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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Morning Refuge, 2009 Polymer clay, wire, thread, card stock 7.75”H x 12.5”W x 5.25” D Both Jeff and I are exhibiting work at SOFA:Chicago this week. Pictured above is one of two teapots being shown by Del Mano Gallery. I asked Jeff to tell me a little about these pieces.