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Contemporary Metal Clay Rings Hardcover – August 27, 2012
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About the Author
Hattie Sanderson is an artist, instructor, and author. She began her career as an art director in the graphic design field. In 1990 Hattie opened her own studio to explore, create, and teach in the disciplines of fiber, collage, ceramics, and metal. It was during this time that she was introduced to metal clay and fell in love with the medium.
Hattie shares her love of metal clay internationally as a speaker and through workshops. She is known for her enthusiastic, thorough, and approachable teaching style. Hattie earned the credentials of senior instructor for both Art Clay® and PMC® metal clays, and is registered as the second tier of the the Metal Clay Masters Registry.
Hattie s work has won many national awards and is published in several notable books and publications. She is the creator of HattieS® brand products and the instructional DVD Series, HattieS® Contemporary Metal Clay 1, 2 & 3. Her purpose in creating these products and instructional materials is to enhance the metal clay creation experience for artists everywhere.
Hattie's studio is located on the family farm in northern Illinois, USA.
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Then there are the creative projects and ideas... I think the book has just a great mix of everything. This is the kind of book that makes a good reference you can return to again and again.
Congratulations for a book well done!
This book is a great value for the price and I know it will be a continuing "go to" reference for me as I continue may quest to become a top notch silversmith.
But the working-photos are so dark that they're barely usable. Hattie (who is credited with the illustrations and photography) has taken great effort with her finished-piece photos to have the lighting excellent, but she clearly didn't bother with the step-by-step. There are many photos detailing the steps but they're so dark that the white worksurface looks dark-grey, and details are very hard to make out. It could have been solved easily by just adjusting the brightness/contrast and balance of the photos, or just making sure the work area was better-lit when photographing.
I'm so disappointed that an otherwise fantastic book is let down by such lack of attention to detail. With so many excellent books on the market, I just can't recommend this one, especially to anyone who is a very "visual" learner.