Due to COVID-19, FTWG cancelled its 2022 Conference two months before it was scheduled to start. As a result, this workshop was not taught in 2022.

Bullseyes, Bobbles, and Blends

Skill Level


Required Skills:

    Class Length

    • 2.5 Days
    • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm


    Polymer Clay is a versatile medium that is rapidly being recognized in the artist community. A large part of its popularity is that it is easy to work with and only requires a home oven to “cure” the clay. We will be discussing the various types of polymer clay and each of their characteristics. The right clay for the right project. Students will also be introduced to the works of well known PC artists and their particular style.
    Over the 2½ days students will receive instructions on basic cane building and color theory with the conclusion of the class resulting in each student designing their own unique necklace, brooch and/or earrings.


    Registration Fee $290 for FTWG members and $320 for all others
    Materials Fee $12

    Materials Fee includes: 5 blocks of polymer clay, acrylic rod, jewelry findings, blades, and cording

    Students to Bring

    • A pasta machine
    • A 12" x 12" smooth tile
    • An acrylic rod
    • Students may want to bring but not required: extra jewelry findings, beads, clay blades, favorite color polymer clay.

    Instructor Bio

    Rhonda Altman is a retired nurse who enjoys mixed media. With a background in Home Health she found herself in unusual situations requiring creative solutions as the traditional methods did not meet her patients’ needs. She applies this same thought process to her students. A basic understanding of the media is necessary, but personal creativity is important.

    A Maine native, she reflects traditional processes while incorporating new techniques that include her knowledge of spinning, dyeing and weaving. She believes that blending the old with the new is vital to pass onto the next generation.

    Rhonda has been featured in “Polymer Clay Café” magazine and previously taught at FTWG conference, OAPCG Fandango, and Fiber Collage of Maine. Her classes always include color, whimsy, learning and laughter.


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