Election Day News Break

Sandra McCaw, Persian Cuff, 2007, polymer, gold leaf

Today Sandra McCaw announced that she is also a candidate for the 2009 Niche Award.

Here’s what Sandra just wrote about her work:

“This bracelet epitomizes my obsession with pattern and fascination with color. In the past couple of years I’ve been playing with the changes that occur in canes when only one color in a 3 color palette is swapped out, i.e.-russet, olive, plum/russet, olive, teal. The resulting canes, though at a glance project different color moods, harmonize wonderfully when married in a single piece.”

Her brooch was also featured on the cover of the recent publication, ‘THE ART OF JEWELRY: polymer clay‘ by Katherine Aimone. Sandra’s website is filled with images of her masterful caned polymer jewelry.

Sandra McCaw, Snow Flower Brooch, 2005

2″ diameter, polymer, sterling silver

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