Polymer Clay Creative Traditions: Techniques and Projects Inspired by the Fine and Decorative Arts

Polymer Clay Creative Traditions: Techniques and Projects Inspired by the Fine and Decorative Arts

by Judy Belcher
     
 
Thousands of crafters have discovered that polymer clay is versatile, easy to use, ad just plain fun. Now they can use this exciting medium to create remarkable new work inspired by the decorative arts of the past. Polymer Clay Creative Traditions lets both beginners and experienced artisans draw inspiration from painting and drawing, ethnic carving, quilting,

Overview

Thousands of crafters have discovered that polymer clay is versatile, easy to use, ad just plain fun. Now they can use this exciting medium to create remarkable new work inspired by the decorative arts of the past. Polymer Clay Creative Traditions lets both beginners and experienced artisans draw inspiration from painting and drawing, ethnic carving, quilting, ceramics, sculpture, glass, metalwork, and more. Through 300 stunning photographs and fascinating text, author Judy Belcher reveals how these influences can be expressed in polymer clay. An introduction on the history and handling, plus tips and techniques throughout the book, make Polymer Clay Creative Traditions an invaluable guide to creating works of art that blend a great material of today with the greatest design ideas of yesterday.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The artistic possibilities of polymer clay continue to expand as new artists discover this versatile medium. This collection of demonstration projects and finished items by many artists was inspired by other crafts, such as glasswork, painting, and fiber arts. Skillful manipulation of the clay mimics these other materials in appearance while retaining the essential polymer clay quality. Advanced clay crafters will find new inspirations in this beautifully illustrated book. A good selection for all craft collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823040650
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Judy Belcher is the president and a founding member of he Kanawha Valley, West Virginia, Polymer Clay Guild and a member of the National Polymer Clay Guild. Her work in polymer clay has been featured in many juried exhibitions, and she has made many appearances to demonstrate her techniques in polymer clay, on television and at trade shows, stores, and schools. She lives in St. Albans, WV. Steve Payne is a commercial photographer known for his fine art landscape, nature, and portrait photography. He lives in Charleston, WV.

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