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Polymer Clay Color Inspirations: Techniques and Jewelry Projects for Creating Successful Palettes Paperback – August 25, 2009
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About the Author
MAGGIE MAGGIO has studied color for more than thirty years and for the last ten years has traveled the United States teaching color workshops to polymer artists.
Top Customer Reviews
And: Thank GOODNESS it's not a "project" book! This is an art form! Can I have a few more exclamation points? This medium is riddled, if not ruined, with step-by-step books that tell you exactly how to make work exactly like the work in the picture and leave you with no actual new skills or understanding. That's not art (IMO).
Wait wait, there's more: Thank GOODNESS it's a "technical" book. It's a "technical" medium! It's chemistry (oops, was I not supposed to let anyone know that there's more chemistry to the "poly" than there is "clay" to the second part of the name?). The stuff changes when it bakes. There's a reason you're not supposed to let raw clay contact food prep surfaces... Other artists get books about the technical elements of their media. Why not polyclay?
I saw this book at the store and let it sit. One more over-promised polyclay book, flashy pictures on the front, boring step-by-steps inside. Then it appeared in the library and I checked it out, and now I'm back to buy my own copy. And I'm not even a polyclay artist! I like the way the color information is presented and am working my way through the exercises in textiles--the information about color is THAT good and THAT accessible, compared to virtually every other color theory book available.
Finally, it has been a while since I've looked at polyclay books, largely because so much of the content IS S-B-S, and it's good to see work of artists I haven't seen in every other compendium.
Heads above the typical polymer how-to books, this volume offers instruction and inspiration that focuses on polymer clay as a learning tool that readers can use to explore their own color instincts and preferences and develop their own palettes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the color and techniques so so wonderful have not put the book down yet!! One of a kindPublished 19 days ago by marilyn oliver
Very clear explanations of all of the color concepts, projects, and exercises. Makes learning color theory from the beginning and applying it possible for the absolute beginner.Published 27 days ago by Colleen
First of all, I purchased this book as a verified customer and a polymer-clayer but did not receive the Amazon email link yet for reviewing, but I'll submit again when I do. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BarbCat
Love, love this book. You have to do the exercises in order to see what she's explaining and you'll learn how the colors blend. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Asha77
This is filled with extremely practical and useful tips, carefully thought out instructions , and a comprehensive education on color specific to polymer clay. Really nicely done!Published 2 months ago by Amyfrombarto
I don't know if it's just me but the cover gets you interested, the items inside are very cool but I must be missing something on some of the how-to's.Published 4 months ago by Felicia
Very nice book with inspiring projects and clear descriptions and photos to illustrate topics.Published 4 months ago by Kristen Loffler
I haven't read all of this book yet, but what I have read indicates there will be a great deal of useful information here.Published 5 months ago by Wesley Hall