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The American Ceramic Society, publishers of Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, announces the release of the second edition of the Potter's Guide, a buyers guide for the ceramics art community. The new guide has been expanded and updated and provides the most complete source for locating ceramic materials, equipment, supplies and services from more than 400 companies throughout the U.S. and the world. A new feature of this year's guide is a coupon section with more than $200.00 in money-saving coupons. For further information call 614-794-5890 or email, or on the web at

Crizmac is pleased to offer their annual summer seminars for educators. The Celebration of Culture seminar invites you to experience Native American art and culture of the Southwest in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, July 6-13, 1999. The Passport to Discovery is the study of Mexican art and culture through vivid firsthand experience July 21-August 1, 1999. At the 1999 NAEA conference on March 25, a slide show presentation and video clips will allow those interested to learn more about the seminars (presented at 4:00 p.m. in the Chevy Chase room). Circle 347.

Shimpo Ceramics issues its new twenty-four page, four color catalog. The catalog features Shimpo's full product line of ConeArt Kilns and kiln accessories, potter's wheel and wheel accessories, pug mills, and banding wheels. The catalog also includes all new photography and copy as well as specification tables for each product. Circle 353.

Handy Art, by Rock Paint Distributing Corp. has recently added an acrylic Marbling Kit to its line of educational art products. Make swirling designs for book covers, gift wrap, stationery, picture frame mats, and clothing. Great for all ages and skill levels. Kit contains 4 oz. each of red, yellow, green, and blue non-toxic Handy Art Acrylic paint--enough concentrate to make fifteen quarts. Droppers and instructions included. Circle 352.

Prang[R] Washable Brush Pen Set is Water based and non-toxic. Prang Brush Pens are a combination watercolor brush and marker. These unique markers create a wide variety of drawing effects from a line to a broad brush stroke. Colors are bright, bold and won't bleed through paper. Eight color set. Circle 356.

American Art Clay Co., Inc. recently introduced Country Garden Paper Shapes. These new craft decorations can be used as flat or three-dimensional designs that can be laminated. Use them to decorate and personalize craft projects such as: handmade cards, decoupage, pictures, jewelry, gift wrap, lamp shades, trays, boxes and stationery. These various flower and butterfly patterns are available in twenty-four different designs, and eighteen individual designs. Packages include directions for creating three-dimensional paper decorations. …