Poetry and Polymer

Poetry and Polymer
Loretta Lam, Laughing Corn, 2009

Loretta Lam’s Neckpiece appeared in CraftForms 2009, the 15th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA from Dec 4, 2009 – Jan 23, 2010.  The exhibition which was curated by Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum included more than 100 works in all media.  Loretta comments about her piece:

“The piece is named for a poem by Carl Sandburg about harvest time. The references are all there – wheat and corn, seeds and berries, earthy colors and textures. My favorite time of year, all that bounty – the fruits of our labor. The piece is all polymer with a handmade copper clasp and measures 32″ and the largest bead is 4″ long.”

My own Citron Cascade Neckpiece also appeared in the exhibition.

Elise Winters, Citron Cascade Neckpiece, 2009
Elise Winters, Citron Cascade Neckpiece, 2009 from the permanent collection of MFA Boston


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