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Alberta's
Cole's
Heinz
Jamar/Mallory
Mold Catalog

This catalog has color pictures and price lists representing every Alberta's, Cole's, Heinz, and Jamar/Mallory mold that is available and that we carry. It consists of 65 pages. Please note that this catalog does not contain every mold we have available because Alberta's, Heinz and Jamar/Mallory split up their molds or sold their discontinued molds to different companies, including Starlite, Macky and Lakeland, all of which we carry.

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Order Cole's Molds Here

Order Heinz Molds Here

Order Jamar-Mallory Molds Here

$8.50
Clay Magic
and early TL Designs
Mold Catalog

This latest catalog from Clay Magic is made up solely of technique sheets currently available. As with the previous editions of Clay Magic Catalogs, this one does not have pictures of every Clay Magic mold available. The price list that is included does have every mold currently made by Clay Magic (we have the currently made as well as the discontinued molds that are still available on our web site). The catalog includes the latest updated retail mold price list. We carry also the discontinued molds of Clay Magic which are not in this catalog.

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$6.00
Dona's / Made-in-Fire
Mold Catalog

This catalog, printed in 2007, has color pictures and price lists representing every Dona's / Made-in-Fire mold that is available and that we carry. It consists of 149 pages of the bound catalog as well as flyers 266-300.

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$9.50
Duncan Classics
Mold Catalog

This catalog has color pictures and price lists representing the older design Duncan molds that are available and that we carry. It consists of 80 pages.

See also the Duncan / Scioto Mold Catalog for the remainder of Duncan molds available as well as part of the Scioto molds available.

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$8.50
Duncan / Scioto
Mold Catalog

This catalog has color pictures and price lists representing part of the Duncan and Scioto molds that are available and that we carry. It consists of 160 pages

See also the Duncan Classics Mold Catalog for the remainder of Duncan molds available.
See also the Scioto Classics Mold Catalog for the remainder of the Scioto molds available.

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$9.50
Scioto Classics
Mold Catalog

This catalog has color pictures and price lists representing the older designs of the Scioto molds that are available and that we carry. It consists of 100 pages.

See also the Duncan / Scioto Mold Catalog for the remainder of the Scioto molds available as well as part of the Duncan molds available.

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$9.50
IMD Mold Catalog

This is a catalog on a CD. It has all of the pictures and prices of all of the molds manufactured by IMD Molds. Just put the CD into your CD Drive on your computer and it will automatically open in a book-like format.

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$5.95
Lakeland
Mold Catalog

This catalog contains most of the Lakeland Molds and is their most current issue. It is made up of their fliers. Spiral bound,
35 color pgs and retail price list.

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$6.00
Books
Book Name Description Price /
Order
Air-Brushing Guide for Ceramics
by Ron Staples

Table of Contents

The amount of information, ideas and knowledge in this book will lead the serious student to develop many skills in air-brushing. Development of the ability to create the decorations shown in this book will enable a person to apply air-brush techniques in dozens of different ways. What you accomplish with an air-brush will depend upon your technical mastery of the air-brush. The reward of air-brush art on ceramics is well worth the practice and effort expended. It doesn't take an artist, just a little imagination, and a lot of practice to produce a masterpiece. The techniques featured in this book can be applied to all surfaces, not just ceramics. For a list of subjects, click on the Table of Contents on the left.

48 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $8.95
$4.95
The American Carousel
by Sally Ann Denno

Table of Contents

The American Carousel is a technique guide illustrating many of the finely detailed carousel animals featured in the Doc Holliday mold line. Doc Holliday has many large and small carousel animal molds available. There are 22 projects in this book. Sally Ann Denno guides you through each step in the painting of the various animals including different horses, a unicorn, a lion, elephants, a rabbit, a Christmas sleigh, a dragon, a polar bear and a giraffe.

48 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $9.95
$4.95
Beautiful Butterflies
by Dan Nelson

One of the most natural and beautifulshapes available for use in ceramic work is the butterfly. Found in a variety of shapes and sizes, butterflies offer the full range in the color spectrum for design using any media. Because of this natural beauty, you may paint them realistically or choose your own colors. Either way, results are interestingly colorful and offer endless variety.

