My Favorite Polymer Clay Books

Someone recently asked me my opinion on the best polymer clay books, so here is my list in no order of preference. 🙂

(FYI: I prefer books that are more technique based or reference style. I’d rather know how to do the techniques than how they were used by another artist.)


Polymer Clay Gemstones: The Art of Deception by Kim Schlinke and Randee M. Randee M Ketzel


The Polymer Clay Artist’s Guide by Marie Segal

Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay by Irene Semanchuk Dean

The Chameleon Clay by Tory Hughes


Polymer Clay Surface Design Recipes by Ellen Marshall


The Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay Techniques by Sue Heaser


The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects by Donna Kato


Polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio

All of these books can be purchased through my Amazon A-Store 🙂

Craftedu.com – Internet Based Learning

I’m quite sure I am not the only person that lives in the middle of nowhere and finds it difficult to travel to classes and retreats. Especially now in this bad economy and gas prices being what they are. There is a new web site designed just for us. Well, maybe not just for us, but they had us in mind. 🙂

Craftedu.com is a new venture started by Donna Kato, with the help of her fabulous hubby, Vernon . It will be a way to present art classes via the internet by a variety of skilled teachers. You will find polymer clay classes taught by the likes of Donna Kato (that was obvious I think LOL), Kim Cavender, Judy Belcher, Julie Picarello, Bettina Welker, Barb Fajardo, Julie Eakes, Sarah Shriver and Iris Mishly just to mention a few.

There are also teacher on board who do bead art, jewelry making, painting, mixed media, wire work, drawing, knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, metal clay, digital art……… If it’s can be done I think you will find it at Craftedu.com !

Classes haven’t quite begun, but hopefully very soon. I have my fingers crossed. I am so ready to learn something new.

To stay up to date with the Craftedu.com staff additions and news be sure to follow the Craftedu Blog or Fan their page on Facebook

Friendly Warning Against Polymer Clay “Secrets” Web Site

Please, don’t fall into their trap. Web sites like these (http://www.polymerclaysecrets.com/Polymer_Clay.htm) are not offering you anything you can’t find out for free on the Web. Ask me 🙂 If I can’t answer your question I’ll point you in the direction to find the answer.

There is a place called Polymer Clay Central that has a forum where I am on staff. The members are from all over the world. They are kind, generous and willing to bend over backwards to help you learn. Drop in at the PCC Forum and say HI. We would love to have you as a member. Sign up for a basic account, it’s free.

My Amazon Shop

Purchase your Polymer Clay books from my Amazon.com Associates Shop and save money. If you have Amazon Prime they ship free. http://astore.amazon.com/polcor-20