, 10 June, 2011

    @Rebecca (Becky) Chisenhall: the one that Cindy used is Studio by Sculpey. The only place I’ve seen it sold is AC Moore. I’ve never seen it at Joanns, Hobby Lobby or even Michaels. I also have the one you purchase but I’m not sure it you can bake that one.

  17. Rebecca (Becky) Chisenhall, 10 June, 2011

    @Kathy G: Thanks for the heads-up, Kathy. I am sure you are right…this is probably the wrong one :((. Still, won’t go to waste, I am sure! Guess I need to order the right one online. Since you mentioned this, I noticed my gloss seems thinner than the one Cindy is using. Oh, well, back to the drawing board!

  18. Peggy Barnes, 10 June, 2011

    I absolutely love this technique. When the new colors came out I got everything but the granite colors. I’m just wasn’t found of granite until now and I will be watching for a sale to go out and buy a lot more granite. Oh and Elizabeth I own those now 37 favorites also. I would be in trouble if someone told me I had to pick out just one favorite. Love them all Cindy and Doug
    Thanks so much once again.
    Love and Uuugggs, Peggy

  19. Jocelyn, 10 June, 2011

    @Peggy Barnes: I avoid that granite like the plague too, Peggy. Now going to watch the video on this great looking technique and maybe it will change my mind too! Hope so….LOL!!!

  20. Silverleaf, 10 June, 2011

    Cool, lots of possibilities for our own interpretation/experiments here.

    I avoided the granites too – I have every new colour except the granites and the coloured translucents, but I might well get some now. Or maybe even use some inclusions to make my own “stone” type clay – I bet sand would look really good!

    I think I might have a tiny bit of Fimo granite/marble left somewhere that I got in a cheap “job lot” on eBay ages ago, so I could try now.

  21. Kathy G, 10 June, 2011

    Oh man! I need to get some of those new clays. You have out done yourself once again. All these awesome techniques and I’ve had to control myself from getting into them. We are just over a week away from the packers and movers getting here……We are getting stationed in Staten Island, NY. In two weeks we’ll be hitting the road w/the three kiddos (under age 6.) Of course I am moving all of my craft stuff myself (personal choice…don’t trust the movers.) I even have a cooler that I’ll be putting all my clay in. Can’t wait to get my new area set up.

  22. Phaedrakat, 10 June, 2011

    Awesome video, Cindy! Your Faux ceramic pieces are lovely…gotta make use of this technique soon! Love how you used the glass plate (yours has quite the variety of texture selections!) I still haven’t found the new Premo at Michael’s, but I have some of Fimo’s granite clay…or I could make my own Premo version with embossing powder, sand, etc. I’d been feeling the same as others (above…planning to avoid the granite & col. translucent clays.) But now I have a great incentive to buy the Premo Accents granites!

    I’ll still most likely avoid the translucents…so easy to make them yourself. Unless the new packgd ones have increased translucence or something — does anyone know? (Is there a noticeable difference between Premo’s colored translucent clays & tinting Frost/trans with inks or bits of colored clay?)

    @Kathy G: Wow, what a move you have ahead of you! Fun, fun, fun with the little kiddies on the road (takes patience & planning ahead, LOL!) Best of luck to you on that trip, and with the move in general. How nice it will be to start fresh in a new craft studio/location! Good luck, Kat

  23. Ken H, 10 June, 2011

    Speaking of Hobby Lobby, I was out visiting a friend in Battle Creek, MI. He was giving me a tour and I saw a Hobbt Lobby, I asked could we stop there to check it out. The place was gigantic, like a cross of the best of Michaels/AC Moore, JoAnns and Pier 1. I couldn’t believe my eyes at how big this store was. They even had five (5) different brands of PC (too bad I was flying back to Philadelphia, I didn’t want to be the cause of an evacuation of O’Hare because of the little blocks of PC in my bag). To those folks who have access to these stores all the time, I am extremely Jealous (deep green in fact).

  24. Rebecca (Becky) Chisenhall, 10 June, 2011

    @Ken H: Oh, Ken, Hobby Lobby is my most favorite store in all the world! In fact, my house is pretty much decorated in Hobby Lobby style (with some Ikea thrown in)! They pretty much rotate sales on everything, too, so if I have my eye on something and it’s not on sale, it will be the next week or the week after that, probably! I am sorry you weren’t able to stock up on clay, but I can just see you being thrown to the ground with security pointing guns at you at the airport (C4, anyone?)!!!

