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Anthony is a self-taught sculptor who has been sculpting since he was 12 years old. He started his own YouTube channel Ace of Clay in 2018. His sculpting videos feature figurines, sculpted book covers, and more – in themes of horror, fantasy, and video games. He has since gained more than 200,000 subscribers! His easy-to-follow tutorials and creative designs are fun and inspirational for every experience level.

Anke is a mixed media and polymer clay artist. Young at heart and mind, uber creative and “medium adventurous”, fearless about trying new things and making them her own. She has an extraordinary eye for color and pattern. Her professional training at the University of Arts, Berlin, Germany, and her self-studies have encouraged her to find her own path in many ways. Anke enjoys most to explore creativity in all it´s forms and help other people to find their own path to being creative. Anke has published several books, e-books and writes regularly articles for magazines. She is a demonstrator for polymer clay manufacturers, teaches classes on-line at CraftCast.com and in person workshops nationally and internationally.

Cindy is a self-taught polymer clay artist from Ontario, Canada. She's worked with the medium for over 10 years, finding her style with the influence of anime, pop culture, and street fashion. She originally wanted to work in the video game or graphic design industry, but after graduating, she started Sukita Studio in her desire for escapism. One of her favorite things in the world is storytelling, which has a monumental impact on her art. She wants every piece she makes to represent a story, evoke emotion, and inspire hope. Stories have the power to change a heart, and one heart at a time, she hopes to lift the world into a better place.

My name is Gail, and I’m the maker behind my brand, anna&bull. I started playing with polymer clay when I chanced upon it a few years ago and have been hooked on it ever since. I love how versatile and light polymer clay is, providing endless possibilities with the things we create. The pieces I create are greatly inspired by nature and the Bauhaus movement, and I’m so thankful for the online community that has grown with me all this time!

I am a mixed media artist, demonstrator and product designer living in Hampshire, England with my family and two cheeky Yorkshire Terriers. I studied art and design in South Africa, where I developed a love for the natural world and wildlife. I also love listening to stories, myths, legends and fairy tales. My aim is to combine the richness and beauty of the natural world with that of the fantasy world. Polymer clay allows me to do this through the simple use of texture and form, as well giving me the flexibility to add a little humor and magic to my cheeky characters. I was a featured artist in the UK Channel 5 TV show, The Wonderful World of Crafting, which first aired in October 2019, with it being repeated several times since, and also have many live TV appearances as a mixed media craft demonstrator on Create and Craft TV. My artwork, tutorials and creatures from the Frosty Feather Forest can be found through my website, and also my Instagram and Facebook pages. 

Hollee Gaytan is a jewelry designer who has a decades-long love affair with Sculpey polymer clay! From her very first sculpt during a late 90s art class, she was hooked and immediately bought a multipack of Sculpey to use at home. Fast forward 20 years and her love for Sculpey transformed into GlamPop Designs: a full-fledged small business specializing in artisan clay earrings. Hollee loves the endless possibilities of Sculpey for her jewelry biz. She enjoys creating polymer clay canes, artistic slabs, color mixes, and delicate floral styles which she showcases through reels and photography on her GlamPop Designs Instagram page.  Hollee’s three children are ecstatic that their mom works with clay-they’ve developed their own love of Sculpey and often create sculptures alongside her using scraps from her projects. Hollee is so proud to use this wonderful medium to create wearable art for the masses while encouraging a love of sculpting within her family and internet community and she couldn’t do it without Sculpey!

Lauren Hooper is a crafter, adventurer, and storyteller. She has repatriated to Raleigh, NC after living overseas with her husband and pup for 6 years and has created a career out of creativity and adventure. She runs Radiant Art Retreats, hosts the podcast How She Creates, teaches online courses for creatives at lauren-likes.com, and sells handmade clay jewelry and weavings. Her work explores the intersection of art, travel and good in the world.

Teaching art has been my passion for over 26 years. Whether it is painting, polymer clay or costume design, spreading the love of creativity brings joy to my life. Helping others discover that art can be the balance in their chaotic lives has been a major goal in recent years and has led to the discovery of many new techniques. My greatest pleasure is watching a student learn one of the new techniques and then make it their own. To that end I continue on my journey of discovery and am fortunate in the versatility of the art.   Over the years it has been my privilege to receive several awards and be published in a number of art magazines in recognition of new polymer discoveries. I have also been fortunate to be a presenter at several polymer clay retreats. Creating new avenues to share ideas and cultivate artistic interest is my goal for the future while having fun in the process.

Lindsay is a crafter, graphic designer, and glitter enthusiast from Utah. She’s passionate about homeschooling her creative daughter, traveling, and spending time in the craft room. Lindsay shares DIY project tutorials, printables, recipes, kids crafts, and more on her blog, ArtsyFartsyMama.com, where her goal is to inspire readers to live a creative life.

My name is Precious Nunez, I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I am currently in college achieving an Associates in Business while I own and operate my very own online shop and social media full time as SimplyPreciousMade. My clay journey started in 2015 when I came across polymer clay tutorials on Youtube and started to make my own creations. Since then, I have grown a great love for the craft and turned my hobby into a business. I decided to open SimplyPreciousmade in 2017, selling a wide range of charms, phone grips, croc charms, pins, hair clips, and much more. Since owning my shop, I have sold my products across the world with 5-star ratings and excellent satisfaction as well as recognition for my work through numerous blog posts and mentions. I also collaborated with several influencers and businesses throughout my clay career to provide in-store products, gifts, promotion items, and more including miniature ice cream replicas for a popular business in Barcelona, Spain. I also organically grew a large fanbase on instagram for those who enjoy seeing unique handmade items and built relationships with like-minded crafters. My creations are based on a child-like imagination with a wide range of bright and pastel colors to perfectly convey my personality and creativity through each and every piece. I genuinely admire what I do by bringing joy and happiness to others with love reflected through my creations.

Pandora Salgado is a mixed media artist from Los Angeles, California. She began crafting in early childhood using sticks, rocks, and glue. In 2010 she discovered polymer clay and fell in love. In addition to her six years as a Sculpey Design Squad member, Pandora is a YouTube instructor with over 3 million views, hosts a weekly live workshop, and runs three Facebook groups with over 50,000 followers, all devoted to polymer clay. In 2016 Pandora created a family business, Tiny Pandora Crafting Boutique, which she runs with her daughter Elaina and granddaughter Jolene. Making art, teaching, and interacting with others are Pandora’s passions and she hopes to continue crafting for many years to come.