frequently asked questions

If I become a member, do I need to follow the curriculum?

Yes, it is important to follow the curriculum system in order to learn the techniques needed to move on to the next project. We want you to get a comprehensive understanding of clay crafting. and this is why we have developed this curriculum based learning system. For more information about classes please contact us.

Is ClayCraft by DECO soft clay safe to use as cake decorations?

Yes! Our ClayCraft by DECO soft clay line is non-toxic and safe to use as cake decorations - perfect for cake toppers! However, it's recommended placing a light barrier such as a thin layer of clear plastic to prevent the clay colors from running into the confectionary.

Are all the books written in Japanese?

No. There are two books available by Yukiko Miyai which are printed in English. All other books are printed in Japanese. For more details and ordering click HERE.

Do you have a DVD?

There is now a 4 lesson DVD available to get started on basic techniques on florals and figurine. For more details and ordering please visit this LINK.

I don’t live in the USA. Do you do correspondence courses?

Unfortunately, we do not offer thess types of lessons. Our craft is a hands-on craft. It is not possible to teach via correspondence. For a complete list of DECO instructor locations, please visit this LINK.

How many flowers can I make with 1 package of clay?

Typically with one package of white clay you can make about 12-15 medium sized roses. This and other DECO products can be found HERE.

What are the sizes of your clay?

Our package of white clay is 137 grams ( 4.8 ounces) and our packages of colored clay are 55 grams ( 1.9 ounces). This and other DECO products can be found HERE.

Is your clay hard to work with?

CLAYCRAFT by DECO Clay is a unique polymer clay that air dries. It is strong and durable yet exceptionally light. Our clay is pliable and soft to the touch, almost silk like. It’s very easy to work with. This and other DECO products can be found HERE.

Other locations are out of clay. Can I purchase them directly from you?

Yes, send us an email and you can expect a response right away. DECO products can be found HERE.

What if I just want to learn certain flowers, will you teach me?

We do give private classes. Private classes require a 3 person minimum at a cost of $50.00 per person for a 2 hour session. In your private session you can learn up to 3 different flowers per class. Please note that in our private sessions we do not teach every flower. For more information about private classes please contact us.

I would love to learn your craft but I’m not sure if I can do it. Do you have a trial class that I can attend?

Yes. In the "Discovery" trial class you will learn one of our curriculum projects. Class will be $40.00 per person for a 2 hour session. This fee includes all the materials necessary to complete this project. For more information about classes please contact us.

Where are you located?

As of January 01, 2020 we will no longer have a storefront location. We will be offering lessons and workshops at various locations. For more information on workshop locations and details, please contact us at info@decoclay.com

For product purchasing, please see our shop site here: https://deco-shop.myshopify.com/  Or feel free to call or email Tel. 808-735-7800 info@decoclay.com

Our mailing address is: DECO USA, Inc. 758 Kapahulu Avenue, STE 100 #1116 Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

As a member you will have the opportunity to learn to create every flower in our studio. You will also receive special discounts on your clay, tools and supplies, as well as receiving advanced invitations to workshops and being able to participate in special events. For more information please contact us.

How long can I take to finish a curriculum?

There is no time limit to finishing a curriculum. If you only have time for a class once in a while or if you have time for every class offered during the week, you can set your own pace. For more information about private classes please contact us.

What does “Member C1 & C2” on your class schedule mean?

“Member C1 & C2” refers to Curriculum 1 & 2. These are classes that are taught in our studio and are membership classes. Attendance is by appointment only. For more information about classes please contact us.

Is your craft hard to learn?

It’s not hard at all. As with everything else, practice makes perfect! The more you work with the clay the better you will become at creating something amazing. Over the course of the last 30 years we have tailored our courses to make it possible for everyone to create their own beautiful creations from the very first class. We welcome you to try your hand at it, we know you will be surprised.

 

I don’t live in Hawaii and won’t be able to meet with you. Can I still order pieces for my wedding?

Yes. If you do not live on the island of Oahu, we’ll correspond with you via email and telephone. We live in a great time of electronic communications that allows us to communicate very effectively with photos and images in order to satisfy even the most demanding requests. We look forward to hearing from you! For more information please contact us.

I would like to order pieces for my wedding. How far in advance should I place my order?

In most cases, we ask that you place your order at least 2 months in advance. We also require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of your order. Please call to make an appointment with us for your wedding needs. Near or far, we are able to fulfill your dream flowers!

For more information please contact us.

Do you have pieces for sale?

Have something special in mind? Contact us and let us see how we can help!

Can I visit your studio or workshops?

As of January 01, 2020 we will no longer have a storefront location. We will be offering lessons and workshops at various locations. For more information on workshop locations and details, please contact us at info@decoclay.com

For product purchasing, please see our shop site here: https://deco-shop.myshopify.com/  Or feel free to call or email Tel. 808-735-7800 info@decoclay.com

Our mailing address is: DECO USA, Inc. 758 Kapahulu Avenue, STE 100 #1116 Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

     

What are your studio hours?

As of January 01, 2020 we will no longer have a storefront location. We will be offering lessons and workshops at various locations. For more information on workshop locations and details, please contact us at info@decoclay.com

For product purchasing, please see our shop site here: https://deco-shop.myshopify.com/  Or feel free to call or email Tel. 808-735-7800 info@decoclay.com

Our mailing address is: DECO USA, Inc. 758 Kapahulu Avenue, STE 100 #1116 Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Where are DECO classes located?

Certified DECO Clay Craft Academy instructor location can be found by searching HERE.

How do I become a member?

To enroll in the DECO Clay Craft Academy, please contact us directly or look for a certified DECO instructor in your area. We have many offerings in our membership curriculum system. Please contact us to discuss the best style to suit your needs.

Training is offered for those who wish to apply to become a Certified Instructor of the DECO Clay Craft Academy.

For more information please contact us.