  25. Phaedrakat, 11 June, 2011

    @Rebecca (Becky) Chisenhall: Oh, I wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me! I especially love the fact that they carry so many clay brands… Kato with a coupon…I want! ;D

    The original Sculpey Gloss changed to Studio by Sculpey Gloss Glaze a few years ago…the glass bottle changing to plastic. Now, they’ve gone back to the glass bottle, and dropped the “Studio by” in the name. However, the product is still thin & bakable, and even more “improved” (over the old, old stuff everyone hated.) I expect that the reason Cindy’s bottle of product is not super-thin is because it’s old (not super-fresh.) My bottle’s the same way, but works great.

    I’m guessing the new stuff’s consistency is thin, both because it’s new & because it has another “improved” formula — although I’m not sure what aspects have been changed. The stuff everyone’s coming across really does seem to be the latest/greatest product. Since the “Studio” products have been discontinued, shopping around won’t get you the bottle Cindy has…unless someone is selling some old “leftover” stash…

    This message in the Studio by Sculpey glaze post shows what Polyform had to say regarding the latest “rolling product replacement”…

    Still, if anyone has any questions, Polyform has shown they’re pretty quick with answering emails!

  26. Rebecca (Becky) Chisenhall, 12 June, 2011

    @Phaedrakat: Ah, good things to know! Thank you! Gotta love “new and improved,” lol. You may be right about the consistency being older stock versus new. So, thanks to you and Fran, I won’t worry about it anymore!

    I wish you had a Hobby Lobby, too! I love the sales on clay and I do buy the large blocks of Kato in white, black and translucent then. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to have large blocks in my stock, lol. I was thinking of trying to get a PT job there, but I imagine I would use all my pay in buying stuff there! I even noticed the other day that they had 1 of Lisa Pavelka’s UV light boxes! I am going to wait for payday and another 40% off coupon and snap that up. $21.60 versus $36 is not too bad.

  27. Brenda, 10 June, 2011

    Very neat idea. I love it. I got a plate simular to yous that I received as a wedding gift, now where did I put it?

  28. pollyanna, 10 June, 2011

    love this idea….I used to work with ceramics and love the look. How nice to be able to get that with pc!!! You have several of us off searching….:), now where did I put my pastels ??????

  29. Maria, 10 June, 2011

    How funny Cindy! Our wedding anniversary is in August (will be 24 years) and I recall receiving a lot of cake platters. I think that was the “in’ thing to give then, maybe? Love the tute – now, I also will start using those granite colors!

  30. Jocelyn, 10 June, 2011

    Yep, buying the granite stuff when budget allows. Going to try to duplicate some “pottery” pieces inspired by the New England style (grayish base with blue images, trim).

    Reason I stopped was my mistake I think. I used this product or one similar to cane with and had sad results because the blade stuck to the stuff in it.

    Using it for all the possibilites shown here will work perfectly.

    Good luck on your move, Kath, and I will pray you some cooler weather, lol!

  31. Loretta Carstensen, 10 June, 2011

    What a fun technique. I’m running out to get Premo granite and the gloss.

  32. Ritzs, 10 June, 2011

    When I am able to start claying again how am I ever going to catch up, and what a fab choice of tutes I have, thanks Cindy & Doug.

  33. patt, 10 June, 2011

    Sadly, No granite yet. But I sure will try using pastels. This could be very addictive ! Will wonders never cease ? Not with the Polymer Clay Tutor around. Thanks for another creative tute !!!!!

  34. fran, 11 June, 2011

    Rebecca – I got the sculpey glossy glaze from Hobby Lobby yesterday. Used it and it worked just fine. It was a small bottle – only about 3″ tall. Price was $3.77. The label says “gloss glaze – brillant glacis and brillosos esmalte.” I used it before baking and also after.

  35. Rebecca (Becky) Chisenhall, 12 June, 2011

    @fran: Oh, thanks, Fran. This is the very one I bought as well, so I appreciate you letting me know it worked for you! Now I don’t have to order online and pay the exhorbitant shipping cost!

