Balombini: a Closer Look at Sculpting Color

Laura Balombini, Maybe Tomorrow: Pages from my Dreambook, 2009, detail
clay board with polymer relief, encaustics, oils, collage

This is one of nine pages from Laura's imaginary sketchbook installation in the Sculpting Color exhibition, currently on view at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton MA.

Laura writes:

“I found my way into the world of polymer having started as a traditional clay artist. I was seeking something more immediate and which required less equipment. Now I create stories – two-dimensional stories – with polymer as the relief element. Each panel is a page from an imaginary sketchbook bringing into view materials used and forgotten, colors loved then left behind, and stories briefly remembered that disappear before they can be written down or drawn – until the thought resurfaces in a painting somewhere in the future.”

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