This design book enables you to take advantage of this natural beauty and also employ your own imagination. A special how-to-do-it section starts with basic geometric designs and illustrates the step-by-step procedure to follow in painting or drawing butterflies freehand. Each of the butterflies have color suggestions to follow if you want them to appear similar to their natural colors.

16 pgs, illus. patterns

S.R.P. $5.95
$2.95
A Business in Dolls
by Rolf Ericson

Table of Contents

This book outlines the business aspects of setting up a profitable home-based studio teaching porcelain dollmaking. If you have an interest in porcelain dollmaking and in turning your interest into a profitable business this book may be for you. Discover the attraction of this fascinating hobby and craft field. Learn how to plan, start, build, promote, operate, and control your own home-based doll business. Find out about the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Read why hundreds of businesses have started in this field.

Rolf Ericson is CEO and owner of Seeley's and executive director of The Doll Artisans Guild.

93 pgs, illus.

S.R.P. $14.95
$7.95
More Business in Dolls
by Rolf Ericson

Table of Contents

More Business in Dolls provides the blue print for creating, operating and managing a successful porcelain doll studio. Author and enterpreneur, Rolf Ericson, shares the accomplishments, pitfalls and successes of several internationally recognized doll studio operators in this, his second book on the subject. More Business in Dolls not only builds on the ideas of Ericson's first highly acclaimed work, A Business in Dolls, it actually replaces early strategies with fresh, new ideas that are certain to provide doll studio operators with a map to success in the twenty-first centruy.

Rolf Ericson is CEO and owner of Seeley's and executive director of The Doll Artisans Guild.

78 pgs, illus.

S.R.P. $14.95
$7.95
Casting with Clay
by Michael Harbridge

Table of Contents

This is a comprehensive guide to pouring molds, maintaining slip and casting with clay. Color photos throughout and easy to follow instructions guide you through each step of casting molds, repairing molds, pressing clay into molds, reclaiming the casting slip (liquid clay), and testing and maintaining your slip.

Contributing authors include experts from mold makers such as Creative Paradise, Ponte Pinto Mold Co and J & J Mold Co. Also, the chapter on slip reclaiming and testing was provided by one of the major companies that produce slip making and pouring machines, Lehman Manufacturing. So the book is authoritative in its content and will help anyone starting out in ceramics.

14 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $4.95
$1.95
Ceramics with an Old World Flavor
by Carlena Candray

English/Español

Table of Contents

This book is unique in its scope because every article is a combination of ceramics and unusual materials used to create single pieces of art. In simple and concise terms, it provides basic "How to do it" guidance on the decorating method of every art form. Each article has been carefully selected to be used with different designs.

Este libro es único en su campo pues cada uno de los artículos son una combinación de cerámica y de los diferentes materiales usados para crear piezas singulares de arte. En términos simples y concisos, he dado instrucciones básicas de "How to Do It" en sus métodos de decoración. Cada artículo ha sido cuidadosamente seleccionado para ser usado con los diferentes diseños.

56 pgs, color illus., pullout patterns

S.R.P. $10.95
$4.95
How to Make Ceramic Clocks
by Dale Swant

If you are ready to create a ceramic clock you have already learned the versatility of hobby ceramics and know that the creative possibilities are almost endless. Nothing could attest to this more than the opportunity to produce a lovely ceramic clock for your home, friend or someone's office.

This book is not designed to be a painting technique book as you will use your imagination to decorate any of the clock shapes that are now available from the various mold companies. This is a nuts and bolts digest on how to accomplish the basics of clock making, understanding the tools necessary to use to achieve the task and what kinds of clock movements are available and why.

16 pgs, b/w illus.

S.R.P. $3.95
$1.95
Christmas Collectibles
by Debbie Goodacre,
Valerie Ward
and Michele Zulim

Table of Contents

This book shows you how to decorate various Duncan Christmas pieces using Duncan products. Look at the Table of Contents for a list of projects. The step-by-step directions are easy to follow and the photographs showcase the finished pieces in color.

