Sculptures, Wall Pieces and Small Installations — with Laura Tabakman

This class will be about sculpture, wall pieces and the exploration of small installations. We’ll be creating in larger scale, with an eye toward small polymer installations. Tapping into Laura’s years of experience, you will learn to think about taking ownership of space using polymer clay. Laura was one of the movers and shakers of…

Sarah Shriver — 3-D Polymer Pods and Handcrafted Chains

Yes, we are dipping into the metal smithing pond! (The water’s fine!) The class will focus on making bespoke chain and constructing lightweight uplifting pod-like pendants or earrings with simple and achievable torch techniques. Using bronze, copper, or silver wire, we will use a micro torch to ball wire, solder links and construct cool 3-D…

Lynda Gilcher — The Extruder Guru

Creative Journey Studios is delighted to welcome Lynda Gilcher to share her knowledge of all things extruder in a three day workshop August 19th to the 21st, 2022($390). Lynda and her husband Jon have developed a whole line of extruder discs (which we carry at CJS). Lynda has figured out how to make polymer canes…

Our Dear Friend, Marie Segal

It’s with a very heavy heart that we write this note to Marie’s family and friends. Ellen and I and all the Creative Journey Studios family are devastated by her passing. Through the years, whether it was at a retreat or Cabin Fever, we spent many an hour enjoying the creative side of Marie. We…

Julie Picarello = Mokume Gane

Julie Picarello is synonymous with mokume gane and we are bringing her to Creative Journey Studios to share her style of imprint mokume to add to your repertoire. She is giving a three day workshop from July 8th to the 10th for $390. She will share her Tribal Stick pendant first and then expand into surface variations….

The CJS Store Supply List — 2022

We have updated the supply list. (Prices are subject to change as our marketplace suppliers adjust their prices, but we make every attempt to be reasonable!) It’s not comprehensive, but it will give you an idea of the pricing on some of our inventory. If you don’t see something, ask! We have the ability to…

“Back in the Saddle Again”

Gene Autry (Wow, is that dating me!) is urging me to get with it and work on our blog. There has been a dearth of posts (for which I apologize–laziness is my only excuse!) There is finally a little news and reason to want to chat with you. Having had our boosters all around, we…

Bonnie Bishoff for Five Glorious Days

Bonnie Bishoff comes to Creative Journey Studios June 1-5, 2022 from Brunswick, Maine. She has been doing virtual classes during the pandemic but is venturing out to return to our classroom to present a five-day class, Creating a Statement Necklace from Start to Finish. Bonnie will help you create a fantastically original necklace with individual components that…

The Dam Retreat with Lindly

We just had a wonderful almost a week up in Kentucky with the Kentucky/Tennessee Guild at the Rough River Dam State Park ‘Resort’. Every year around Halloween, Dr Ron Lehocky (with help from Amy Nemon and Leslie Blackford) hosts a group of around fifty polymer enthusiasts. Feeling relatively safe with everyone being vaccinated and masked,…

A New Treasure

The Retrospective Collections has received an exciting new addition! We got a surprise box from our dear friend Marie Segal. If you are new to polymer clay, you should spend some time learning about Marie and all the things she has brought to our community. She got into polymer back in 1978 and is credited…