don’t need a kiln or any expensive equipment when you
work with air-dry clay; you don’t even need an oven!
Have fun making twenty different projects and discover how
versatile this medium can be.
I confess to usually working with oven-fix products like Fimo
or Sculpey when I fancy doing a spot of modeling. I had assumed
(erroneously) that air-drying clays were for children, a step
up from plasticine but not really suitable for adult projects.
Reading through this useful book soon showed me I was wrong!
For example you don’t need to buy it, you can make it,
and there are two recipes to try. You can color it, work with
it in much the same way as clay and make all kinds of things
with it. Learn how to look after it, work with it safely and
what tools you need to obtain (many you already own) and master
a few basic techniques. These include making simple coil and
pinch pots, roll out a neat flat slab, decorating, painting
and sealing your work. The rest of the book contains the twenty
projects, which all have easy to follow step-by-step instructions
with staged photographs. Make your own feather shaped gift
tags, decorate gift boxes and mirrors, design unique jewelry,
tealight holders, pots and ornaments. These are all fun, contemporary
items that are simple and quick to make for beginners and
serve as an introduction to this overlooked and surprisingly
If you cannot find a good range of air-drying clays locally
for a list of suppliers.