See Us At The International Quilt Festival In Houston!

blue and orange Spirit Doll with polymer clay face

Judith Skinner and I will be exhibiting and selling at the Houston International Quilt Festival again this year, and we’d love to meet more readers! I’ll be in booth #2052 under the “Creative Connections” title, and “Judith Skinner, Maker Of Fun Jewelry” will be right beside me in booth #2054, in the Embellishments section. Held in . . . → Read More: See Us At The International Quilt Festival In Houston!

A Colorful Polymer Clay Mask

a miniature polymer clay mask by Dorothy Greynolds

As I mentioned in yesterdays’s blog post, I’ve divvied up the mask photos into categories in order to help organize them on the pages of the upcoming A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks.

Today I worked on the “Colorful” section, and this is a wonderful representative by artist Dorothy Greynolds. She’s one of 150 whose work will be presented, . . . → Read More: A Colorful Polymer Clay Mask

Mystery Mask?

mystery mask--who made it?

I’ve divided up all 472 photographs of miniature polymer clay masks into  rough categories to make it easier to organize them onto the pages  of the upcoming book. I applied them as keywords to the photos in Adobe Bridge, and now I can quickly sort them. That way I can see how they fit together in groups; some . . . → Read More: Mystery Mask?

A Few More Polymer Clay Masks

My camera stopped focusing well after the last photoshoot when it fell off of the tripod mount and dropped about a foot onto the carpet.

However, I put it back on the dock, let it sit for a week or two and turned it on and off again a few times, and it seems to be working . . . → Read More: A Few More Polymer Clay Masks

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

So Many Masks!

A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks

Progress is coming along well on the next book to be released from PolyMarket Press! After months of taking photographs and hours of editing them every day, I’m now down to laying out the pages for  A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks.

Sculptor (and author of several of her own wonderful books) Katherine Dewey created the mask . . . → Read More: So Many Masks!

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

The #1 Title From PolyMarket Press

Adapting Quilt Patterns To Polymer Clay

PolyMarket Press began in 2005 as an alternative to releasing books through large  houses such as F&W Publications and Krause. With them I released Create A Polymer Clay Impression and Celebrations With Polymer Clay, and I learned tremendous amounts. I was thrilled when I signed my first contracts with them and am very  thankful for the . . . → Read More: The #1 Title From PolyMarket Press