47 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $7.95
$3.95
Country Classics
by Bill Thompson

Table of Contents

That special feeling of the great American country life is captured here in ceramics. It's ageless and complements any decor - the look for today and tomorrow! Bill Thompson has gathered and edited the best of country classics by the leading ceramists in America. Eighteen projects (see table of contents) are photographed in full color and the instructions are clear, complete, and easy to follow. Country Classics is a must for the ceramist's library of how-to books. It offers you many decorating and gift ideas and will provide years of ceramic enjoyment.

58 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $12.95
$4.95
Crafting on Ceramic Bisque
by David Taber

Table of Contents

Crafting on Ceramic Bisque provides a dozen techniques that will interest both ceramic and craft enthusiasts. Learn to create wonderful art by applying crafting products such as hot glue, fabric paint, foil, beads and fabric stiffener to an assortment of ceramic bisque. Add your own variations in terms of color and form to create personalized ceramic pieces you'll treasure for years to come.

33 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $6.95
$3.95
Heirloom Porcelain Dollmaking
for Modern Dolls

by Elta Lee Johnson

Table of Contents

This is a book for the dollmaker who is in search of the "whys" in porcelain dollmaking and not just the "how-tos". It is the ultimate source for the problem-solving dollmaker. This book begins with the history of porcelain and goes on to cover slips, molds, casting, kilns, bisque, china paints, brushes, painting techniques and assembly. I concludes with a detailed glossary. Along with illustrations and photographs which reinforce Elta Lee's instructions, this text also features many full-color photographs of completed dolls that represent a variety of porcelain dollmaking techniques.

41 pgs

S.R.P. $13.95
$6.95
Indian Art Designs
by Jeanne Pickett

This book has no text. Rather, it is made up of authentic line art drawings found on actual objects common to Indians of the American Southwest. These line drawings may be traced or copied onto bisque or wood to be painted. Indications are made on the drawings where stones were placed in the actual objects.

32 pgs, illus. patterns

S.R.P. $6.95
$2.95
Indian Carving
by Art Tequaecshe

Art Tequaecshe teaches you how to carve various Indian designs and symbols on ceramic pieces. He includes a multitude of Indian patterns that you can use. He explains what the various symbols mean and takes you step-by-step through the carving process.

48 pgs, color illus., patterns

S.R.P. $7.95
$4.95
The Joys of Porcelain
by Helen Schaeffer

Table of Contents

This book will introduce you to lovely, translucent porcelain ware and teach you the correct way to cast, clean, decorate and fire. Clear, concise step-by-step instructions will guide you through each exciting project - and every project is accompanied by full-color photos and, when required, full-size tracing patterns. The projects cover a range of techniques from the very simple to the more complex and from those using underglaze colors to ones which explain how to china paint features on a porcelain doll.

56 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $13.95
$4.95
Judging Dolls
by Mildred Seeley

Learn how to judge from the renowned antique doll collector, author, and expert Mildred Seeley. Mildred discusses everything you'll need to know about judging dolls at exhibitions as well as for your personal collection.
    Here's just a sampling of what you'l get:
  • Buying dolls at auctions
  • What it takes to be a blue ribbon winner
  • How to judge antique, reproduction, and artist dolls
  • Selecting dolls for investment
  • Apraising dolls
Judging Dolls is Mildred's labor of love compiled through her years of research and experience. Her unique judging theory, the "Seeley Educational Doll Judging System", is presented in an easy-to-read format complete with doll judging forms, judging exercises, and examples of how to run your own doll judging event. Also included are many exquisite color photos from Mildred's world renowned antique doll collection.

166 pgs, color photos.

S.R.P. $31.95
$15.95
Magical Mushrooms
by Jean Streinz
and Dan Nelson

This book has many popular mushroom shapes as well as some that are unusual. By no means a complete book of mushrooms, the design patterns in this book provide you with an endless variety of colorful possibilities. You may use them as single subjects in your projects or employ some of the complete scene designs for an entire piece.

