Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects

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Functional vessels, purses, clocks, pots, furniture...Polymer clay can be used for much more than beads and dolls! Now, artists and crafters can learn how to unleash polymer clay's functional side with this comprehensive guide. Besides covering the basics, like tools and supplies, author and artist Jacqueline Gikow teaches readers in-depth techniques for making pinch pots, bowls, coiled containers, and crocheted objects. Chapters on covering existing containers, mould-making for vessels, free-form vessels, and constructed containers each include projects that reinforce the principles explored. Features: More than 20 inspiring projects, including a book cover, puppet, and lamp; Covers a wide array of techniques and creative approaches; Includes pieces by some of the world's best-known polymer clay artists.

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Create with Polymer Clay
It's not just for jewelry. It's not just for kids. Polymer clay's more functional side is unleashed in this gorgeous and comprehensive guide. Polymer Clay; Creating Functional and Decorative Objects, covers the basics and tunes you into in-depth techniques. You'll learn how to make unusual pinch pots, curvaceous vases, and clever, coiled containers, as well as your own molds.These whimsical and compelling pieces will inspire and drive you to create and express yourself in ways you never thought possible. What can you make with polymer clay?

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Jacqueline Gikow is a designer with over 30 years of experience in industrial design, graphic communication, and illustration. She received her BFA from Alfred University, MFA from Arizona State University, and MID from Pratt Institute. She taught design at the George Washington University, Trenton State College, and Marymount College of Virginia. Additionally, she founded and operated Jacqueline Gikow & Associates (Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York).Her books include this one: Graphic Design in Black and WhitePolymer Clay; Decorative and Functional ObjectsDaring Dames: A 5-Step Guide to WellnessDaring Dudes: A 5-Step Guide to Wellness, and Color Yourself FIT.

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