Format: Hardcover with Jacket, 152pp
all in color
8 1/2 X 10
With the latest translucent, metallic, and liquid polymers, jewelry artists have pushed beyond the craft's traditional boundaries. In full color, this collection showcases artists' work and offers inventive techniques and key insights.
Katherine Duncan Aimone has a background as an art museum curator and gallery director. She has written numerous books, including The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art (Lark, 2002). Katherine currently lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina, where she works as a freelance editor and author.
"It is eye-opening how a substance used to make white plumbing pipe can be transformed with unusual techniques (and combinations) by skilled artisans. Under Aimone's remarkable tutelage, polymer clay, called PVC here, becomes Italian millefiore beads, shiny abstract cuffs, intricate log-cabin quilt pins, and even calla lily-like earrings. Although other instructional polymer clay books exist, up to now all have focused on basic shapes and elemental design. The 14 selected artists do themselves proud by creating 33 items worthy of display and sale in any fine jewelry store. Instructions are almost complete, with enough visuals to follow--with the exception of a defined level of difficulty for each. And the pages upon pages of galleries showcase the beauties of a once-modest material." - Booklist