Polymer SNAGed

Ford/Forlano neckpiece detail

Here's another sign that polymer continues to gain prominence in the established craft arena.

SNAG, the Society of North American Goldsmiths, has just published a new promotional brochure.  Of the nine works pictured in this publication, two are polymer.  The detail of a Ford/Forlano neckpiece is top and center on the cover. My own bracelet is pictured on the Professional Benefits page.

SNAG is the premier association for jewelry, design and metalsmithing. An international educational nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, SNAG supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths. Those efforts include an annual professional conference, regular exhibitions, a scholarship program as well as the publication of Metalsmith magazine and a regular members' newsletter. Their vibrant website provides links to extensive listings of resources, a members' discussion forum, and professional guidelines on more than 20 topics of importance to working professionals.  SNAG sponsors lectures at SOFA: Chicago and SOFA:NY each year. SNAG members also has an active presence on Flickr, and Crafthaus.

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.