Helen Breil is an amazing polymer clay artisan whose work I have featured before. Her recent architectural Shapes collection is stunning and distinctive. She actually stumbled upon her shape making process when she started to play with the scraps of polymer clay leftover after cutting!
|Open Window Polymer Clay Pendant|
There are 5 design series in the book (shown below) each of which includes 4-6 projects making a total of 25 shapes for the books. She also includes variations. The instructions for the first project for an Open Window design is complete from start to finish. The remaining projects cover just the shape making part so the book is not repetitive. They are a good starting point to learning her shape making process with enormous potential beyond that for the creative souls out there.
The ebook promises to be thorough. Helen covers all sorts of details like polymer clay basics and includes instructions on surface techniques to really make the shapes shine! Her shape making process was also successfully tested by metal clay workers. A gallery of inspirational designs from a large bevy of polymer clay artisans using the shapes idea is at the end.
Just looking at her finished pieces is awe-inspiring! A wonderful resource for clay workers for sure! You can purchase the book through her website here.
I should also mention that Helen is a member of the Grand River Bead Society which I recently joined.
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