Due to COVID-19, FTWG cancelled its 2020 Conference one week before it was scheduled to start. As a result, this workshop was not taught in 2020.

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. 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, so you know how to pick the right clay for your project. You will also be introduced to the works of well-known polymer clay artists and their particular styles.

    Over the 2.5 days, you will learn basic cane building and color theory and design your own necklace, brooch, and / or earrings.


    Registration Fee $260 for FTWG members and $295 for all others
    Materials Fee $10

    Materials Fee includes: Includes jewelry findings, blades, cording, and cleaning kit

    Students to Bring

    • A pasta machine
    • A 12" x 12" smooth tile
    • An acrylic rod
    • Students who sign up for the class will receive a syllabus with a detailed supply list
    • The instructor is contacting a polymer clay company regarding a donation of clay for the class. If they are unable to donate, students will need to bring 5 to 6 blocks of polymer clay. The instructor will know a couple months before class, and will let students who are signed up for the class know if they need to bring clay or not.

    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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