The Art of Polymer Clay: Designs and Techniques for Creating Jewelry, Pottery, and Decorative Artwork

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
The wonder substance of home crafters, polymer clay is versatile, pliable,nexpensive and easy to find. It is available in multiple colours, and can beired in a kitchen oven. Dollmakers and miniaturists were its primary usersntil its properties made it more accepted. Crafters, sculpters, jewelleryesigners, potters, ceramists, and miniaturists can all use this syntheticlay.;This manual describes the techniques of polymer clay modelling,ncluding fabricating millefiore (stained glass effects), mould making,eplicating natural materials such as jade, malachite, and coral, andimicking gold leaf and marbleized paper. It also covers creating faux "arved" or "woven" objects. The projects include earrings and bead bracelets,apkin rings and candlesticks, animal figurines, and a birdhouse.

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User Review  - organo -

This is a valuable comprehensive book by the master of polymer clay. Every page is an inspiration to want to do more. Photography is excellent and beautifully presented and organized. Read full review

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As a beginner this was a wonderful book. Donna Kato covers a little bit of everything. I think this is a must for every person wanting to start with polymer clay. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Donna is a well known polymer clay author, teacher and artist who worked in the medium for many years. Through the years, she has worked with virtually all the clays marketed in the United States. Donna is a regular guest on The Carol Duvall Show and has appeared frequently on Home Matters.

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