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Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects Paperback – October 1, 2001


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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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I'd thought this was going to be a book mostly about vessels, but this book is so much more!
ArtWay
It is beautifully organized and sumptuously illustrated with lovely pictures and helpful drawings (the best I've ever seen in a craft book).
Carl M Johengen
I have just about every book published on polymer clay, but I have to say this one is the most unique.
Heather

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50 of 50 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.
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48 of 49 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.
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48 of 49 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!!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Brown on March 23, 2002
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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.
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