10 Polymer Works Among Niche Finalists

Louise Fischer Cozzi, Necklace Belt II, 2008

Niche Magazine has announced the finalists for their 2010 Niche Awards. In addition to 4 in the polymer category, 6 other polymer works are among this year's finalist.

Sandra McCaw and Loretta Lam have been nominated in the Fashion Jewelry category.

Louise Fischer Cozzi (above) and I have been nominated in the Sculpture-to-Wear division.

Jeff Dever received two nominations – one in home furnishings/teapots and another in fiber/baskets

Nominees in Polymer include myself, Melanie West, Loretta lam and Wiwat Kamolpornwijit.
See those images here

Award winners will be announced during the Buyers Market at a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 12

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