PolymerArtArchive Launches

Who first started using a pasta machine for sheeting polymer clay? What persuaded Nan Roche to write a book about Fimo? The answers are at your fingertips.

On this day of giving and sharing Elise Winters presents to you a new site, PolymerArtArchive.com, which she hopes will become an essential reference for the serious study of polymer art, a resource for curators and editors.

Years ago Elise realized the value of preserving the early history of polymer clay and she began collecting slides and other memorabilia that she thought might one day be valued by art historians.

“Many of those ‘polymer pioneers’ became dear friends, and I wanted to make sure that their names and achievements would get full recognition and respect as the artists who laid the foundation for our flourishing art form,” says Elise.

“The efforts I’ve made to set up and maintain this website are in reality a bit of payback to my wide, supportive circle of friends, colleagues, and fellow artists in the polymer clay community. If, through Polymer Art Archive, I can return to my community some of the benefits you have freely given to me, I’ll feel a highly satisfied woman.”

Enjoy this gift from Elise and your fellow artists. Use it to educate and sustain your work through the coming year. Have a happy holiday.

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  • reply Barb Fajardo ,

    What a truly phenomenal thing Elise has done by creating this blog. What a wonderful gift to enjoy this Christmas morning! But, there’s not a feed to subscribe to yet…

    • reply Barb Fajardo ,

      no feed for my google reader anyhow…I see that I can subscribe via bloglines.

      • reply Libby Mills ,

        What a fantastic resource! Thanks to Elise and everyone who is helping her.

        • reply Debbie Goodrow ,

          Thank you Thank you Thank you!

          I’ve always wanted to properly credit the pioneers of this art, but wasn’t always sure who to give credit to. This is an amazing and wonderful resource, and a place I can direct many students, too. A great idea, and a heartfelt thank you to Elise to having the foresight to keep these records. And the generosity to share them in such an organized fashion, too!

          • reply Bettina Welker ,

            thank you very much Elise for keeping record. What a great idea! I really enjoyed reading and learning.

            merry christmas
            Bettina

            • reply Trina Williams ,

              Hooray for Elise! She was a great resource when I wrote up a short history for the Polyzine about five or six years ago. Another place to send our newbie friends and students.

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