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The Story of Treaty Oak–a little background from Polymer Clay Gemstones, The Art of Deception

I love history–especially the history of the places I live. More accurately, I love knowing the stories–and if they are actually based on history, well, so much the better; but give me a choice between cold facts and a good yarn, there’s no contest: I’m for the yarn.

And stories are like fractal spirals–they take off from . . . → Read More: The Story of Treaty Oak–a little background from Polymer Clay Gemstones, The Art of Deception

New authors delighted

to be here on this lovely site. let the . . . → Read More: New authors delighted

Available NOW: Polymer Clay Gemstones–The Art of Deception

Polymer Clay Gemstones—The Art of Deception
By Kim Schlinke and Randee M. Ketzel
ISBN 978-0-9800312-9-4

This is not your ordinary how-to book! Austin TX based authors and polymer clay artists Kim Schlinke and Randee M. Ketzel artfully mix a clever mystery with 20 how-to projects that show step-by step photographs and instructions to create your . . . → Read More: Available NOW: Polymer Clay Gemstones–The Art of Deception

New Releases, Coming Right Up!

Polymer Clay Gemstones--The art of Deception

Its no accident that the two newest books from PolyMarket Press feature artistry from  Austin; a veritable hotbed of creative cool in the wild and woolly state of Texas. Maybe it’s the heat down there that grow’s em that way, but I have the pleasure of knowing some incredibly talented people that reside in the Lone . . . → Read More: New Releases, Coming Right Up!

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Reconstructing the Past 2013 A Collective Memoir

Night: A Photo-Novella

Polymer Clay Gemstones: The Art of Deception

Shibori: From Textiles to Polymer Clay

Making Faces, Molds & Forms

A Deluxe Heirloom Paper Doll Collection

We’re tending . . . → Read More: This Year’s Crop

New Books Coming in 2013

Shibori: From Textiles to Polymer Clay

There’s lots of work going on right now behind the scenes at PolyMarket Press.

There are several new books underway, including  polymer clay books by authors Debbie Jackson, Randee Ketzel and Kim Schlinke, a photo-novella of the turbulent 1990′s by Ricardo Acevedo, and new books on paper dolls, and making dolls and miniatures by me.

Fasten your seatbelts; . . . → Read More: New Books Coming in 2013

Coming Right Up!

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As always, there’s so much going on here with projects that are in the works already and in the planning stages as well. Part of being a long term thinker is knowing that some things take a long time to come about, and that can be  a good thing if you remember to be patient and . . . → Read More: Coming Right Up!

Do That Homework!

Making Faces, Forms and Masks

and also turn it in–that’s what I tell my students, the people I tutor, my kids–other people’s kids–and I take my own advice.  Don’t just be a wild child–do your homework first! I do it, and I turn it in on time. My husband is very amused by the fact that I often manage to sell . . . → Read More: Do That Homework!

Upcoming Books In 2011

a silicone mold with the original polymer clay face and other faces made from the mold

Making Faces, Molds and Forms is the next book PolyMarket Press is preparing for release in 2011. It is a companion piece to 2010′s A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks that will showcase how to sculpt original faces in polymer clay, and make 2 part silicone rubber molds for use in making MORE faces!

Readers will . . . → Read More: Upcoming Books In 2011

Making Miniatures

miniature dresser set made with polymer clay

In addition to books and other collectible items such as cards and paper dolls, PolyMarket Press offers how-to projects in downloadable .pdf format for purchase.

In the first of these, you can learn how to use polymer clay, some beads and simple tools with glue and rubber stamps to create a set of items to grace a . . . → Read More: Making Miniatures