On Hiatus, for the Best Reasons

Elise Winters, Ruffle Brooches, 2008, 3″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″

After the success of MIPCES almost twelve years ago, many of the artists understood the importance of becoming more recognizable to collectors, galleries and museums. Ever since, it has continued to be important for polymer artists to appear in highly visible venues. This kind of exposure furthers general awareness and understanding of polymer as an artistic medium. In the next month, work by Bonnie Bishof, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Kathleen Dustin, Ford/Forlano and Melanie West will be on view at SOFA: Chicago, November 6-9 and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, November 13-16. Since I, too, will be part of both exhibits, my studio work takes priority for now and new posts on this site may be delayed. Let’s meet back here mid-November.

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