The Art of Polymer Clay, Designs and Techniques for Creating Jewellery, Pottery and Decorative Artwork
When "The Art Of Polymer Clay" first appeared in 1997, polymer clay was undergoing a revival, but its full creative potential had yet to be explored. Author and artist Donna Kato helped change all that by introducing crafters to the vast range of polymer clay techniques, from millefiori to imitative to sculpture. With over 70,000 copies sold of the previous edition, and a growing legion of fans, Donna Kato has proven just how accessible and rewarding it is to work in this medium. Available in a tremendous array of colours and easily cured by baking in a home oven, anyone can create a variety of beautiful items. Today millions of people enjoy creating with exciting, easy-to-use polymer clay. It is now in a new format at an affordable new price. Updated information on clays, tools and supplies, conditioning and safety make this the definitive book in the field and one that everyone can afford to buy and enjoy.
About the author
Donna Kato is known for her technical innovation with polymer clay and for her talent for presenting ideas in a clear and compelling manner, a frequent contributor to magazines and journals; she has participated in many gallery shows, including the Masters Invitational Polymer Clay Show.
This excellent book should be in every polymer clay users library. The new edition has been updated but the techniques sections remain the same and are just as relevant. The techniques covered are millefiori, surface treatments, making and using moulds, imitative techniques, vessels, floral forms and figurines and sculpture. This book is both inspirational and informative and should be on your wish list if you do not already own it.
Review by Philippa Todd