Sculpting Whimsical Plants with Polymer clay

Sproutlings, Flowered Sproutlings, and Mushlings

Learn to create you own magical plants using oven bake polymer clay.

What you’ll learn

  • Create character faces with individual personalities.
  • Painting and finishing your sculpture to a high standard.
  • Create and bake separate components to piece together later.
  • Create a whimsical magical plant using your imagination and basic sculpting skills.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Making the leaf shoots –> 6 lectures • 32min.
  • Sculpting the body, face, and attaching the leaves –> 6 lectures • 26min.
  • Painting, finishing, and potting our sproutlings –> 2 lectures • 19min.
  • Extra Classes 1 – Facial Expressions –> 5 lectures • 19min.
  • Extra Classes 2 – Mixed Media, Flowering Sproutlings –> 6 lectures • 26min.
  • Extra Classes 3 – Mushroom / Mushling Sproutlings –> 3 lectures • 21min.

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Learn to create you own magical plants using oven bake polymer clay.

In this course you will learn how to create whimsical and magical plant character. We will start by sculpting and baking some realistic looking leaves, then sculpt a little body and face, with different expressions and character, and then create a home for our new little plants.
The class also includes some fun extra classes too! Learn how to create mixed media flowered magical plants and little cheeky mushroom/Mushling characters.

A full list of suggested materials is included with this class, as well as printable plant pot labels and a facial expression reference sheet.


This class is a re-edited stand-alone version of the Sproutling tutorial originally created by artist Heather Robertson as part of the Curious Mondo Polymer clay Symposium 2023.
While the recorded content is the same, parts have been edited and reconstructed as a stand alone Polymer Clay course for Udemy.

Extra content is included with this class  (plant pot labels, pictures, and a materials list), as well as extra  videos (additional facial expressions, mixed media plants, and Mushlings).


The characters are an original design by artist Heather Robertson Art, as featured on the UK channel 5 TV show, The Wonderful World of Crafting – Episode1, season 1 (2019)

Heather Robertson retains all rights to her character designs.

The student may create and sell their own plant characters created following this class.
No part of this class, downloadable material, pictures, video and audio content may be reproduced or sold in any way.

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