Listen to your clay feel its magic and create! How does a formation of rock and minerals transform into a ceramic masterpiece? In this picture book guide, budding artists and enthusiasts will learn all about facts about clay, from its chemical makeup and formation to the hands-on... processes of molding, forming, heating, and glazing. Simple explanations and clear language allow readers to easily understand terminology, techniques, and the art form of ceramics. Fresh and vibrant collage-style illustrations aid the text, demonstrating the charm of one of Earth's most useful minerals. The Magic of Clay is an informative journey into the world of ceramics perfect for readers of all ages. Children, parents, and educators alike will marvel in this essential instructional tool, and walk away inspired to create their own artistic gems.Read more
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Adaluca is a clay artist and children's book author and illustrator. Her love for ceramics began as a child in her hometown of Lima, Peru, where she learned about the ancient art of pre-Inca cultures. Adaluca has been working with clay for fifteen years, and her pieces have been exhibited in galleries throughout the US. She has published five bilingual children's coloring books, six picture books, and two YA novels in Spanish. Her books have won more than a dozen international awards. Adaluca lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She works with clay almost every day. Visit her website at www.adalucia.net.
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