  36. fran, 11 June, 2011

    Rebecca – I should have added that there is a picture of this glaze at sculpey.com/products/accessory/sculpey-glossy-glaze-2-oz

  37. Jocelyn, 11 June, 2011

    For those that have glazes or liquid products that are too thin and runny, wonder if pouring some into a jar lid, and leaving it to evaporate over nite will cause it to thicken to the consistency needed for this technique?

  38. pattw35, 11 June, 2011

    AHA! No Granite -No problem. Why not use pepper? Works for me LOL

  39. Linda K., 12 June, 2011

    Cindy & Doug, this tutorial is fabulous. I’m not big on the granite stuff so I’ll stick with white clay for my first attempt. My store STILL doesn’t have the new colors anyway.

    I’d been planning to make a similar style pendant with plain white clay, using acrylic paint to do some One-Stroke style flowers on it after it was baked. Of course, mine wouldn’t have had that gorgeous ceramic look to it. I’m really glad I didn’t start yet! Yippee, I already have the pastels and the gloss glaze. Now I just need some extra time in my day!

  40. Jocelyn, 12 June, 2011

    The image that hits me strongest is the one of the pendant on the linen string necklace. I can just picture the potter’s daughter proudly wearing this token of love from her parents, made special by taking time during a grueling day circa 17 and 18 hundreds. Too cool.

  41. Joan W, 14 June, 2011


    I find that the Studio by Sculpey Glossy Glaze recommended in the stoneware video has been discontinued. What do you suggest as a substitute to get the same results? I have tried to find the Studio one online but no luck.


  42. Cindy Lietz, 15 June, 2011

    @Joan W: Hi Joan. In the video I mentioned that the packaging has gone through a few changes. The product you want is now packaged in a glass bottle and is called Sculpey Glossy Glaze instead of Studio by Sculpey Glossy Glaze. Just make sure it is the thinner milky finish and not the thick clear stuff. You should be able to find it quite easily.

  43. Tantesherry, 17 June, 2011

    Just pulled my test piece out of the oven and it turned out really well. The reason for the test was two fold. 1st I only had 10 or 12 year old sculpey glaze #33 gloss— I opened the bottle (glass) and discovered that the ingredients had seperated and some turned hard—not to be stopped I stirred and mashed and mashed some more till all was mixed (mostly). 2nd I didn’t have any chalk pastels, but just before sleep last night I had an aha moment!! and it worked!! I used sidewalk chalk. YAY !!

  44. Kat W, 21 June, 2011

    Just bought my Premo white granite clay and a bottle of Sculpey glaze at Hobby Lobby. Can’t wait to try this!

  45. Marion K, 23 June, 2011

    Hi cindy,

    i cant get sculpey gloss glaze anywhere, everytime i find it its not sent overseas or (from UK) not to netherlands, dont know why that is.
    Can i use diamond glaze instead, i can get that overhere,found it after searching for days and days…..
    als…Ive got 4 bottles of floorpolish now and no floors to use it on. Have you any idea what else to use>

  46. Jocelyn, 23 June, 2011

    @Marion K: I know you guys are addicted to craft stores, lol. I get it. You need to see it in your hand.

    But, unfortunately, if you rely strictly on your neighborhood store, you miss out big time. Online and price comparison is the way to go. Google it.

    Tons of suppliers and product lines out there.

    Mentioned this before….if you are afraid of security breaches, etc., go and get a new debit/credit card and set a low limit on it…like $50. Much easier.


  47. Ken H, 23 June, 2011

    @Jocelyn: But then you throw in S/H which sometimes is more than your order. It’s not always about having it it your hot little hands, sometimes it about making your crafting dollars go as far as they can, which is why I’ve got my back up about the Premo colors you can only get online, it stinks….not my original choice of words….

  48. Jocelyn, 23 June, 2011

    @Ken H: Sigh, not a perfect world, but I saved my receipts over the years to track my spending on this product and all stuff related to it. I can report for me, significant savings shopping online sites. Just have to know where to go and when, play their coupons, sales and codes. S&H costs, especially if you are over seas, can be outrageously high if you just need one thing now. Try to plan ahead and group stuff.

    Agree some parts still stink in this process. But if we all put our heads together, I am pretty sure online is the way. Unless the craft store is walkable, in which case, I hate you. LOL

    Dick Blick’s used to be my fav haunt, big store and helpful staff.

