Selling polymer clay art wholesale

Get busy and get smarter this Monday…

Three polymer clay artists who have never done a major wholesale show will be chosen to share a booth free of charge at the American Craft Retailers Expo in Las Vegas next April. They’ll be taking orders from a wide audience of buyers. The online entry deadline is October 31 (soon, soon, hurry).

Jump start your color knowledge by watching Maggie Maggio’s new 8-minute video on color. She has several tutorials available free on her site. See Maggie’s pins at the left. The link was sent by Jean Anderson.

News from "across the pond"

The British Polymer Clay Guild reports the outcome of their meeting with Fimo manufacturer, Eberhard Faber. The company has reformulated the clay to make it softer and to remove phthalates. The new clay is stronger and hardens at a lower temperature. Its consistency and elasticity are noticeably different. Big changes ahead.

England’s Sue Heaser has a new book out, Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay Techniques. Heaser is chair of the British Polymer Clay Guild and runs her own company, The Polymer Clay Pit, which is the largest supplier of polymer clay products in Europe. This is Sue’s eighth book and she demonstrates over 50 techniques in it.

Dittmar’s Show

Enjoy these pictures from the reception for "The Evolution of Psychepolymereganics," Meredith Dittmar’s one-woman show at Compound Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

If you want to know a bit about how Meredith works, read this article from an earlier Portland show. You’ll find information about this prolific artist all over the web including previous posts ( here and here) on PCDaily.

In conjunction with her artwork she works as an independent character designer and maintains her company, Corporatepig, through which she continues to create handmade characters called "My Guys." These 3D polymer clay doodles are quirky and lovable and she’s created over 10,000 of them since 1994.

The show runs until October 31. Here’s the catalog of work in the show. Thanks to River Wolfe for the link.

Jeff Dever Beyond Baskets

A look at great work is a fine way to start your week. New Jeff Dever pieces have been spotted on the del Mano Gallery site, part of their "Beyond the Basket" exhibit in Los Angeles.

In case you’re not familiar with his work, here are a couple of candid shots (try this and this) from last year’s Ravensdale conference.

Thanks to Grant Diffendaffer for bringing the new work to our attention.

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