ACC Baltimore: Then and Now

ACC Baltimore: Then and Now
Louise Fischer Cozzi, Necklace Belt ii, 2008 polymer, silver, 41″ long x 1½”w x 3/16″d

Looking back sure does give us some interesting perspective. Recently I ran across the 1992 Exhibitors Catalog for the American Craft Council’s annual show in Baltimore.  Only 3 polymer exhibitors were listed there: Martha Breen, City Zen Cane (aka Ford/Forlano) and Grove&Grove.  Although each of those exhibitors made jewelry, they were found under the mixed-media category, rather than jewelry.

This year at ACC Baltimore, you will be able to see the work of 10 polymer exhibitors – that’s a whopping 233% increase – oh how I love statistics!  The show runs February 24-26, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Visit these exhibitors and you will see lots more than just jewelry.  Look for wall sculpture, boxes and bowls, as well as furnishings and fashion accessories.

Rachel Carren
Louise Fischer Cozzi
Kathleen Dustin
Mary Filapek & Lou Ann Townsend:  Mary & Lou Ann
Susan Fleischer: Casual Elegance
Steve Ford and David Forlano: Ford/Forlano
Wiwat Kamolpornwijit: In-Boon
Karen Kozak
Loretta Lam
Karin Noyes: Yellow House Studio

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 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: