Greetings! My name is Myra, and I am the owner of Clay Harmony. The origin of the name is explained in this early blog post.
I create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, ink pens, key rings, decorative containers and more from polymer clay. All the focal beads in my jewelry are handmade by me, and are accented with glass and metal beads, as well as wooden or shell beads. The pens use Cross refills and are covered with clay in many different designs, then carefully sanded, waxed and buffed for a luxurious, silky texture.
Inspiration for the design of finished pieces often comes while I’m making the clay designs (called “canes”) – it’s like they speak to me and tell me what they want to be when they grow up. It’s so satisfying when I see something take shape that looks exactly the way it did in my mind!
Classes at Clay Harmony
In addition to selling finished items online (see menu link above) and at craft shows (listed in the sidebar), I also teach beginner-level polymer clay classes. The first class is called Basic Canes & Gradients, and is an introductory class for people who are curious to learn a fun new artistic medium, or perhaps those who may have seen things made from polymer clay and are curious as to what it is, exactly.
In the class, you’ll play with some clay to get a feel for it, see the tools used to work with it, and check out all the different powders, paints and bling that make your creation uniquely your own. I also have a pile of books – some gorgeous “eye candy” to drool over – so you get an idea of the vast range of items and techniques polymer clay artists have produced with this incredibly versatile art medium.
And this is just the beginning – in addition to this Basic Canes & Gradients class, I have a whole range of classes lined up. Here are some examples:
- Animal Prints
- Decorated Ink Pens
- Mokume Gane (layers)
- Pandora-Style Beads
- Kaleidoscope Canes
- Faux Gemstones
- Moebius & Roll-Up Beads
- Decorated Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Christmas Ornaments
I provide all the clay and tools used in the classes – you just come and have fun! So if you’d like to give your creative self an opportunity to come out and play, send me an e-mail and let’s get started!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction I’d like to see Clay Harmony move toward, and one of those things is publishing a newsletter. I’d like to share not only what I’m doing in my own business, but a bit about what’s going on in the polymer clay community.
Polymer clay is such a versatile medium! It has gained new-found respect in the art world, and has been featured in museum exhibitions around the United States (and in other countries, too). As with other mediums of expression, polymer clay artists are continually pushing the envelope to see where their vision might lead – and some of the innovative pieces they’ve created just blow my mind!
I’d like to share some of those things with the subscribers of my newsletter, as well as information on upcoming shows and events. You’ll also get exclusive sneak peeks of works in progress.
There’s a newsletter sign-up link in the right sidebar. I promise I won’t flood your inbox with frequent e-mails – I hate a cluttered inbox as much as you do! And of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. So just add you’re e-mail in the box, and you’re all set!