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  • Everything Old Is New Again:
    • So What's New?
    • No Mess, No Fuss, and Safer Too
  • Building Blocks
  • Air-Dry Cellulose Clays:
    • Cellulose Content
    • Fillers
    • Binders
    • Preservatives
    • Water Content
    • Drying Process
    • Papier Mache Brand Names
    • Cellulose Modeling Compound Brand Names
    • Surface Characteristics
    • When to Use a Cellulose Clay
    • Coloring
    • Painting(porous surface)
    • Sealing
    • Painting(sealed surface)
    • Layering
    • Working(Drilling, Sawing, Sanding, Carving)
    • Hazards
    • General Techniques
    • Deterioration
    • Problem Solving
  • Oven-Bake Polymer Clays:
    • Polyvinyl Chloride Synthesis
    • Plasticizer
    • Fillers and Colorizers
    • Antioxidants and Stabilizers
    • Curing Process
    • Applications
    • Polymer Clay Brand Names
    • Strength and Fracture Modes
    • Mixing Brands
    • Surface Characteristics
    • When to Use a Polymer Clay
    • Coloring
    • Storage
    • Rescuing Polymer Clay
    • Curing
    • Patching and Repairing
    • Layering Over Polymer Clay
    • Layering Over Cellulose Clay
    • Working(Drilling, Sawing, Sanding, Carving)
    • Smoothing Cured Clay
    • Cautions
    • Hazards
    • General Techniques
    • Deterioration
    • Problem Solving
  • Doll Making With the New Clays:
    • So Why Am I Writing This Book?
    • Start with a Friend
    • Your Work Area
    • Project Plate
    • Basic Tools
  • Supplies and Materials
  • Things Change
  • Bibliography

Title: New Clays for Dollmaking: Everything You always wanted to know about the new celulose and polymer clays
Author: "Mimi" and Jim Winer
Publication Date: TPB:1993
Publisher: Mimi's Books & Patterns for the Serious Dollmaker, Point Pleasant, NJ
Page Count: 48
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating This book goes into the characteristics of various art clays pretty thoroughly, but is not so technical that the average artist is going to be scratching their heads and looking fruitlessly through their dictionary for the meanings of industry technical jargon.

SUMMARY- I was looking for some guidelines for figuring out what clays would work best for a project, and ran across this little gem. My one disappointment was a lack of photographs and illustrations. The verbal explanations are great though, and really helped me narrow down what I was looking for. I do recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the (relatively) new clays.

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