Polymer Clay Creative Traditions
Thousands of crafters have discovered that polymer clay is versatile, easy to use, and just plain fun. Now, with "Polymer Clay Creative Traditions", all crafters can create beautiful and wondrous works of art that blend this exciting medium of today with the great design ideas 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 more than 300 stunning photographs, and fascinating text, author Judy Belcher reveals how these influences can be expressed through ordinary polymer clay. An introduction on the history and handling, plus tips and techniques throughout the book, make "Polymer Clay Creative Traditions" an invaluable sourcebook for all polymer clay crafters.
Judy Belcher has been creating with polymer clay for eight years. She is the president and one of the founding members of the Kanawha Valley Polymer Clay Guild and a member of the National Polymer Clay Guild. She is a Certified Professional Demonstrator and enjoys demonstrating and teaching at trade shows, retail venues and schools.
This superb book should be on all polymer clay users' bookshelves, disregarding your area of interest or level of expertise. The book covers a range of techniques all of which are explained with clear step by step photographs and precise written explanations. Each technique covered has its own gallery section providing loads of inspiration. Unusually this book is suitable for both the beginner who wishes to learn new techniques and the experienced clayer who wishes to gain inspiration and wishes to take their work onto new and higher levels. As a confirmed miniaturist whose area of expertise is making miniature food I picked up this book and was inspired to try the techniques and skills covered in the book. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Review by Philippa Todd