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.

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