The Book is Here!

The Handbook of Metal Clay: Textures and Forms, 2nd Ed.

The Handbook of Metal Clay:
Textures and Forms,
2nd Edition

The second, revised and expanded edition of my first book: The Handbook of Metal Clay: Textures and Forms has arrived. All pre-orders have been shipped. Please let me know if your book does not arrive within a reasonable time.

My books (and my clay) are now available for sale in The UK, Europe and Australia from the following sources:

I have been asked what the difference is between the new edition and the first one. First, I brought the book up to date in light of my additional experience teaching metal clay. Second, the first edition was written before base metal clay showed up on the market. In the second edition all the projects can be done with either silver or base metal clay, and instructions are given as to how to make each silver project in copper and bronze.

Third, about 10 projects were added (after 3 books I’ve learned how to take better advantage of the space), and also lots of photos of pieces that were inspired by the projects. Many thanks to all the people who sent me their beautiful photos.

For those who are not familiar with my first book, it is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Techniques are taught through projects. It is recommended to read it in the order in which it’s written, as new projects rely on previous ones. It is written to resemble the hand-on experience in the classroom.

And finally, the book is brand-free. The projects can be done with any brand or type of clay.

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