My personal Mike B crusade

A few months back I get a message asking if I could help someone find copies of Mike Buesseler’s old polymer VHS videos. They haven’t been in production for MANY years and have become impossible to find. I have felt for a long time that it was a crime to just let all Mike’s amazing talent and teaching ability fade into the past. The new generation of polymer clay users would never know what they were missing !!!

I sort of took it upon myself to find out who holds the copyright to the videos now. After much Googling and asking around the polymer clay community, it turned out that person was Tory Hughes. 😀 After some emails back and forth, it was decided to take the old videos and create digital copies that could easily be distributed.  Next was trying to find a place to host the videos. I tried a couple file sharing websites, but that was not working. Luckily the IPCA (International Polymer Clay Association) stepped up and was able to use their verified YouTube account to upload the huge video files. They videos are FREE for everyone to enjoy. They will always be free of charge.

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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 🙂

Great List of Faux Links

The links aren’t faux, just the techniques 🙂

http://craftstew.com/polymer-clay/faux-polymer-clay-techniques

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