20 pgs, illus. patterns

S.R.P. $4.00
$1.95
Magnets
by Dona Snipes

Table of Contents

The popularity of magnets for use on refrigerator doors, file cabinets, and other metal surfaces, combined with the number of hobbyists who are making them to sell at mall shows and finishing them for gift boutiques, and those people who simply enjoy making a small gift for someone special, has prompted Dona Snipes to write this book. It is filled with painting techniques that can be applied to similar items of any size.

66 pgs, color illus.

S.R.P. $5.95
$2.95
Mold Making for
the Original Doll
The BlueFrogg Method

by Ralph & Mary Gonzales

Table of Contents

This book provides a hands-on step by step instruction in the secrets of mold making. Covers every aspect of this craft, from the simple two part mold to advanced techniques of the four part mold, mold reproduction, and modification of molds. Excellent, detailed, complete presentation. A valuable tool for both new and experienced doll artists. You may apply the techniques described in this book to make just about any type of ceramic mold, not just dolls. This book is a good companion to its sister book, Sculpting the Original Doll by the same authors.

192 pgs, 400 b/w photos, illus.

S.R.P. $24.95
$9.95
People + Service = Success
A Ceramic Business Guide

by Marian Wold & Jim White

Table of Contents

People Plus Service Equals Success is a basic business guide for running a successful ceramics dealership. The authors collectively bring 50 years of ceramic experiences to this text. Their successful partnership and Denver dealership, Wold's Classic Ceramics, has been operating since 1977. Learn their secret for success.

Here's just a sample of what is covered:
Creating sales, be competitive without discounting, how to give good customer service, costing greenware and supplies profitably, which and how many molds to buy, attracting new hobbyists, getting teacher certified, teaching the product not the project, what it takes to get business loans, making a move to a new location, capitalizing on the sales areas in your store, and much more.

56 pgs, illus.

S.R.P. $11.95
$4.95
Porcelain Dollmaking ABC
by Clarice Aldridge

Table of Contents

This book, written by award winning doll artist, Clarice Aldridge, takes you step-by-step from start to finish of a porcelain doll. On the way, you learn all the basics and the finer points. You will also find out some of the fascinating history of porcelain dolls from their beginnings more than a century ago, and can study some of the all-time favorite German and French dolls that fetch very high prices from the collectors today.

44 pgs, illus.

S.R.P. $13.95
$6.95
Porcelana Elaboración
de Muñecos

Debra Anderson y Peter Bell

Tabla de Contenido

(This book is in Spanish) (Este libro es en Español)

Este libro ha sido escrito para satisfacer las necesidades expresadas por nuestros amogos y clientes a través de E.E.U.U., y del mundo. Nuestro anterior libro sobre el tema, Reprocucción de Muñecos Antiguos, vendió miles de copias y fue extremadamente bien recibido, pero ya está fuera de circulación. La Elaboración de Muñecos de Porcelana, actualiza nuestro anterior libro e incorpora otras maneras. Incorpora un método paso a paso, utilizando muchas fotografías que muestran una gran variedad de temas en la elaboración de muñecos. Es perfecto tanto para estudiantes principiantes como intermedios, y proporcionará una referencia inmediata para el elaborador de nuñecos con experiencia. Es la culminación de años de experiencia en el negocio de suministros para nuñecos. La Elaboración de Muñecos de Porcelana, proporciona una buena base para los elaboradores de muñecos que desean perfeccionar sus habilidades en la producción de nuñecos tanto antiguos como modernos.

38 pgs, color

S.R.P. $13.95
$3.95
Fun Sculpture
by Mary McCarty

Mary McCarty teaches you how to sculpt charicatures of people. Caricatures make a wonderful introduction to modelling the human figure. Because caricatures are exaggerations of life, you don't have to be so concerned with the exact proportions of the human figure. The exaggeration and cartoon quality of the little figures is really what makes creating them so much fun.

