• A one-of-a-kind resource that shows polymer clay artists how to use historic design ideas in their work • More than 30 exciting techniques and projects illustrated with clear step-by-step photos • Features the work of today’s biggest names in polymer clay, including Donna Kato, Pier Voulkos, Kathleen Dustin, Ford + Forlano, and KLEW
Thousands of crafters have discovered that polymer clay is versatile, easy to use, and 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 form painting and drawing, ethnic carving, quilting, ceramics, sculpture, glass, metalwork, and more.
Thorough 300 stunning photographs and fascinating text, author Judy Belcher reveals how these influences can be expressed in polymer clay. 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.