Introduction to Using the Silhouette, Cameo and Curio Digital Cutters with Polymer Clay

This presentation will demonstrate how these two popular digital cutters can be modified to cut and engrave raw polymer clay. While these Silhouette machines were originally designed for paper arts and scrapbooking, they can become useful tools in the polymer clay studio. Polymer artists will no longer be held back by commercial cutters or templates. Users can design their own, or modify pre-made, shapes to fit their artistic needs. The presentation will cover how each tool can be modified to work with raw polymer clay and what settings are necessary to be successful. We will also review how the Silhouette Studio software can also be used as a design tool for planning projects and extruded canes.

Tuesday, August 15 – Afternoon General Session

Presenter: Mags Bonham

Mags Bonham


I have been enamored with polymer clay since 1998. Back then, in rural Vermont, there weren’t many opportunities  to learn about polymer clay except through through books, videos, and the internet. Therefore, Carol Duvall was my first guild president and workshop teacher.
Even this many years later I still get excited every day I work with this medium. I create unique jewelry and functional products. I am proud that my work has been featured in many books and exhibitions. I have won several awards and recognition for my work.



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  • Online Registration: January 9 - August 6, 2017
  • Check-in: August 13, 2017 @ 2:30 PM
    August 14, 15, 16 @ 8 AM daily
  • Conference: August 13 (evening) to August 16, 2017
  • Pre and Post-Conference Workshops: August 13, 17, and 18, 2017

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