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.

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