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‘From Polymer to Art’ a review

Posted on November 25, 2010

I have now received my copy of ‘From Polymer to Art’. It is the first edition, a sneak preview before the sale launches in 2011. Each edition will have a colour theme, this first one being Red.

It feels and it looks nice. The paper is a good quality paper and the magazine has been set out beautifully, interspersed with the articles and tutorials are snippets of poems and pictures of things red. There is a page of photographs of different red flowers. In this preview edition the advertising pages are blank but I see there are plenty of spaces for advertising although not so much that it overwhelms the content as in some magazines.

There are 8 tutorials at a range of levels including these fab projects…

berry earrings1
Red berries tutorial by Oksana Volkova

Oksana’s work is new to me and I love these berries – so realistic – can’t wait to try it!!

Necklace Baroque Red & Gold
Baroque Necklace Tutorial by  Anja Overdijk

Anja is another artist I did not already know and I greatly enjoyed browsing through her flickr photos.

A Red shades Skinner blend necklace tutorial by  Cecilia Botton – Mabcrea. I can’t find a photo of this project but I like it, it is reasonably simple but very effective. I have been a fan of her work for sometime having discovered her beautiful creations on flickr

There is a tutorial on producing patterned clay sheets using alcohol inks and stencils from Jan Geisen, another new artist to me. It is an interesting project and she has included some different variations of finished jewellery pieces to get your creative juices well and truly flowing!

There are 2 tutorials from the fabulous Fabi . I have been following her blog for a while now (with the help of Google translate!) and if you haven’t seen it already you should definitely check it out!



So the big question – is it worth it? It is expensive but it is a good quality magazine with good content. It only comes out 4 times a year so it’s not a monthly expense. I will certainly be subscribing!

Thank you ladies for publishing a quality polymer clay dedicated magazine!


  1. Es todo precioso. Besos

  2. Thank you very much, we are happy that you like our magazine! The next one will be even better!!! have a nice weekend,
    kind regards, Saskia and Marjon

  3. It would seem not everyone agrees with me, have seen other reviews that felt it was lacking in content for the price. I can see their point but it still works for me

  4. Well, if everyone would agree, life would be so boring… 😉 We see their point, we do. We listen to every comment, wether it’s positive or negative. The magazine only gets better by listening to our readers!

    But… Don’t forget RED was the 0-number, a sneak issue! We’re already busy on BLUE and it will be full of new articles, lovely tutorials, nice interviews, etc, etc! So… for those who were dissapointed in RED, give BLUE a chance!

    PS don’t forget, dear readers, you can also contribute yourself with an article or tutorial!!!

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