Polymer Clay Global Perspectives: Emerging Ideas and Techniques from 125 International Artists

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Explore the World--in Polymer Clay!

Polymer artists are connected like never before. As the acclaimed curator of the popular blog PolymerClayDaily.com, Cynthia Tinapple brings together 115 diverse artists from around the world to showcase the work of this new international community. Polymer Clay Global Perspectives invites you to explore the trends and cutting-edge styles that are influencing the future of this medium.  In this masterful collection, you'll find:

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Overview

Explore the World--in Polymer Clay!

Polymer artists are connected like never before. As the acclaimed curator of the popular blog PolymerClayDaily.com, Cynthia Tinapple brings together 115 diverse artists from around the world to showcase the work of this new international community. Polymer Clay Global Perspectives invites you to explore the trends and cutting-edge styles that are influencing the future of this medium.  In this masterful collection, you'll find:

·      Tips to create meaningful art that reflects your personality and vision
·      Behind-the-scenes profiles of 13 innovative artists in their studios
·      Step-by-step projects by contributors who share their signature methods, such as mokume gane, extruded canes, and adapted glass-blowing techniques
·      Galleries showcasing the best of the best polymer work in jewelry, miniatures, sculpture, and much more

With artists including Kim Korringa, Shay Aaron, and Fabiola Perez offering their expertise, you'll find endless inspiration to take your art to the next level. Begin your own journey through the new landscape of contemporary polymer. A world of possibilities awaits.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823085903
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 601,485
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

CYNTHIA TINAPPLE is the founder of the blog Polymer Clay Daily, a showcase for polymer clay art and a portal for the polymer clay community. A lifetime member of the International Polymer Clay Guild, she lectures at national and international craft and polymer clay conferences and teaches classes online. She has worked as a polymer clay artist since the late 1980s, collaborating with her husband, woodworker Blair Davis, to embellish his turned bowls and other objects with polymer clay inlay designs.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
A History of Polymer 8
Polymer Clay in a Nutshell 11
Assessing Your Work 18

Chapter 1
Fashion Forward
Eva Haskova, The Eastern Bloc, Prague, Czech Republic 27
Project: Colorful Rays Spiral Pendant 28
Fabiola Pérez Ajates, Speaking without Words, Madrid, Spain 35
Project: Floral Pendant 36

Chapter 2
Mixed Media
Claire Maunsell, Glass Roots, Quebec, Canada 47
Project: Lightweight Hollow Forms 49
Christine Damm, Art Omnivore, Vermont, United States 55
Project: Sunshine and Clouds Layered Pendant 57

Chapter 3
Textures
Natalia García de Leániz, Transmitting Happiness, Madrid, Spain 67
Project: Wobbling Mokume Bracelet 69
Genevieve Williamson, Play Is the Essence, Pennsylvania, United States 75
Project: Variations on a Theme Earrings 77

Chapter 4
Characters
Camille Young, Video Game-Inspired Art, Arizona, United States 87
Project: Polymer Clay Illustration 89

Chapter 5
Small Scale
Shay Aaron, Food for Thought, Tel Aviv, Israel 97
Project: Pizza Charm 99
Tejae Floyde, Pocket Art, Colorado, United States 103
Project: Simple Encased Heart 105

Chapter 6
Large Scale
Gera Scott Chandler, Shorelines, British Columbia, Canada 115
Project: Inked Polymer-Clay Still Life 116
Chapter 7

Beadworks
Wendy Moore, Flourishing, Broken Hill, Australia, and Birtamod, Nepal 125
Project: Tibetan Tube Necklace 127
Rebecca Watkins, The Practical, Impatient Artist, Pennsylvania,
United States 135
Project: Floral Scribed Beads 137

Chapter 8
Canes 2.0
Kim Korringa, Chaos and Control, California, United States 147
Project: Fairy Wing Earrings 149

Polymer Masters 153
Resources 157
About the Author 158
Index 159

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