Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Book Review Masters Polymer Clay

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Featuring the world's most dazzling and innovative work, this new entry in the Masters series focuses on the incredibly popular medium of polymer clay. Curator Rachel Carren has selected 40 artists who have their own distinctive style, exhibit fine workmanship and have a unique vision they communicate through polymer. Vessels, jewellery and sculptures of intricate design reflect a range of moods, from Kathleen Dustin's poetically expressive art to the luscious colours and forms created by Lindly Huanani.
"Stunning! This book is an example of why the printed book should never go away. From cover to cover it is packed with amazing professional photos showcasing the work of world-renowned polymer clay artists. As someone who has worked in polymer clay for several years, I can appreciate the talent and hard work that goes into these incredibly detailed pieces of art, and this book brings it all to you. With just enough of (each) artist’s biography and bold beautiful colours of their pieces, this book is worth the price even if you have never worked with polymer clay." - Angeli Mangi, Chicago Metal Arts Guild blog, March 2012

Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Lark Crafts (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1600595847
ISBN-13: 978-1600595844

About the Authors

Curator Rachel Carren is one of the world's best-known polymer specialists. Her art is in the permanent collections of several American museums.

Ray Hemachandra is the Publishers Weekly 2012 Best Books-winning author of Showcase 500 Beaded Jewellery, which was also an Amazon Best Book of the Month in March 2013 and April 2013. He has served as team lead, business manager, and social media and marketing director for Lark Jewellery & Beading, a sub-imprint of Lark Books; a mind/body/spirit writer, interviewer, and blogger; a book, magazine, and newspaper editor; and an activist, advocate, and family trainer in the autism community. Originally from New York, he lives with his son in Asheville, North Carolina.

Connect with him on his website, his Pinterest boards at, or on Facebook at

Ray has interviewed and written many articles about teachers and authors in the mind/body/spirit category, including Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Wayne W Dyer, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Byron Katie, Doreen Virtue, Sakyong Mipham, and Masaru Emoto, as well as many leading retailers, musicians, jewellers, beaders, quilters, and other artists.

His books as author or senior editor for Lark include The Penland Book of Glass; Beading with World Beads; Masters: Beadweaving and other Masters Series books, including Masters: Gold, Masters: Blown Glass, Masters: Polymer Clay, Masters: Earthenware, and Masters: Art Quilts, Volumes 1 and 2; and numerous books in the 500 Series, including Showcase 500 Beaded Jewellery, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, 500 Judaica, 500 Art Quilts, 500 Vases, 500 Raku, and three furniture books in the series devoted to chairs, tables, and cabinets.
The Artists
Kathleen Dustin
Jeffrey Lloyd Dever
Wendy Wallin Malinow
Debra De Wolff
Leslie Blackford
Chris Malone
Mary Filapek & Lou Ann Townsend
Rebecca Mazur
Diane Falkenhagen
Karin Noyes
David Forlano
Margaret Regan
Nan Roche
Cynthia Toops
Sonny King
Elise Winters
Gwen Gibson
Pier Voulkos
Ruth Anne Grove
Dan Cormier
Jo Ellen Trilling
Judy Kuskin
Sandra McCaw
Ronna Sarvas Weltman
Barbara Sperling
Tory Hughes
Ronnie Kirsch
Sarah Shriver
Jamey D Allen
Steven Ford
Jana Roberts Benzon
Maggie Maggio
Shellie Brooks
Lindly Haunani
Bonnie Bishoff & J M Syron
Anya Lewis
Jessica Fortner
Jacqueline Cherie
Melanie West
Michael Grove
About the Curator
Portrait Photographers
Artist Index

Masters Polymer Clay really is a beautiful book, this book will teach you the skills that you want to master in polymer clay, though it does not have any instructions.  This book will really inspire you to be creative with polymer clay, it is a beautiful book with amazing photo's showcasing the work of  40 world renowned polymer clay artists.  This book is a must have in any polymer clay library.  This book is full of projects such as jewellery, sculptures and vessels.  

Masters Polymer Clay is available from Amazon

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