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New techniques and all new projects from the authors of the
million-selling Incredible Clay Book. Comes with eight blocks
of colorful polymer clay and a ton of terrific ideas. Projects include
Itty-Bitty Hardback Books, Incredible Sushi and make-your-own Snow
Globes. Bake your masterpieces to permanence in your home oven.
Sherri Haab is a best selling craft author with over 23 published books to her credit, with several selling over a million copies each. Award winning titles such as: The Incredible Clay Book (Klutz), The Art of Metal Clay, Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry, The Art of Resin Jewelry, Beaded Macramé Jewelry and Designer Style Jewelry (Watson Guptill). Publishing honoraries include Craftrends 2006 and 2007 Best General Craft Book Award, Publisher's Weekly Cuffie Award, and Oppenheim's Toy Portfolio Gold Award. She has recently released how-to DVDs on Metal Clay and Resin Jewelry (CCP videos). Television appearances include: The Carol Duvall Show (HGTV), Jewelry Making (DIY), Good Things Utah (ABC) and Beads, Baubles and Jewels (PBS).
About The Author
Haab is a certified metal clay instructor, leading numerous craft and jewelry making workshops internationally. Sherri has been a pioneer in the American Metal Clay revolution since 1996 when it was first introduced in the US. She is known for tracking trends in the craft industry and then educating consumers about how to use new products and techniques. Her own product, 'ITS', is one example of a new craft innovation. This product allows printed images to be applied to polymer, tile and metal clay. She now resides in Springville, Utah with her husband and three children.
About The Klutz
Klutz was incorporated in 1977 in Palo Alto, California, by three friends from Stanford University. They began by selling sidewalk juggling lessons along with a trio of no-bounce bean bags. A week's effort earned the group $35. 'It was then we realized the sky was the limit.'
John Cassidy, the English major of the group, put the instructions in book form and titled it Juggling for the Complete Klutz. Darrell Lorentzen, the business major, wrote up the original business plan and the other partner, B.C. Rimbeaux, was assigned the task of getting a bank loan. Mr. Rimbeaux was a psychology major.
The first 3,000 books were distributed via bicycle and backpack, and sales grew from there. 'It really was a failed scam,' explains Cassidy, who remains the creative force of the company. 'Our dream was to do a book on juggling, sell a bazillion in a couple of days, buy an island and retire. It didn't work out. After a year of steady, unspectacular sales, we found ourselves staring down the barrel of a career.'
Today, how-to books from Klutz come packaged with the tools of their trade (from juggling cubes to face paints to yo-yos), and are designed for doing, not just reading. 'We think people learn best through their hands, nose, feet, mouth and ears. Then their eyes. So we design multi-sensory books,' Cassidy says. The appeal of this hands-on approach is borne out by sales figures; Klutz is a fixture on U.S. book and toy bestseller lists, and is available in 24 countries around the world.
Having expanded the offerings to include Klutz Toys, Klutz Kits, Klutz Buckets, Klutz Guides and, in 2001, an educational product line, Cassidy seems to have an unlimited supply of ideas. The inspiration? 'I marinate myself in children,' he says. 'Some years ago, I created a few. With the help of my wife' (Nancy Cassidy, the voice behind the gold-record-winning KidsSongs recordings).
In 2002, Scholastic Inc., the largest children's book publisher and distributor in the world, acquired Klutz. For those of you who collect corporate mission statements, here's the Klutz credo: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.
|Stuff and Tools||p. 6|
|Color Mixing||p. 7|
|How to Make a Mold||p. 8|
|Twisting and Braiding||p. 9|
|One-Ball Buddies||p. 10|
|Rain Forest||p. 14|
|Plant Box Buddies||p. 18|
|Snow Globes||p. 24|
|Popsicle Stick Puppets||p. 26|
|Shelf Fish||p. 28|
|Feet of Clay||p. 29|
|Fossilized Fun||p. 30|
|Critter Croquet||p. 32|
|Dollhouse Furniture||p. 34|
|More Dollhouse Furniture||p. 36|
|Sweets and Treats||p. 38|
|Invitations, Cards and Gift Tags||p. 44|
|Covered Boxes||p. 46|
|Macaroni Letter Beads||p. 47|
|Folk Art||p. 48|
|Clay Pictures||p. 50|
|Mask Hysteria||p. 54|
|Get Yourself Framed||p. 56|
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For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st December 2003
Publisher: Scholastic US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 23.1 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.7