The IPP Spotlight: Jen Courington, Polyform Products

Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the companies that manufacture polymer clay? As part of the new IPCA Partnership Program (IPP) with polymer clay manufacturers, we thought members might enjoy getting to know some of the faces behind the art medium that we all love.

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Laurie Mika - Polymer Clay Transformations

The recording of the recent Sunday Special presentation with Laurie Mika is now availbable for IPCA Members!

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Welcome to the IPCA Partnership Program (IPP)

If you have been a member of the IPCA for a few years, you will no doubt remember the Quarterly Member Appreciation program, which was a random selection of a member who joined or renewed their membership during each quarter. The winner received a prize package from Polyform and recognition on the IPCA website.

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New Board Members in 2023

We are so excited to introduce to you our three new board members here at the IPCA. 

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syndee holt on Liquid Clay and More

The recording of the recent Sunday Special presentation with syndee holt, Brand Ambassador for Sculpey, is now availbable for IPCA Members!

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Announcing the Winners!!

What an amazing display of talent and artistry in this year's exhibition!! Thanks to all who participated!

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Mike Buesseler Autumn Birches 1995Mike Buesseler
Autumn Birches(1995)
Following a very determined and successful campaign by Tonja Lenderman to track down Mike Buesseler's videos and the generosity of Tory Hughes, whose company owns them, the IPCA is very happy to announce a permanent home from where they can be viewed.

Tory made it a condition that there is to be no charge for the videos and Tonja has added a note to each one to that effect. They must also be freely available to all, not just our members, and we are very happy to agree to that. Enjoy watching a polymer master in action! Thank you very much Tonja and Tory.

To view these videos, please visit the IPCA YouTube Channel at:


landscape canes vhs metallic clays vhs

Mike Buesseler teaches you how to make beautiful vivid landscapes in polymer clay. You will see how to create land and sky elements in your images, how to achieve good color shading, and how to incorporate clouds, stars, moons, meteors, trees and shadows. For the first time on video you will see his original "jaggy-cut," which produces a subtle, painterly effect and enhances the depth and realism of these landscapes. Mike is well-known for this work, and we are lucky that he is willing to share his techniques and his good spirit with us.

Time: 75 minutes
Year: 1998

Mike Buesseler brings another original approach to polymer clay, this time finding ways to make the light dance with the clay. He acheives striking effects from glassy to lustrous to shimmery to sparkling, and makes magic out of the contrast between light and shade. This tape includes all the information you need to understand and work with polymer clays which have a "metallic" property.

Time: 77 min.
Year: 1999