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1997 ISSUE
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2006 REVISED REPRINT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • POLYMER CLAY BASICS:
    • Polymer Clays
    • Tools and Supplies
    • Conditioning the Clay
    • Polymer Clay and Color
    • Making Basic Shapes
    • Cabochon Techniques
    • Basic Safety Guidelines
  • MILLEFIORI: Making Canes and Loaves:
    • Millefiori Fundamentals
    • Basic Canes and Loaves
    • Clichy Rose Cane
    • Face Canes
    • Using Milleriori Canes and Loaves
  • SURFACE TREATMENTS:
    • Onlay Techniques
    • Image Transfers
    • Working with Glitter
    • Metal Leaf Treatments
    • Manipulating Cured Clay
    • Bakelite
  • MAKING AND USING MOLDS:
    • Moldmaking Basics
    • Using Your Molds
    • Cameos and Molded Buttons
    • Creating a Molded Likeness
  • IMITATIVE TECHNIQUES:
    • Clay Mixing for Natural Imitations
    • Sheets of Stone
    • Material Integration
    • Translucent Effects
    • Imitative Striping
    • Metal Effects
  • VESSELS:
    • Covering a Vessel in Clay
    • "Weaving" a Vessel
    • Making an Unlined Vessel
    • Creating a Mosaic Bowl
    • Making a Box
  • FLORAL FORMS:
    • Tools and Preparation
    • Basic Construction
    • Leaves
    • Surface Design
  • FIGURINES AND SCULPTURE:
    • Sculpture Basics
    • Harvest Candlesticks
    • Larger Sculpture
    • Realistic Doll's Head
  • Source Directory
  • Index

Title: The Art of Polymer Clay: Designs and Techniques for Creating Jewelry, Pottery, and Decorative Artwork
Author/Designer: Donna Kato
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1997,2006revised
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pulications, NY
Page Count: 144
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 3/4"
ISBN: (1997)0823002780;
(2006)0823003574;

SUMMARY- The 2006 edition was produced after Kato Polyclay came onto the market in 2000. The book was revised to reflect that - but really the projects are all the same, with the same photos used. You get a very wide gamut, but instructions are briefer than I've seen in other basics books. I was thrilled to finally find a book that covered making cameos. I like Ms. Kato's books, but I often find more detailed instructions in other books.