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Clay Art For All Seasons: A Guide To Soft Clay Art

This elegant craft book s stunning clay creations were inspired by the flowers of Hawaii and beyond. Using its easy-to-follow instructions, readers will learn how to create realistic orchids, plumeria, hibiscus, gerbera daisies, and other flowers as well as charming themed pieces for Easter, Halloween, Christmas, weddings, and other special occasions. Clay flowers make fantastic party favors, homemade holiday gifts, elegant centerpieces, or everlasting bouquets. With gorgeous color photos and informative illustraions throughout, Clay Art for All Seasons guides readers step-by-step through the creative process, enabling them to enjoy the everlasting beauty of this delicate and highly decorative art form.

Spiral-bound: 74 pages

Publisher: Island Heritage Publishing (December 28, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1597002569

ISBN-13: 978-1597002561

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 8.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Stunning art instruction from a gifted artist is how to describe this instructional and visually beautiful book. Yukiko Miyai is a brilliant artist who has written a most inclusive tome on how to use soft clay and transform it into spectacular flowers and floral arrangements.I first saw her on a recent episode of The Martha Stewart Show and she was displaying the incredible lifelike floral peices that she made using soft clay. In and of itself, soft clay is a great medium, but to be able to mold it and arrange it and ply it into bouquets of flowers bursting with colors is where the title of "artist" comes about. The arrangements she created looked real, and that's the beauty of knowing how to mold and shape this clay.To begin, getting a hold of a copy of this book required Herculean efforts. initially didn't have this, so I placed myself on the waiting list. In trying the local bookstore giants, I had to place my name on their waiting list as well. Fortunately, there was a brief window of availability from our friends here at , and I seized it, and the book, but it's become "unavailable" once again. Therefore my advice is when you see a copy anywhere, grab it! If all other avenues fail, you could try the Deco Art website, and purchase directly from the company.The book itself is hardcover with a spiral spine. The layout and look is soft and pastel, as are all the breathtaking arrangements. The photography is superb, detailed, and all shots are close-up. You will have a hard time realizing that what you're looking at, is what can be transformed from clay. The education you will receive begins.......

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