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

ISBN: 0823040658
ISBN 13: 9780823040650
By: Judy Belcher Steve Payne

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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.

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I mostly read this type of books for inspiration. The pictures were great. I have seen most of the techniques before, but my mind was blown when I saw the project on page 68, where she sewed baked clay with a sewing machine. I would never have thought to do that, but it looks great! Too bad I don't have a sewing machine!

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