Note: I first reviewed this book in February, 2010 but it is currently unavailable except for 3rd party sellers. It's a great book and I've seen it listed at over $100. That inflated price says it's in high demand....but I wouldn't pay more than $30 for it. It's an attractive, but small book (74 pages, about 9"x9"). Search Amazon and other book sites for sellers with a more realistic price!
It's a small book (only 74 pages) but beautifully photographed and nicely spiral bound (hardcover) so pages lay flat when open. It's also a very popular book and Amazon is sold out of copies quite often. When you see a copy available, grab it!
Using its easy-to-follow instructions, readers will learn how to create realistic orchids, plumeria, hibiscus, gerbera daisies, and other flowers as well as charming themed pieces for special occasions. With gorgeous color photos and informative illustraions throughout, Clay Art for All Seasons guides readers step-by-step through the creative process, enabling them to enjoy the everlasting beauty of this delicate and highly decorative art form.
If you already have the book....or just find it's sold out everywhere....you might want to pick up the author's second book titled Clay Art for Special Occasions. Just released in Nov. 2009, I haven't got my hands on this one yet! It sounds like it may be an update of the information already covered in Clay Art for All Seasons. The publisher's description says it contains instructions for: "a wide range of gorgeous flowers from plumeria to hibiscus, floral arrangements, leis and decorations for gift boxes, seasonal ornaments". To me, this sounds very similar to description of the first book.
If anyone has a copy of either of these books, we'd all appreciate it if you would comment here and give us your opinion!