Thursday, 15 May 2014

Book Review Polymer Clay Global Perspectives

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In Polymer Clay Global Perspectives, polymer clay artist and founder of the blog Polymer Clay Daily, Cynthia Tinapple presents the work of more than 100 established and emerging polymer clay artists from around the world. Each chapter will focus on a specific category of polymer clay work, including colour, fashion, miniatures, sculpture, mixed media and caning, and will offer an in-depth profile of an influential artist, a step-by-step demonstration of his or her signature technique, and an inspiring overview gallery of related work by other artists.
Polymer artists are connected like never before. As the acclaimed curator of the popular blog, Cynthia Tinapple brings together 115 diverse artists from around the world to showcase the work of this new international community. Polymer Clay Global Perspectives invites you to explore the trends and cutting-edge styles that are influencing the future of this medium. In this masterful collection, you'll find: 
· Tips to create meaningful art that reflects your personality and vision
· Behind-the-scenes profiles of 13 innovative artists in their studios
· Step-by-step projects by contributors who share their signature methods, such asmokume gane, extruded canes, and adapted glass-blowing techniques
· Galleries showcasing the best of the best polymer work in jewellery, miniatures, sculpture, and much more
With artists including Kim Korringa, Shay Aaron, and Fabiola Perez offering their expertise, you'll find endless inspiration to take your art to the next level. Begin your own journey through the new landscape of contemporary polymer. A world of possibilities awaits.

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (7 Sep 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0823085902
ISBN-13: 978-0823085903

About the Author
Cynthia Tinapple is the founder of the blog Polymer Clay Daily, a showcase for polymer clay art and a portal for the polymer clay community. A lifetime member of the International Polymer Clay Guild, she lectures at national and international craft and polymer clay conferences and teaches classes online. She has worked as a polymer clay artist since the late 1980s, collaborating with her husband, woodworker Blair Davis, to embellish his turned bowls and other objects with polymer clay inlay designs.
A History of Polymer
Polymer Clay in a Nutshell
Assessing Your Work

Chapter 1 
Fashion Forward
Eva Haskova The Eastern Bloc Prague Czech Republic
Project Colourful Ray Spiral Pendant
Fabiola Perez Ajates Speaking Without Words Madrid Spain
Project Floral Pendant

Chapter 2 
Mixed Media
Claire Maunsell Glass Roots Quebec Canada
Project Sunshine and Clouds Layered Pendant

Chapter 3 
Natalia Garcia Leaniz Transmitting Happiness Madrid Spain
Project Wobbling Mokume Bracelet
Genevieve Williamson Play is the Essence Pennsylvania United States
Project Variations on the Theme Earrings

Chapter 4 
Camille Young Video Game Inspired Art Arizona United States
Project Polymer Clay Illustration

Chapter 5 
Small Scale
Shay Aaron Food for Thought Tel Aviv Israel
Project Pizza Charm
Tejae Floyde Pocket Art Colorado United States
Project Simple Encased Heart

Chapter 6 
Large Scale
Gera Scott Chandler Shorelines British Columbia Canada
Project Inked Polymer Clay Still Life

Chapter 7
Wendy Moore Flourishing Broken Hill Australia and Birtamod Nepal
Project Tibetan Tube Necklace
Rebecca Watkins The Practical Impatient Artist Pennsylvania
Project Floral Scribed Beads

Chapter 8
Kim Korringa Chaos and Control
Project Fairy Wing Earrings

Polymer Masters
About the Author

Polymer Clay Global Perspectives starts with the history of polymer clay medium.  Each chapter in the book shows you different ways polymer clay is used.
In this book you will find polymer clay artists share how they approach their work and  how to make one of their signature creations in a step by step instructions.  
This book is for both advanced users of polymer clay and  beginners, it is a great book for inspiration.  
This book has projects that you can follow with clear step by step instructions.  
Polymer Clay Global Perspectives is a great book to have in your polymer clay library for inspiration.

Polymer Clay Global Perspectives is available from Amazon

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