Links

My main website which includes photography and other jewelry – www.annbrooks.com

Polymer Resources

Polymer Clay Daily – almost daily blog featuring new polymer artists and new work. Polymer Clay Tutor – videos demonstrating techniques and reviewing products.           Munro Crafts – good source for polymer products at good prices for quantities.             The Polymer Arts – quarterly magazine for professional & aspiring polymer clay artists.

Polymer Basic Technique Tutorials (more to come)

Basic Skinner Blend Techniques – well explained by the Polymer Clay Tutor

Jewelry Resources in General

Art Jewelry Forum – supporting the art jewelry field, collecting, Susan Cummings editor.       Rio Grande – for findings, precious metals, just about anything a jeweler would need.   How to photograph jewelry – twenty videos by Michael Seto, NYC jewelry photographer.

Polymer Artists

Polymer artists at whose feet I would gladly sit: Kathleen DustinJeffrey Lloyd DeverCynthia ToopsMelanie WestFord/Forlano

Books & Publications

Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads  beautiful book of top polymer master artists’ work and excellent history of growth of this postmodern material into a mature art form.  The Polymer Clay Techniques Book an oldie, but goodie – for beginners basics and more.  The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques good on basics and excellent intro to caning.

Magazines I read: OrnamentThe Polymer ArtsMetalsmith, American Craft

Galleries & Museums

Velvet da Vinci  San Francisco’s go-to gallery for contemporary jewelry and sculpture.  Racine Art Museum a major permanent collection of polymer jewelry, beads, sculpture.

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