I get asked by my students on and offline how to improve their polymer clay work and I can honestly say swaps and challenges are great for this! They give you a structured area to work in and a timeline. There’s often even prizes. Give them a shot! Several groups have recurring monthly ones.
- Polyform’s monthly challenge, as posted on Facebook, is all about using the inspiration piece to Make-It-Your-Own.
- The ArtBeadScene has a monthly challenge and if you’re into making beads and jewellery with your clay then this is a super one. I’m one of the sponsors this month, too!
- PolymerClayCentral, wonderful resource that it is, has dual themes each month now for their challenges. This month it’s weddings or graduations!
Many of the guilds have challenges online and off. If you’re a member check into it!