Buy Used
$4.99
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: (Paperback) This book shows minor wear and tear, it may or may not have a cracked spine or dog eared pages.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects Paperback – October, 2001

15 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.64 $0.99
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Save up to 40% on professional, scholarly and scientific resources.
Wiley's Summer Savings Event
Save up to 40% on professional, scholarly and scientific resources. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Known primarily as a medium for colorful novelty items and accessories, polymer clay is now getting serious attention from studio artists. Gikow (Graphic Illustration in Black and White), formerly a production studio potter, gives instructions for three-dimensional polymer clay objects using conventional pottery techniques. There are pinch pot bottles, slab-built boxes, and some delightful game boards. Photographs of work by other artists are interspersed throughout the text. This is a good addition to all general crafts collections.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (October 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873419529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873419529
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #982,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Wellness coach, personal trainer, fitness instructor, author and long-time New Yorker, Jacqueline Gikow is passionate about helping people lead longer, healthy lives.

Through her wellness practice, Audacious-Aging.NYC, Jacqueline Gikow coaches women, 55+ in how to enrich their lives by increasing their activity level, taking control of their weight; maintaining healthy bones and brain; keeping their hearts strong and joints flexible and/or letting go of old habits. She believes a positive mindset is the most important aspect of a healthy lifestyle.

An unabashed techie and DIY nerd, Jacqueline has an infectious laugh, loves aquatic fitness, red wine, fresh peaches, bicycling, fashion, reading and Russian Blue cats.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Heather on February 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have just about every book published on polymer clay, but I have to say this one is the most unique. Most books cover the same things, using different projects to demonstrate techniques. Ms. Gikow presents many techniques and projects never covered before. Most, if not all, are 3D objects. She tackles subjects such as hinges and clasps and points out using a mold to form your object doesn't necessarily mean your object has to look like the mold. She encourages experimentation and creativity. I can assure you, this book will show plenty of wear and tear in the not too distant future.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By ArtWay on October 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
I'd thought this was going to be a book mostly about vessels, but this book is so much more! The author starts with some basic information about working with the polymer clays, and then digs right in to some of the most advanced ideas about what this clay can do. Top notch work by some of the best polymer artists. Vessels, yes, and bowls and boxes and vases and bottles. But also miniature books, ocarinas, flutes, clocks, a foot stool, lamps... incredible work and wonderful pictures. The instructions are clear and include measurements when necessary. The projects and pictures will give you tons of ideas for making your own functional and beautiful pieces. I'd recommend this one to any polymer clay fan - what a font of inspiration to keep in your clay room.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Carl M Johengen on October 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a polymer clay artist for three years now, I eagerly await every new book on the subject. Jacqueline Gikow's book was worth the wait. It is beautifully organized and sumptuously illustrated with lovely pictures and helpful drawings (the best I've ever seen in a craft book). The projects she suggests are wonderful, but in fact the book is far more helpful as inspiration than simply as a "how-to" book. I highly recommend this book for intermediate to advanced PC crafters and artists. Congrats, Jacqueline!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Brown on March 23, 2002
Format: Paperback
I checked this out from the library last night--and HAD to order a copy for myself this AM. It has all the projects I'd thought about doing and haven't done yet plus many more to inspire me. One of the best PC books yet.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By daniele pressoir on June 7, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
an excellent book on the subject. well detailed with great ideas etc. i cannot wait to start playing with clay so that
i can make some of these things.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By garden lover on April 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Jacqueline Gikow's passion for polymer makes for a book full of inspiration and technical support, with a variety of artists referenced
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is my third attempt trying to get this book from Amazon and definitely worth the wait. I wanted this book specifically because I am interested in covering vessels with polymer clay, but am rather still new to the polymer clay crafting. However, the real plus was having instructions on how to create my own vessels or other decorative objects with polymer clay alone. I really needed the instructions to make this happen without my projects falling apart because I didn't know how to support my clay properly. I was rather pleased that this book covered the types of projects that I was actually interested in making.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Asha77 on July 9, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My review is in the book itself. Really disappointed, I was expecting it to have more objects similar to the cover and it's just another typical book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: zelda pot