Polymer clays are a new type of medium that can be
used by almost any budding home sculptor to create a
variety of objects from vessels to jewelry to picture
frames. Unlike conventional clays, which require high
temperature kilns and fairly sophisticated techniques
to cure and decorate, polymer clays can be baked and
"cured" in a home oven (or a toaster oven)
in a few minutes.
Donna Kato has worked with polymer clays for some time
and in these four videos provides a thorough introduction
to the characteristics, their uses, and the techniques
by which the clays can be transformed into decorative
objects. Her teaching method is very much hands-on,
with numerous examples of common tools such as kitchen
knives and rollers to work the clay.
The videos have been professionally produced so that
sound quality and camera work are to high standards.
The novice artist should be able to pick up a considerable
amount of information from two or three viewings of
These tapes should have a ready response in public
library collections, particularly those with emphasis
on "how-to" materials in the decorative arts.