Another excellent beginner's guide from Kalmbach Press! Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay was written by Patricia Kimle, whose work should be immediately recognizable to those who love mixing polymer and metal clays. Let me just state again that this is a much more basic book than you may have seen from Patricia before, so take that into account if you decide you want a copy.
This piece is NOT from the book...it's an example
of Patricia's beautiful mixed media work from her website.
But look at those canes! Cool, huh?
That is what Patricia teaches in the book!
Patricia starts off with some basics of working with polymer clay in any technique, which makes it a particularly good book for a beginner who knows that canework is what draws them. She moves into color lessons, how to do a Skinner blend, and the basics of canework: constructing, reducing, and repeating. And slicing! We can't forget that.
The reader is then taken through a selection of simple through complex canes, with the complexity increasing as you move through the book. Some of the canes combine several earlier, easier techniques to create pieces that would have been hard to figure out if you hadn't read this book.
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