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The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework

Authors: Kato, Donna
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
BISAC/Subject: CRA032000, CRA014000, CRA051000
ISBN: 9780307586971, Related ISBNs: 0307586979, 0823099180, 9780307586971, 9780823099184
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 176,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A thousand and one ideas for making beautiful polymer clay millefiori. In Venetian glassmaking, slender rods of molten glass are shaped, then cut to reveal amazingly detailed patterns: flowers, geometric shapes, dancing colors. These slices are called millefiori, “thousand flowers,” because they form a carpet of flowers when placed side by side. Now celebrity author Donna Kato shows crafters exactly how to re-create these intricate, fascinating designs in polymer clay. The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques reveals the entire process: how to work with the polymer clay, the basics of planning and creating a cane, and using color effectively. Dozens of canes, from simple to simply stunning, are included, and everything is clearly explained and illustrated with full-color photos, the Donna Kato way. Throughout the book, examples of stunning work by such millefiori artists as Kathy Amt, Pier Voulkos, and Kathleen Dustin provide inspiration. There must be a thousand ways to make beautiful millefiori . . . explore them all in The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques.

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