The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques

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The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques

Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework

By Donna Kato; Vernon Ezell (Photographer)

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823099184, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2008

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.

About the Author
Donna is a well known polymer clay author, teacher and artist who worked in the medium for many years. Through the years, she has worked with virtually all the clays marketed in the United States. Donna is a regular guest on The Carol Duvall Show and has appeared frequently on Home Matters.