SOFA:NY 2010

SOFA:NY 2010
Elise Winters, Garden Esprit Brooch, 2010 5.5"h x 5.5" w x 3"d polymer, acrylic, maple, brass

 

This past weekend at SOFA:NY, my new Esprit Brooches were exhibited for the first time on maple stands.  Brooch forms have always been my favorite.  I approach them as small scale sculpture.  After making these larger ruffle brooches I felt they should be on display when not in use. I love that the stand allows the brooch to float in space.

Also on view at Snyderman-Works Gallery were several of these new hole punch brooches by Ford/Forlano.
Read what they have to say about technique here and about the concept here.

 

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Three Bar Pins, 2010
Ford/Forlano, Three Bar Pins, 2010, polymer clay, sterling silver, 4 x 3/8 x 1/2″

Ford/Forlano, Three Bar Pins, 2010, polymer clay, sterling silver, 4 x 3/8 x 1/2″

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