As metal clay continues both to mature and to popularize as an artistic category, the need for books that go beyond the basics also grows. In response, Gordon Uyehara, one of the world’s most prominent and accomplished metal clay artists, is releasing the book Metal Clay Fusion in March 2012 at bookstores and craft stores near you, as well as from Amazon and BN.com.
The book includes 40 pages of instruction in metal clay fundamentals, techniques, and design and artistic philosophy. Then, Gordon presents more than 20 original projects, mostly of jewelry but also of several small home-décor objects, such as a chopstick rest, a bell, and an incense burner. See photos of some of the book’s beautiful projects below. The metal clays Gordon utilizes include silver, bronze, and copper. The book also shows gallery photos of excellent metal clay work from Wendy Wallin Malinow, Barbara Becker Simon, Hattie Sanderson, Linda Kaye-Moses, Hadar Jacobson, Liz Hall, Holly Gage, Louise Duhamel, Tina Carvalho, Gwen Bernecker, and Angela Badule-Crispin.
Congratulations to Peggy Goldblatt of Mercer Island, Washington, the randomly selected winner of an advance copy of the book from the original version of this blog post. Our thanks to everyone who participated.