Year: 2009

Polymer Art’s Superhero: Meet Bruce Pepich

Posted in Interviews, Polymer Collection Project

Bruce W. Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum. I’ve witnessed Philippe de Montebello trying to weave his magic on a potential major donor to his Metropolitan Museum of New York. Philippe’s pitch, smooth and seductive, had a well rehearsed air to it. Across an antique dining room table in New Jersey, with works by Miró, de Chirico and Edvard Munch adorning the walls, he glided through a presentation that had obviously worked so effectively for him with countless other donors. Although the man’s skills were impressive, the hosts this evening didn’t sign over the

Masters’ Book on the Horizon

Posted in Publications

Before this tax year ends, please don't forget to make your contribution to the RAM Polymer Collection. Cynthia Toops, Dust If You Must, 2008 Lark Books is adding to its Masters series with a new title called Masters: Polymer Clay due out in late 2010.  Currently in production, this volume will celebrate masterful artistic innovation and imagination in the ever expanding field of artists who are drawn to the enormous creative potential of polymer. The collection, presenting approximately 40 artists, will bring together some of the best examples of early work in polymer, current art by well recognized artists, and

All About: Ravensdale 1998, The Art of Polymer Clay

Posted in Conferences

Elise asked me to lead a small team of volunteers to research and write about gatherings that influenced the development of polymer as an art medium. This is the third of these posts and we hope to follow up with more. Special thanks to Meredith Arnold who organized all these materials about Ravensdale 98.

Dietz and the Newark Museum Embrace Polymer

Posted in Interviews

This Pier Voulkos Neckpiece and 40 other polymer works were recently acquired into the Newark Museum's jewelry collection. When you’re born with the name Ulysses Grant Dietz, you just might have come into this world with a penchant for leadership. Luckily for the polymer jewelry community, Ulysses turned his attention not to military or political affairs, but to a life’s mission of preserving, protecting and defending his nation’s artistic heritage.

Polymer at SOFA:Chicago 2009

Posted in Exhibitons and Shows

Elise Winters and Ruth Snyderman Synderman-Works Gallery at SOFA:Chicago 2009 Visitors to SOFA:Chicago this year found polymer master works in the booths at both Snyderman-Works Gallery and Del Mano Gallery. Ruth Snyderman, owner of Snyderman-Works Gallery, was exhibiting 15 of my RUFFLE pieces along with a large group of work by Ford/Forlano.  Bruce Hoffman, director of the gallery, enjoyed modeling this substantial neckpiece by Steven and David. And my new Esprit Brooches were received with heart-warming enthusiam from buyers there.