Mary starts off by describing how to sculpt all of the body parts. Then she follows with step-by-step individual projects demonstrating sculpting techniques.
The projects include:
  • The Swiss Mountain Climber
  • The Musician
  • Nap Time
  • The Gossips
       (featured on the front cover)
  • Saturday Night Bath
  • The Pirate
  • The Haircut
  • Lunch with Friends
  • California Santa
  • The Old Washer Woman
  • Whistling Sam Sheriff
  • 48 pgs, color photos

    S.R.P. $5.95
    $2.95
    Sculpting Little People
    Volume I - Grandma & Grandpa

    by Faith Wick
    and Rolf Ericson

    Table of Contents

    This is Faith Wick's guide to basic sculpting techniques of people. In particular, this volume covers making a grandma and grandpa. There are two main sections in this book. The first one deals with the techniques of sculpting the heads, hands and boots. The second one shows how to paint the sculptures to add life to them.

    49 pgs, illus.

    S.R.P. $7.95
    $3.95
    Sculpting Little People
    Volume II - The Younger Generations

    by Faith Wick
    and Rolf Ericson

    Table of Contents

    This is a continuation of Faith Wick's guide to basic sculpting techniques of people. In particular, this volume covers sculpting babies, children and young adults. By sculpting many heads you will add to your overall knowledge of how faces individualize the sculptures. This book also goes into more detail on china painting. This volume also covers how to make molds, an important issue which was not covered in volume I.

    80 pgs, illus.

    S.R.P. $10.95
    $4.95
    Sculpting the Original Doll
    The BlueFrogg Method

    by Ralph & Mary Gonzales

    Table of Contents

    This book provides a hands-on sculpting process in the classic European method of doll making. The book directs you through the process from raw clay to mold-ready sculptures. It tells you how to develop eyes, nose, mouth and ears and presents an expanded treatment of hands and feet using a new step-by-step foolproof formula. It also discusses alternative sculpting materials, marketing and resources. This book is very sympathetic to the new artist and offers many suggestions for avoiding the common mistakes many new artists might make. This is one of the largest books we have on doll making. This book is a good companion to its sister book, Mold Making for the Original Doll by the same authors.

    192 pgs, 400 b/w photos, illus.

    S.R.P. $24.95
    $9.95
    Selecting, Firing
    & Maintaining
    an Electric Kiln

    by Michael Harbridge

    Table of Contents

    If you are thinking about buying a kiln or already have one and want to know how to operate it, this is the book for you. It is a small book, being only 14 pages long, but it covers everything you need to know in the selection of a kiln, how to fire various ceramic items, and how to keep your kiln properly adjusted and maintained. A list of kiln manufacturers is included, though some are out of business or have different phone numbers. You can look up the current manufacturers' numbers on the web if you are interested.

    Note that you can get a 20% discount off the retail price of Evenheat, Good, and Paragon kilns from us. See our Kilns Page.

    14 pgs, color illus.

    S.R.P. $4.95
    $1.95
    Sign Here Please
    by Marie Mokma

    The patterns in this book are unusual and novel in their approach to decorating. In fact, they are versatile enough that they can be used on almost any subject matter and in any media. You can judge this book by its cover. It is a good example of the patterns contained therein.

    32 pgs, illus. patterns

    S.R.P. $4.00
    $1.95
    Stoneware Creations
    by Valerie Ward and Michele Zulim

    Table of Contents

    Stoneware Creations is a technique book featuring Duncan products, molds, colors, stoneware slip, Stoneware Tints and High-Fire Glazes. An easy but comprehensive introduction to the beauty and utility of nontoxic and dinnerware-safe stoneware. This book features step-by-step instructions for 12 different stoneware projects in four different categories - French Country, Simple Pleasures, Southwest and Contemporary. There are three projects in each category: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

    39 pgs, color illus.

    S.R.P. $9.95
    $4.95
    A Touch of Santa Fe
    by Shirley Phipps

    Table of Contents

    Shirley Phipps describes many techniques used to paint Southwestern ceramic pieces. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Shirley has the first-hand ability to accurately instruct you on the colors, patterns and designs used by the Indians of the Southwest.

    48 pgs, color illus.

    S.R.P. $8.95
    $4.95
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