Polymer in the Press

Polymer in the Press
Maggie Maggio and Leslie Blackford Lake in Colorado, 2006, pendant, approx 4″h x 2″w

The current issue of Ornament Magazine carries an article entitled Celebrating Polymer. For history buffs, this article includes

an excellent bibliography as well as a timeline which extends as far back as 1987.  The Maggio/Blackford pendant pictured above is just one of many marvelous images shown on the timeline.  The editor writes:

“Ornament is in the midst of publishing a series of articles on Polymer, highlighting those who have been influential in bringing this multifaceted material to the forefront of craft.  These articles will lead to an unprecedented exhibition at the Racine Art Museum (RAM) in October: Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads. Putting this collection together has been years in the making and incredible efforts have been expended to position polymer with other exceptional craft at the museum level.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, RAM is sponsoring a symposium on the opening weekend.  Entitled, Polymer:The Journey to New Terrain, the symposium will take place Friday, October 21 through  Sunday October 23, 2011.  Detailed information about the symposium as well as registration forms  will be posted shortly on RAM’s Terra Nova website page.  As soon as that material is available, look for an announcement here on Polymer Art Archive.

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