Polymer Clay Creative Traditions Review

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

 This book isn’t so much an instruction book as it is an inspiration book.  It’s divided into chapters:  Glass , Metal , Fiber, Paint and Drawing, Stone Bone and Wood, Sculpture and Ceramics.

It begins with the usual section on clay basics.  The chapters begin with an overview of the inspiration material.  Then there are several “Demonstrations” (technique instructions). followed by several gallery pages showing polymer clay versions of all the techniques discussed.

The instructions are short and not detailed – not for beginners.  Sometimes it’s just a little explanation underneath a large picture.  There are only a few complete projects, mostly it’s just techniques.

There’s a wide variety of ideas in this book and the pictures are amazing eye candy.  I did find it annoying at times to see an awesome picture with no details of how to do it.  Overall, this is a great inspiration book and even the most advanced clayed will pick up a new trick or 2.

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Published in: on March 27, 2007 at 10:14 am  Leave a Comment  

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