London street artist CityZenKane’s has added a new video to his arsenal. His ray gun video shows the making of his 3D street sculptures. CZK sculpts the basic form in polymer, casts it and then paints it or covers it with cane slices. He also works with polymer UV and neon effects on his street art.
I’ve been so wrapped up in vacationing and spring that I’ve neglected some of the edgier, more interesting developments in our community. Here are some of the recent polymer-related books you may find of interest as well.
European Clay Art is a 100-page catalog of the work of 45 artists in 16 countries.
- Steampunkery, an action-packed mad-scientist/polymer artist book of projects from Christi Friesen
- Confident Color, a new two-DVD set of polymer color tricks from Lindly Haunani
- Perfectly Paired, Patricia Kimle’s exploration of ways to cleverly combine polymer and metal clays.
- Jewelry Inspirations, Sherry Haab’s latest show and tell about trendy, delightful jewelry designs from a wide range of materials.
- Lisa Pavelka’s Complete Book of Polymer Clay, 244 pages of techniques and applications.
- Polymer Artists Showcase, a great collection of polymer designs from Tejae Floyde. You can thumb through it online.
- Synergy2 Exhibit Catalog, an 80-page memento of this year’s IPCA conference featuring work from artists worldwide.
- My current favorite non-polymer book is ChainStyle by Jane Dickerson. It’s a great reference for those of us who tend to be too matchy-matchy.