What I saw in Julie

Ruth Anne Grove, Articulated Earrings, 1993

In 1994, Julie: Artisans’ Gallery was just about the only places you could see work by accomplished polymer jewelry artists.  When Julie Shafler Dale opened her gallery in 1973, it was the very first boutique dedicated to wearable art in America.  Ten years later, she wrote the first book on Art-to-Wear. And by 1994 her gallery was presenting the work of several polymer artists including Pier Voulkos, Michael and Ruth Anne Grove, Shellie Brooks and City Zen Cane. (top image courtesy of Jamey D. Allen from his book Five Artists – Five Directions in Polymer Clay, 1995

Ruth Anne Grove, Caned Necklace, 1993

Elise Winters is an art jewelry designer who has worked for the last ten years to promote polymer clay as a recognized medium for fine craft. Additional information can be found on the Mission page. You can see examples of her award-winning jewelry and learn more about her background at www.elisewinters.com Rachel Carren is an art historian and an artist who is devoted to recording polymer history, promoting polymer as a valued medium for fine craft and to the making of distinctive polymer jewelry. To learn more about her background and her unusual blend of skills see: www.rachelcarren.com