M.A.D. for Polymer

City Zen Cane (aka Ford/Forlano), Flat Necklace, detail, 1991

Ursula Newman, jewelry curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, selected five pieces of jewelry from The Collection for the museum's permanent collection. Two steps were necessary to formalize her decision, and the first occurred yesterday when the curatorial staff put their stamp of approval on Ursula's selection. The museum's full acquisition committee will meet in September to validate the decision.

Above you see a detail of one of pieces chosen. The other works include

Victoria Hughes' Armillary Neckpiece,1992

Cynthia Toops' Billy by the Riverbank necklace,1995

Pier Voulkos' early caned Neckpiece, 1989, and

Elise Winters' Woodland Ruffle Cuff, 2008

Each of these works has been written about in previous posts.

I cannot remember a time in my life that I wasn't interested in looking at art, talking about art and the making of art. In 1990 I earned a Phd in art history at the University of Maryland. My first experiences with polymer clay were in 1992, but I consider my real work with the medium to date from 1999.