January Polymer Clay Book of the Month: Dogs!

Polymer Clay Book of the Month "DOGS!" by Christi Friesen | CLICK to read the review & enter to win your own copy

Earlier this week I announced my plans for KatersAcres blog in 2016. [You can read the post here] One of those things is that each month I will introduce you to a ‘polymer clay book of the month.’ This book may be new, it may be old … but one thing will be sure. It’s a book that I like and think that you will too. I have several big artists and their books lined up all year, so be sure to check back on the first Friday of every month.

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Polymer Clay Book Review: The Art of Polymer Clay, Designs and Techniques by Donna Kato

Polymer Clay Book Review - The Art of Polymer Clay by Donna Kato

The Art of Polymer Clay: Designs and Techniques for Creating Jewelry, Pottery, and Decorative Artwork by Donna Kato

Donna Kato is one of the best known polymer clay artists in the world. Her name is not only synonymous with quality work, bold colors and patterns, teacher and “notable” person being the maker of “Kato Polyclay”. I am a fan of Donna Kato’s work, so when one of my student brought this book to their clay class [see a list of classes offered in my studio here] and wanted to show me some work they liked, I was glad to see they had already delved into the polymer world. I had the first print of this book from several years ago, however, having many students in and out of my studio through the years, it somehow got away from me. So, I repurchased this updated version recently on Amazon.

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Top Five Polymer Clay Books

Top 5 Polymer Books by KatersAcres

Top Five Series

Polymer Clay Books

If you are a bibliophile (like I am) then books are your thing. This also means that books are very personal. Books take on a life of their own, even instructional based books. I have assembled the “top five” polymer clay books, based on my opinion alone. I will also recommend an additional 3 books that also rank very high on my list, and in fact made this a very hard decision in 3 of my categories.

If you are a polymer clay artist and would like to recommend a polymer clay book that perhaps didn’t make my cut, feel free to do so in the comments below.

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Polymer Clay Review – Polyform’s New 2015 Colors

2015 Polyform Color Review for Premo!, Premo! Accents, & Sculpey III by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Review

2015 Polyform Color Review for Premo!, Premo! Accents, & Sculpey III by KatersAcres

New 2015 Polyform Clays

If you are new to polymer clay, you probably don’t know that some brands (in particular the Polyform brands) retire colors and release new ones periodically. Here’s what is new in Polyform’s Sculpey III and Premo! clay lines for 2015.

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