The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework [NOOK Book]

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A thousand and one ideas for making beautiful polymer clay millefiori. In Venetian glassmaking, slender rods of molten glass are shaped, then cut to reveal amazingly detailed patterns: flowers, geometric shapes, dancing colors. These slices are called millefiori, “thousand flowers,” because they form a carpet of flowers when placed side by side. Now celebrity author Donna Kato shows crafters exactly how to re-create these intricate, fascinating designs in polymer clay. The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori ...
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The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework

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A thousand and one ideas for making beautiful polymer clay millefiori. In Venetian glassmaking, slender rods of molten glass are shaped, then cut to reveal amazingly detailed patterns: flowers, geometric shapes, dancing colors. These slices are called millefiori, “thousand flowers,” because they form a carpet of flowers when placed side by side. Now celebrity author Donna Kato shows crafters exactly how to re-create these intricate, fascinating designs in polymer clay. The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques reveals the entire process: how to work with the polymer clay, the basics of planning and creating a cane, and using color effectively. Dozens of canes, from simple to simply stunning, are included, and everything is clearly explained and illustrated with full-color photos, the Donna Kato way. Throughout the book, examples of stunning work by such millefiori artists as Kathy Amt, Pier Voulkos, and Kathleen Dustin provide inspiration. There must be a thousand ways to make beautiful millefiori . . . explore them all in The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307586971
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 941,567
  • File size: 55 MB
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Meet the Author

Donna Kato is one of the world’s best-selling authors on polymer clay crafts. Her books The Art of Polymer Clay and The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects have sold more than 110,000 copies. Her Kato Polyclay is available across the country. She and her husband, photographer Vernon Ezell, live in Florissant, CO.

Visit her on the web at www.katopolyclay.com.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Great book

    Both beginners and experienced artists will enjoy this book, full on inspirations and great tips

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2009

    This is an excellent detailed book on using the millefiori technique for a lot of different things - faces, many other unusual ideas.

    The book and instructions are very clear - definitely a wonderful book for someone who already does some polymer clay work. Donna covers a lot of the normal techniques and highlights some more unusual applications. A worthwhile book for someone using this as a medium.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2009

    Love this book.

    This is a no brainer purchase. Donna Kato will give you more information than you will know what to do with. I can't put this one down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Hi Kato

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Great book, but...

    One thing though, I wish I would of gotten the book itself instead of on the Nook. I have several other clay books, and they are easier to use while crafting than looking at the smaller Nook pictures. But, I still love it.

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