  49. Marion K, 23 June, 2011


    Hahaha, no i wont over react,i know what pain and crankiness is….
    But maybe just because i feel the same right now i did over react.
    I tried searching for this diamondglaze/sculpeyglaze thing but couldnt find it, still didnt btw. (i know this is by the way now) but what is S/H??

    And its true,ordering almost everything in USA is soooooo expensive, an order of $30,– ends up in me paying over $100,– with the shipping and customservices overhere. It has emptied out all my savings by now.
    And ive spent weeks on searching for supplies only to find its much too expensive or not shipped overseas, very disappointing and timeconsuming when nothing results in getting what you need. I had an order with Blick, was happy to find stuff i needed, but the shipping was 42,- dollars for an order of 39,– dollars. customservices would have been another 46,–dollars, so you can understand that takes out a lot of fun……
    Well enough of my problems,maybe someone can tell me if diamondglaze or glossy accents is about the same as sculpey glossy glaze?

  50. Ken H, 23 June, 2011

    @Marion K: S/H is shorthand for Shipping and Handling, which inflates the cost of shopping on the internet, I can do the shipping and handling myself an buy a few more blocks of clay or another tool or something. I ordered a six dollar cell phone case on Amazon, the shipping was almost the cost of the case. That just burns me up to no end.

  51. Marion K, 23 June, 2011

    @Ken H:
    Thanks Ken, i thought S would be shipping but couldnt think of the H.
    But ive learned something again, asking stuff like this may sound stupid, but for me its the only way to figure out what all these shortning means,hahaha.
    And im amazed that the shipping is that high for you as well when buying online, i mean you living in USA i would think it would be much less!

  52. Ken H, 23 June, 2011

    @Jocelyn: WEEELL, acutally the AC Moore is walkable in nice weather, and the Michaels is a 30min bus ride but NO HOBBY LOBBY :( . Was quickly spoiled by my visit to a friend in Battle Creek, Michigan. Nothing else is the same anymore. :P

  53. Cindy Lietz, 28 June, 2011

    @Marion K: I’m sorry I missed this one. I haven’t used Diamond Glaze on polymer clay myself, but since it is easy for you to get, it wouldn’t hurt to try it.

    Why don’t you make a test sample with the Diamond Glaze and see how it goes? Keep track of the date you put it on the clay and then let it sit for awhile. If it goes several weeks or months without any bad reactions, then it should be fine to use.

    Do come back and let us know what your results are. It not only helps you, but it helps anyone else who may also be looking for alternative products they can use on their polymer clay projects.

  54. Jocelyn, 23 June, 2011

    Please folks….the search facility is in the upper left corner. Please PLEASE consult it first so Cindy has more time to focus on the vids, K?

    Again, JMHO.

  55. Jocelyn, 23 June, 2011

    Yep, in pain and cranky. Please forgive……

  56. Marion K, 23 June, 2011

    Im sorry if i did something wrong, i thought i had used the search as it should be used.

    And i still dont know if diamond glaze is approx.the same as sculpey glaze….
    in my town there is no craftshop at all so im condemned to ordering most of it from usa anyway. But some stuff they wont send overseas…
    So, if it did something wrong i appolegize. Im afraid to ask now.
    English is not my native language and that causes sometimes difficulties.
    Sorry again. I will not ask anything anymore if making mistakes causes problems.

  57. Jocelyn, 23 June, 2011

    @Marion K: You did not do anything wrong, just asked questions. Did you know about the search engine? If it’s not available on there, then of course ask the question. Short cut.

    Your command of English is excellent, congrats. I am sure you see my point in retrospect, please do not over react to my crankiness, K?

  58. Tantesherry, 23 June, 2011

    Dear Marion, sweety if you don’t ask it’s hard to learn :) as far as your english OMGoodness I’m a one language kind of girl so I’m impressed :) BTW my Sister-in-Heart speaks 4 languages -yikes and when she wants claification on an english word she asks –have a super day@Marion K:

  59. Marion K, 23 June, 2011


    Thanks….im a 4 language one as well,but it bugs me that none of the 4 languages are good enough to understand and write completly perfect….
    Often i have to write 3 or more times when inquiring about something before they get what i mean,hahahaha,and i get so desperate then you know. But never mind, mostly in the end i get there and i dont care anymore if people think im stupid. What a lovely baby, is that yours?

