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Welcome to Shades of Clay! .... a Canadian resource for mixed media and polymer artists. We stock an eclectic range of art and craft supplies and ship world wide; see our shipping page for more information.

We're searching for even more great finds in every department. If there is something that you can't live without, please  get in touch and We'll see what we can do.

Looking for something specific? Check the
QuickFind page where there may be a direct link for you.

We want to let everyone know that the brand new Shades of Clay website is very close to going to live.
It's been a long time coming but we wanted it to be beautiful and also make it easy to navigate for everyone.
There will now be a blog where we can share so much more information and instruction with you.
We will be encouraging you, our customers to share what you do through a guest blog post. This way everyone can find out more about you and what you create!

So please stay tuned........
We will be in the testing phase near ther end of May and we expect to go live before June arrives.

may be a short time when you won't have access but we will be back! 


Pardo Translucent Clay

Looking for the Pardo translucent clay?  Click Here.

After much consideration we have decided not to carry the Jacquard line of paints. This includes the Lumiere, Neopaque and Dye-na-flow lines as well as the resists.

Jacquard paints

We loved these products and we know some of you do too so please get them now while they are still available.  They are going quickly. We are updating the site as they sell out.
The exciter  packs will still be availble as well as the PearlEx and the Pinata Alcohol Inks of course.
Buy 10 of any combination of the paints and resists and save 15% until they are GONE! (We will manually discount them once the order is placed.)Exciter packs not included. Click here for the paints pages.

We are making room for new products including the ICE Resin line and Cold Enamels by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

 Helen Breil's new line of Silk Screens are here!
Enjoy a special introductory offer when you purchase all 8. Share them with a friend or keep them all to yourself.

HB Silk Screen Designs

Find deals on most of our books and magazines. 50% off!
The new website is almost done and we're not taking the books with us when we move (only virtually of course)
We will continue to carry the gorgeous Polymer Arts magazine and Helen Breil's Shapes CD and her Ebooks too. (These are not discounted)

The deals are here and here and here.

Find these products easily by using the links below.

Shades of Clay New Products
Pardo translucent is here as well as Sculpey UltraLight clay!
We are now carrying ALL available colors in the Adirondack Alcohol Ink series and some more of the tools and accessories from the Ranger line as well.
We had several requests for the Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. You can find them here.
Sculpting tools to help shape and form your clay. The 1 Step Big Looper and last but not least another beautiful issue of The Polymer Arts magazine

 Find the Pardo Translucent by using the link below.
You can find it with the other Viva Decor products here.
Image courtesy of The Blue Bottle tree  You'll find lots of useful information from Ginger there.
Pardo by Ginger

Polymer Clay Adventure 2015


A Year Long Virtual Retreat!
Have you ever wanted to take a class or a workshop with your favourite polymer clay artist but it was just too far away or the date was all wrong?
This could be be what you've been waiting for!
The Polymer Clay Adventure Virtual Retreat!
22 polymer clay greats have teamed up (with the help of Ilysa and Kira) to bring you a year long retreat that you can enjoy from your craft room or studio.  No need to pack your bags because everything is right where you need it to be already!
Check it out here:
Polymer Clay Adventure Virtual Retreat 2015

Here is what's new this week!
Shades of Clay new products Fall 2014

1. 5 New Texture Mats from Best Flexible Molds
2. Polyform's New Hollow Bead Maker
3. The Fall issue of The Polymer Arts magazine
4. Souffle Multipack.  This is great way to try it if you haven't already
5.New graduated cutters from Polyform
6. More gorgeous new end caps to fit 5mm cord

Almond Bezels and More CJM013 CaBezel Mold
"Almond Bezels and More
"  This one is designed to go with Best Flexible's "Almond Cabs and More"
Many of you have been creating the cabochons with Penni Jo's molds for years.  Now you have the option of creating perfectly matching bezels to compliment them..

Now available through Shades of Clay
Helen Breil's Newest E Book
Fan Fold Designs PDF mini eBook
Click to Buy
(52 pages, 150 photos) $15 CAD

E Book Features:
Suitable for all skill levels
Instructions for 7 designs & 1 surface technique as shown in this slideshow
Instructions for achieving a beautiful multi-colour effect, inspired by silk Shibori ribbons

Click on the book for more information

Helen Breil Fan Fold Designs

New product from Polyform for 2014!

Be one of the first to try this new kit. It includes everything you need to get started including some really pretty designs.
Click here
Polyform Sculpey Silk Screen Kit metallic

Take a look at some of the newest products we've added. We're building up the alcohol ink supplies for all of you AI's out there.  We've added a few more useful tools and of course , more jewelry findings.  We're adding gold plated findings now but remember, if the finish isn't the color you're looking for, change it with inks or something else you may already have in your arsenal. There are NO rules!
Go forth and create!

Collage of New Products July 2014

You can find the latest issue of The Polymer Arts magazine SUMMER 2014 here

Final Coat
available in 2 different finishes. Semi-Gloss and Low-Gloss
We've had some very favourable reviews when used on baked polymer clay! You can find it

New tools like the
Center Punch for rivets and the Makin's Roller and Cutter set can found here
Find the latest
Jewelry findings here.
You'll find more new single colors in the Adirondack line plus supplies to use with your alcohol inks like
Pipettes and Cardstock here.  And last but not least, the Zentangle markers are on this page here.
That's it for now.  We're still working on getting the Pebeo Fantasy line as well!


The new website is still underway.  It's a labour of love to say the least. We're working hard to make sure that your shopping experience will be a pleasant one. .In the meantime,  your patience with this site is appreciated as updating it is now giving us grief at times (not always allowing us to upload new images, hence the empty squares)
The new website will be streamlined and it will also have a blog attached for an easy way to share ideas and talk about new items and everything else that's relevant to our creative journeys.
Thank you so much for letting Shades of Clay be an important part of that journey.

We love to hear from you. Send us your comments, questions or suggestions. And visit us on FaceBook for the latest news and happenings.

We are the Canadian distributor for PYM II PYMll Acrylic Sealant

Dragon's Breath SamplerTwo new textures from The Art of My Clay; shown here "Dragon's Breath"

Crest All-in-One CaBezel by WendyNew All-in-One CaBezels
Three New Designs to choose from
Shown here  is "Crest"

Frenzy Magic Mushroom and Indian SummerIntroducing a new line of textures from Pixie Art.

 Seamless Nylon Cutters in eight different shapes. No seams, strong and heat resistant. Complete with storage case.

Rounded Square ExampleNew concept in CaBezels. Called All-in-One these molds create your cabochon and bezel all in one step!
Three new designs available now.

See Wendy's new instructional video!

New designs and old favorites too from Wendy's The Art of My Clay textures. Shown here, Entwined texture made "ancient" with gilders paste and alcohol inks.

Newest Releases

Free Form FandangleHelen Breil's latest tutorial!

Free Form Fandangle
A fun beginner and intermediate project with lots of possibilities all in Helen's inimitable style.