Artful Paper Clay
Author: Rogene Manas
Publisher: North Light Books
Discover an entirely fresh and fun approach for creating fine arts with paper clay.
Author: Rosette Gault
Publisher: Herbert Press
Now firmly established in the ceramics world, paperclay is a vital part of the modern clay artist and potter's repertoire. The workability of this material allows expressive freedom and imagination at every stage in the creative process, from wet to dry. Paperclay, made with new or recycled paper, is remarkable for its flexibility, unfired strength, and the ease with which it can be repaired, and allows the creation of beautiful finished forms. Building on the immense success of her previous Ceramics Handbook Paper Clay, pioneering artist, researcher and teacher Rosette Gault (M.F.A.) explains how potters and clay sculptors can make, fire and use the material. In addition to the basics, she introduces more advanced techniques for building armatures, sculpting figures and making works for the wall. Packed throughout with photographs of inspiring works by a new generation of paperclay artists, Paperclay: Art and Practice is an essential introduction to the medium.
Using fibers with clay is not a new idea, but using fibers absorbed within the structure of the clay body is a concept that has recently, and rapidly, taken root among potters. Paperclay is now widely recognized as a material which allows great freedom of expression, relieving the maker of many of the technical problems associated with conventional clays. With lavish illustrations throughout, Working with Paperclay and Other Additives provides the expertise to inspire potters to discover this exciting material and, for those already smitten, to try new techniques and ideas by drawing on the examples and experiences from different artists.
Artful Paper Dolls
Author: Terry Taylor
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
A glimpse into the rich history of paper dolls is accompanied by many charming manufactured and handmade examples.
Mixed Media in Clay
Author: Darlene Olivia McElroy, Pat Chapman
Publisher: North Light Books
What can you do with clay? Anything you want. For all that you can make with it, clay is an artist's dream--the perfect way to add more "mix" to your mixed-media art. But if the baking and firing it usually requires aren't your thing, you've come to the right book! In Mixed Media in Clay you'll use this traditional medium in excitingly different ways (no oven or kiln needed), and we'll also explore a wide array of alternative clays and clay-like options (resin, plastic, paper mache, plaster and more, even homemade recipes) and the many surprising ways you can use them. Create jewelry beads or a large sculpture. Produce a print or a textural background for a painting. Cast a replica or a replacement part. Create art big and small. There's no limit what you can do with clay and its creative cousins! Darlene Olivia McElroy and Pat Chapman expertly guide the way with plenty of inspiration, ideas, techniques and troubleshooting tips. Inside you will find: 19 chapters covering printing, casting, molding, armatures, sculpting, pouring, dipping and more 12 types of clay and alternatives (including resin clay, paper mache, plaster, fiber paste and Critter Clay, powdered clay and more) plus recipes for six make-at-home clay mediums More than 130 techniques, more than 40 tips and countless project ideas Access to exclusive online content--4 full step-by step projects and even more tips and techniques So, what are you waiting for? Let your clay-play adventures begin!
Author: Anderson Turner
Publisher: The American Ceramic Society
More than 20 American ceramic artists present a broad variety of inspiring clay sculpture pieces and some unique techniques they used.
Papier Mache Design
Author: Monique Robert
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Choose a subject and build any sculpture with papier mache using proven techniques that guide you step by step through the process! Unlike any papier mache book you've ever seen, you will use methods and materials you never thought possible in the art of papier mache.
Polymer clay has grown and grown and grown in popularity since the publication of Donna Kato’s best-selling The Art of Polymer Clay in 1997. And there have been so many technical advances, too. Now poly-diva Donna Kato presents an all-new look at one of crafters’ all-time favorite mediums. Donna Kato’s Polymer Clay Innovations begins with the essentials of polymer clay, including its working properties, plus tools, curing, safety recommendations, and color blending (with full information on the now-indispensable Skinner Blend). Photo-packed chapters focus on exciting projects—beads, bracelets, pins, pendants, and boxes--and showcase new techniques, including image transfers, surface treatments such as stencils, stamps, paints, and inks, sculpting, inclusions, special effects, and finishing. Finished pieces by some of the biggest names in polymer clay, including Kathleen Dustin, Pier Voulkos, and Nan Roche, plus Donna Kato herself, offer ideas and inspiration.
Make It in Air-Dry Clay
Author: Fay De Winter
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
No kiln? No wheel? No problem! With air-dry clay, it s easy to make beautiful trinkets, jewelry, and decorative items. This colorful how-to guide covers all the basic techniques from pinching, coiling, and creating slabs to decorating surfaces, sealing, and finishing as well as simple, pretty projects. Choose from gift box adornments, feather tags, a miniature mirror, sculptures, planters, bowls, pots, rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and more."
Clay Lab for Kids
Author: Cassie Stephens
"Nashville art teacher Cassie Stephens makes clay a focus of her elementary school classes with amazing results. In Clay Lab for Kids she shares 32 creative hands-on projects."--
The Portrait in Clay
Author: Peter Rubino
Simulating a workshop studio course, this book provides action-photography sequences that enable readers to observe every step a master sculptor takes in building a portrait in clay.
Creative Paper Dollmaking
Author: Rhonda Rainey
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
From the a Queen of Hearts to Tribal Dancers, these 30 enchanting, surprising paper doll projects will captivate the imagination! They encompass a variety of styles and techniques, pushing the boundaries of what paper dolls are and can be. To create basic "Simply Victorian" greeting card dolls, select favorite reproductions of period angels, flowers, and other art images and cut them out. Then add metallic paint, a skirt fashioned from florist's foil, and glue. Make a festive Santa from papier mâché. Découpage vintage paper doll children onto a frame: the patterns are all here. Get dolled up with a fancy fall figure, molded out of card stock and decorated with silk autumn leaves. Each one is magnificent!
MBA In A Week
Author: Alan Finn
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Business brilliance just got easier This very practical 'seven-day MBA' does not assume prior knowledge and distils the most practical business insights from MBA studies into easy-to-digest bite-sized chunks. Ambitious people on the corporate ladder see achieving an MBA as a way to get ahead and to demonstrate their ambition - in short, to rise head and shoulders above the ranks of the other junior managers in their organizations. Creating visions for growth and spearheading their implementation gets you noticed by top management looking for vigorous new blood to lead the organizations of the future. But it is difficult to create all-embracing, organization-wide visions for growth if you don't really understand how the other departments - departments other than yours - work together. Studies for an MBA degree don't set you apart just because you have a certificate on your office wall. Knowledge of other departments' aims and objectives, and the workplace challenges their managers face, gives you an inside track on how to improve the overall efficiency of the organization - while making sure that your work gets the credit it deserves! The abilities you will develop will gain the respect of your peers, and your own department's increased efficiency will be noticed by senior management. This seven-day 'MBA In A Week' raises your game - ambitious managers can learn in a week what the experts learn in a lifetime. You will learn how to integrate the objectives and operations of the whole enterprise into new formations that will deliver sustainable growth and increased shareholder value - as well as impress your boss or a potential new employer at interview! Over this week-long course you will cover: - Sunday: Global business pressures and change - Monday: Finance, economics and accounting - Tuesday: Entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility - Wednesday: Strategy and marketing - Thursday: Operations management - Friday: Organizational behaviour and human resources management - Saturday: Research and change management