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Queer Social Footscray: Big Bold Polymer Clay Jewellery with Maria

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Event description

Polymer clay is an accessible, colourful and versatile material - a lot of fun to use, but even better with some introductory tips to get you going.

There are different types of clays and bake times, and different techniques to create shapes, blend colours, emboss, and express your colourful polymer visions!

We'll put this into practice and everyone can make a pair a polymer earrings, with different types of backings (studs, hooks and clip-ons). There are no rules when it comes to your design - big, bold, mis-matching - whatever you create is singularly yours!

This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop.

All workshops are taught by queers, for queers.

What will we cover?

In this class we will learn to:

  • Condition the clay
  • Mix the colours
  • Create a marble effect
  • Use jewellery connectors
  • Bake the polymer, plus tips on how to do this at home


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

Who will be Teaching?

Maria (she/her) is a serial crafter. She loves learning about new crafts and techniques! She does crochet, macrame, sewing, pottery, weaving and likes to explore how these crafts can be combined and expanded. 

In addition to plants and crafting, she also has a passion for cooking and baking, light painting and running Laneway Learning. You can follow her plant journey at @malayebra.

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Photo: Teacher's and past students work

Any other ways we can support you with accessibility? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at

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