Polymer Journeys, The Art & Craft of Polymer-2016 is the first in a series of Polymer Clay Journeys publications. The art and craft of polymer is a corner of the craft arts world that today spans or touches every craft form available. Applications have been developed so far beyond its humble beginnings as a child’s modelling clay – it is hard to believe polymer’s place as a high-quality art material was not the original intention of its creators. Recent accomplishments and trends in polymer art are now highlighted in the pages of this publication, offering recognition for and insight into many of the most masterful and important pieces spanning 2 years (2014 & 2015).
Polymer Journeys is a large format, soft cover book, 132 pages, filled with gallery style pages of art accompanied by the artist’s insights and observations. It also features sketches, studio photos, and images of the work in progress. More than just an art book for polymer enthusiasts, Polymer Journeys, The Art & Craft of Polymer-2016 gives a broader sense of what goes into designing and creating this kind of work and allows for a unique view across the globe of where polymer art is now and where it might be going.
The 108 artists selected for the book are highly skilled, creating art that is unique, inspirational, and representative of polymer artists across the globe. They include jewellery and other adornment, decor, wall art, illustration, sculpture, and miscellaneous forms. In other words, a slice of some of the best polymer art in all its forms!