Where to Buy: Polymer and Air Dry Clay in the Philippines
Many newbies who want to get into the clay arts frequently ask where and how they could get started. I decided to make this list of where you can purchase clay as a help for you all. If you’re outside of the Philippines, check out the list that the awesome deviantArt group semi-sweeties has made for stores worldwide that offer clay and clay supplies.
For the Philippines, here’s a list I made. I already shared these to the semi-sweeties list but their list has not been updated. I hope it is useful for you all. I added my little notes to each store too.
If you have any shop you want to add, please drop a comment. Most stores in my personal list have been stores that are active online and so I am certain they are still in business. Before I add them to the list, I’d also love to interact with them first to make sure they’re active and to see what stuff they offer (and try ordering from them too someday!)
DEOVIR ART SUPPLIES
CLAYTOONS POLYMER CLAY SHOP
They ship from Cavite, so if you’re not from around the area you’ll have to get shipping, it’s P75 through Erim Express. I received the items I ordered always on the next day from them. Delivery and service is quick, and owner is online frequently to answer inquiries, even about the quality of items and of how to use some products.
QUICK SHOP REVIEW: Nice seller, items shipped quickly and packaged securely, 5 stars for service. They also now accept Paypal for those online-savvy like me.
PURPLE NOOK CLAY SHOP
A Facebook shop based in Katipunan selling mostly US-import clays and tools. You may make an appointment to shop in person at the owner’s residence though. Sells a lot of imported clays and imported clay tools that you otherwise have to order from the US. Also sells a lot of craft tools and metal findings. Due to that, they have a lot of things that are unique.
Their clay lines range from Sculpey, Fimo, Kato, Cernit, Makins, Stiffy’s, Clayzee, Pardo, etc. Lots of variants and brands of clay to choose from. They also carry books by popular clay artists, and other unique lines, like Lisa Pavelka items.
Their prices are slightly (like 1-5 pesos) lower than Deovir, although they don’t have the convenience of just walking into a shop in a mall. However, they ship through Xend, which is P60 shipping to Metro Manila (and when my fare to the nearest Deovir is P100, this is a save!). Stocks also deplete faster than in Deovir so you have to buy something you’re eyeing very quickly.
QUICK SHOP REVIEW: Replies to inquiries and orders within 1-2 days. Paypal purchases require at least 1.5k purchase. Items packaged securely for shipping. My transaction was smooth and easy.
HOBBES AND LANDES
They don’t have an online store. </3 They have stores nationwide, but they do not have polymer clay in all their stores. Greenbelt, Greenhills, and Rockwell branches are confirmed to carry polymer clay though. If there is a branch near you it wouldn’t hurt to ask!
From the looks of it they carry mostly Sculpey clays and tools. Might drop by their Trinoma Branch one of these days to check on the clay availability.
They also conduct workshops, but mostly for children.
SHMILY ARTS AND CRAFTS
They have a shop in Sta. Ana, Manila, and
one in Alabang Town Center. (EDIT: THEIR ALABANG TOWN CENTER SHOP HAS CLOSED. Please go to their page to see where they have opened a branch instead.) They carry mostly Makin’s Air Dry Clays, but have their own in-store polymer clays as well. One of these days I should try them. Also carry Padico Decollage prods, if you’re interested in whipped cream and Sweets Deco.
Also has a lot of cute stuff for sale from China and Japan, like rements and miniatures, notebooks and stationery, and pre-made handmade items. Molds on the cheap, and cabochons for Sweets Deco. Also sells bigger craft items like rotary cutters, etc.
QUICK SHOP REVIEW: A friend has complained that their online shop customer service is terrible and she will never order here again, though I’ve yet to give it a try myself.)
JIGS AND CLAY (Jessica Jaye)
I and some acquaintances used to follow/recommend this shop back in the Multiply days, because of their one-of-a-kind Steampunk accessories! They also sell limited amounts of polymer clay and polymer clay tools. You may also be interested in other things they are selling–beading tools, glass mirrors, resin, stamping blanks, cameos, etc–or commission them for lovely etched metal pieces!
They also do preorders, so if there’s a craft item from the US that you’re eyeing on, take a look at their pre-order announcements. They are also authorized resellers of Beadsmith and Eurotools items, so if you’d like to get items from those brand, best give them a shot.
I’ve yet to order from them, but I’ve been eyeing a few things so I might just place an order pretty soon!
This shop has a physical store in Sta. Cruz, Manila, and also accepts orders online. They are also an official distributor of Polyform (Sculpey) products so they sell polymer clay and tools from that brand. You may also want to pic up paints and such that you can use for clay crafting, and other items if you’re into the arts as well!
I’ve yet to order from this store or visit their physical shop; but Sculpey lists them in their roster of official resellers. ^^
Recommended by someone on our blog, Du-Kit Clay in the Philippines is the official reseller of the said brand which is originally from New Zealand. They also have a wide variety of tools and findings for those interested to get started. According to one of their readers, locally they have a shop based in Mandaluyong. ^^
Three Smitten Kittens
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ThreeSmittenKittensShop
Click HERE to see the items I am putting up for sale.
If this blog really helped you a lot, may I recommend buying polymer clay from yours truly? I’m selling my limited extra stocks of FIMO, Sculpey, and Nendo, at a slightly discounted price than the other shops listed here. I also have for sale rare air-dry clay that you’d otherwise have to order from the US. Purchasing from us helps keep this blog online, so it’d be great support if you did! Please feel free to check out our Facebook page for client feedback and proofs of legitimacy. The items I’m selling though are very limited! Please check my announcements for item availability and when the next batches will arrive.
This page will be updated when I run into more shops, and will be updated with more infor and links to reviews of the shops once I’ve written them. Hope this project is helpful to everyone! If you have a shop you want me to look into, leave a comment or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
**All photos are taken from the Facebook Pages / websites of the stores.