Polymer Clay for Beginners introduces artists, art hobbyists, and polymer clay enthusiasts to the versatile, accessible polymer clay medium. Because polymer clay does not require the use of a kiln and needs only baking in the oven, it is an easy, approachable art form for even the most inexperienced artist to learn, as well as kids, families, teachers, and anyone else looking for a fun, boredom-busting hobby or craft.
Professional artist and owner of Cat Bear Express, Emily Chen, demonstrates how to make adorable animal figurines, flowers, cookies, cakes, beads, and more through easy step-by-step projects. Each project features colorful, styled photographs demonstrating how finished pieces can be used, displayed, and gifted. A comprehensive tools and materials section and detailed information on techniques, baking, and glazing guide artists in their quest to become polymer clay pros.
A modern approach to sculpture art, polymer clay is the perfect choice for beginners and crafting enthusiasts.
The Art Makers series is designed for beginning artists and arts-and-crafts enthusiasts who are interested in experiencing fun hands-on mediums, including embroidery and papier-mache.
New Jersey-based Emily Chen is a polymer clay artist, owner of Cat Bear Express, and author of Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations. Her work is inspired by everyday life, from food in the kitchen to the flowers in the garden. She is an advocate of lifelong learning and can often be found reading, learning, and experimenting with new techniques. Emily loves hearing from her readers, whether it’s answering questions about clay or sharing photos of inspired projects!