Category Archives: Polymer clay

New Clay by Nan Roche

A classic book that raised the status of polymer clay as an art material in the early 90s Still an excellent resource on caning techniques In addition to the standard sections on tools and basics, Nan provides a little information about color theory and design. Most of the instructions relate to cane and loaf construction though there are short sections on surface treatments, collage and sculpture. I frequently refer to… Read More »

Stamping Polymer Clay and Wire

Good variety of projects packed into a budget book Perfect for stampers who like working with polymer clay Will appeal to those who are into metallic or iridescent finishes You’ll find lots of jewelry projects in Stamping Polymer Clay & Wire, including three variations on art doll brooches. There’s a project for making window cling transfers. You’ll also find instructions on covering tins with clay, and then decorating them. I… Read More »

Mixed Media Mosaics by Laurie Mika

I became a fan of Laurie Mika the minute I laid eyes on her wall icons and boxes. When I heard she was producing a book, I waited with great anticipation for it to be released. North Light Books have a flair for getting it right. The layout is creative and inviting and the step by step photos ensure you make no mistakes along the way. The whole premise of… Read More »

Images on Clay II by Barbara McGuire

Amazing amount of content for a 35-page budget book Great photography, including step-by-step photos Five pages of copyright-free clipart to get you started This book focuses on transferring images to polymer clay using blue or black toner-based photocopies. The appealing projects range from brooches to beads to book covers to home decor. Five pages of copyright-free images are included. There is a bonus section on color mixing. How did all… Read More »

Foundations in Polymer Clay Design by Barbara McGuire

A great design resource for people interested in taking clay beyond the hobby level Showcases the work of many notable polymer clay artists Really shows off the versatility of the medium This is one of those books you might call a classic in the world of polymer clay. Most serious clay artists will have this one on their bookshelves. There are step by step instructions offered for over 20 projects… Read More »