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

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

by Donna Kato, Sherri Haab

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$16.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823002788
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Series: Watson-Guptill Crafts Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.54(d)

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Art of Polymer Clay 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Donna Kato, the author, is a genuine artist who created her own namebrand of clay, and is always coming up with wonderful new techniques and products for Polymer Clay artists. Incidentally, she's also an incredibly friendly and generous human being. This full color book has beautiful photographs and clear, well written instructions that cover all the basics, as well as MANY advanced techniques. Beginners would do well to start with this book more advanced PC artists will find some inspiring projects and challenging techniques as well. I love her projects that use fresh water stick pearls! I own over 20 PC books, and this is one of the few I use repeatedly. Buy it! ----RAJ---- Mother, teacher, artist
bookcrazed on LibraryThing 5 months ago
One of the first instruction manuals for working with polymer clay, this remains my favorite beginner's guide (probably because I've worked so much with it). The "lessons" are clear and well illustrated, and the photography is outstanding. To me, the most impressive thing about Donna Kato is that she was able to create beautiful art from that soupy mess called Sculpey III (and Fimo Soft is no better). The damned stuff just melts in my hot little hands. She has now developed her own formula for polymer clay, marketing it as Kato PolyClay. It's much firmer than Sculpey III (thus easier to work for hot hands like mine), but conditions with the same ease as Sculpey's popular Premo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have at least six different polymer clay books and found this one the easiest to read with great information on making canes. Very good for the beginner but I would think even the person well-versed in polymer clay would get a lot out of this book.