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How to use polymer clays to sculpt models for drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1993 (v.10#10) pg. 10

Clay play. The basics of working with polymer clay. Includes instruction for marbling, sandwiches, polka dots and making canes.
BEAD & BUTTON #1 Feb 1994 pg. 16

Friendly faces. How to make complex Fimo canes that create lively faces. Details on making a large cane with only half the face to insure symmetry, step-by-step instructions for making an eye, and tips on correcting mistakes.
BEAD & BUTTON #2 Apr 1994 pg. 11

Tip on how to insure polymer clay layers are all sticking together before reducing polymer clay canes.
BEAD & BUTTON #11 Oct 1995 pg. 4

Frisky feline faces, a quick project in polymer clay, that can be used as pins or buttons. Also shows how to make unusual faces from cane scraps.
BEAD & BUTTON #12 Dec 1995 pg. 15

Translating Huichol seed bead art into polymer clay. An explanation of how to make bull's-eye canes and stack them into a design.
BEAD & BUTTON #22 Dec 1997 pg. 24

Bringing polymer clay canes to life. How to make a face cane by blending pigment with translucent clay.
BEAD & BUTTON #23 Feb 1998 pg. 30

Tips on buffing polymer clay.
BEAD & BUTTON #34 Dec 1999 pg. 8

How to work with Flo-Sculpt, an air-drying compound that you can use in a cake decorator to create scrolls and other motifs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1980 (v.58#1) pg. 32, 118

How to work with Polyfoam or Sculpey clays that can be fired in your home oven. Includes tip for making the head, hands, and feet of a doll.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1980 (v.58#1) pg. 33, 121

How to use powdered clay made especially for sun and air drying.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1973 (v.63#3) pg. 22

Create sculptures with Celluclay.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #76 Aug 1980 (v.7#4) pg. 20

A look at clays, doughs, and other modeling mediums. Covers firing clays, Sculpey, Polyform, Repla-Cotta, Mexican clay, oil clay, decorative clay. Includes recipes for Panama Bread Dough, Baker's Clay or Salt Dough, and Play Clay.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 17

An assortment of candleholders, figurines, a bowl, and jewelry to make from wood clay.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 (v.10#2) pg. 72, 103

Face canes, an intermediate polymer clay project. Details how to build up a cane from logs of varying colors so that a slice of the resulting cane looks like a face. Part 1. Making the features of the face.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1996 (v.50#7) pg. 164

Face canes. Part 2. Making the mouth and assembling the cane.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1996 (v.50#8) pg. 80

Make a "play clay" carrousel plaque, a mobile and a clothes rack. Recipe for the clay is included.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1985 (v.30#1) pg. 83, 104

Recipe for homemade clay that can be used for bead making or sculpture and can air dry or be baked in the oven.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #159 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 9

Tip on softening "Sculpey" with a hammer.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jan 1994 (v.24#1) pg. 97

Making a lace drapped bowl from slip trimmings. Part 1. Preparation of the plaster bat and hump mold for the bowl. Includes tips on reconstituting trimmings back into clay or pouring slip.
POPULAR CERAMICS #488 Mar 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 76

Making a lace drapped bowl from slip trimmings. Part 2. Making the lace-drapped bowl and glazing the bowl.
POPULAR CERAMICS #489 Apr 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 88

Creating with polymer clay. Basic details about the medium, canework techniques and how to make buttons.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #85 Winter 1990-91 (v.22#1) pg. 52

Tip on how to slice polymer clay.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 26