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Posted on April 1, 2016 in Product Reviews by Katie
If you are new to KatersAcres, welcome to the clay fun, wonderful, a tiny-bit crazy, but mostly a laid back learning zone! If you are not new to KatersAcres, welcome back. My goal with everything that I do here on the website is to make polymer clay engaging, fun, and accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be a professional artist to use this versatile medium. One of the new things I’m doing in 2016 is choosing one polymer clay book of the month to share with you. These books may be brand new, like January’s “Dogs” Book by Christi Friesen, or older and well loved, like this month’s Fairies, Gnomes, & Trolls by Maureen Carlson.
Maureen is NOT a new face in the polymer clay community. Like Barbara McGuire last month, Maureen holds a special place in the polymer community. She is a much beloved teacher, artist, and writer. You’ll find Maureen’s designs are filled with humor, whimsy, and much joy as you glance at each one. Her Pippsywoggins are splendid, you can read their story and more about them here.
This month’s book, Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls: Create a Fantasy World in Polymer Clay is right up my alley. I’m a sculptor at heart and love all kinds of sculptures, from the fun and fanciful to the meek, squeaky, squabbly, cute, cuddle, and yes, even quirky. Maureen Carlson book is filled with whimsy, wonder, fantasy, and a whole bunch of fun! The introduction to polymer clay in the beginning of the book is one of the best I’ve read. Informative, fun, & not at all fussy. Just like I like it! This book is filled with not only people, but mushroom folk, faces, and much more.
This book, Fairies, Gnomes, & Trolls is good for anyone who likes whimsical sculpting. This book breaks down sculpting a whimsically realistic face into easy to understand and easy to execute steps. Even for beginners, this book is easy to get into and provides a wealth of projects to expand into your own fantasy world. I highly recommend this book!
Some of the character projects in this book include:
Additional sections covered in this book are:
“Polymer Clay Book of the Month“ is a new series we are doing throughout 2016. The series runs on the 1st Friday of every month. If you would like to submit your polymer clay book for consideration, please email me here.
Thanks for joining me today,