  60. Tantesherry, 24 June, 2011

    Hi Marion-the baby is kind of mine–His name is Jason and he is my nephew,when I finally got to meet him(they live in Germany) his mama,my sweet sister-in-heart took my hand and said ‘he is your baby too’ yep I cried a bit at that :) @Marion K:

  61. fran, 23 June, 2011

    Marion K – Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. I’m fairly new to using polymer clay so have many questions about it and other products. If you don’t find your answer using the search box – hopefully, there are more experienced users here who can help you.

  62. Jocelyn, 23 June, 2011

    Aw Marion those are killer shipping and handling rates. Can you get together with others near you and put in a big order, then have a party and split the box when it comes full of goodies?

    If Holland is the home country, then a bunch of you need to get together and demand a supplier store or online there it seems like.

    Not sure about the differences or comparisons for the glazes. I’d google them to see what comes up under each product then compare. Others will respond and help you too, have no fear. We helpful.

    Reask if no initial response, too.

    Mostly, have a ball.

  63. Marion K, 23 June, 2011

    Look, an example of an inquiry i did yesterday about shipping from USA:

    pricing for shipping outside the continental United States, so the shipping cost of $7.95 is incorrect. The actual shipping cost to the Netherlands would be $39.45 and the order may take an additional 1-2 weeks to reach you. I apologize for the inconvenience.

    Your new totals would be:

    Subtotal: $15.88

    Shipping: 39.45

    Order Total: $55.33
    Now add customservices of at least $10,– and VAT taxes 20%….isnt it ridiculous?
    As far as i know there are not many people in the netherlands that do polymerclay so thats no help. It would ofcourse be nice if there were but then you would have to wait for your stuff until everyone would need to order as well and i dont know, but im impatient and when i need my orders asap,hahahaha.
    I watched both other glazes on youtube,but as there are so many different products for glazes,powders,clays and so on its difficult to know which is the right one.And you dont want to end up buying all the wrong stuff do you. Thats why i always try to get my hands on the supplies Cindy uses, but its hard i can tell you!

  64. Tantesherry, 24 June, 2011

    Marion K–also ment to say that ‘tante’ is german for aunt–he’s my only nephew (so far) he he

  65. Marion K, 24 June, 2011


    He is so cute. Tante is dutch for the auntieword as well.I started thinking you might be dutch or german….or french cause they use tante as well!

  66. Jocelyn, 25 June, 2011

    @Marion K: The Haitians also use it, Tante Jocelyn….and it’s also an endearing term of much respect for an elder female in their country. Wonder how it connects, I should have sucked up and taken 4 years of Latin with another language as well as my English teacher tried to tell me. LOL. But ohhhhhhhhnooooo, I thought I knew better.

    Adorable nephew, how old?

    My nieces and nephews loved polymer clay, but, I wouldn’t let a one of them lay a finger on the Atlas pasta machine I bought new. When I found one at the GoodWill?

    Ah….the learned the wonders of cranking and colors.

  67. Ken H, 27 June, 2011

    @Jocelyn: Haiti was a French colony/territory, and I believe that french is still spoken by the Haitians. If my memory serves they were still a territory well into the 20th century.

  68. Jocelyn, 28 June, 2011

    Thanks, Cindy, I appreciate it, but, the way I look at it is that I have a few extra minutes, and if I can help peeps on this site, as I was helped since the beginning here, welp………………

    Now, Kat? She is absolutely amazing, and I always giggle or learn lots from her commentary. Thanks Kat!!!

  69. Jocelyn, 28 June, 2011

    Ahahaha, again wrong thread…..sorry Cindy.

  70. Fran V, 02 March, 2015


    What do you mean by “chalk pastels?” Don’t all pastels contain chalk? i checked the internet, and it seems there are hard & soft & oil pastels. [not to mention good old sidewalk chalk] You specifically said not oil, so that leaves hard and soft. is there a difference for using with clay?

  71. Cindy Lietz, 03 March, 2015

    Hi Fran, my chalk pastels say soft pastels on the box but they are actually quite hard… when you scrape the sides you get a dry powder. So if they are soft I wonder what the hard ones are like?! Oil pastels are oily and creamy and much different. You’d get paste if you scraped the sides of one of them. Hope that helps.

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