Second Look – Marcia Palmer, Loretta Lam

Let’s catch up with a couple of artists that we haven’t heard from in a while. Niche Award winner Loretta Lam hasn’t had time to update her site so she sent PCDaily some of her most recent work for you to enjoy. Her polymer clay jewelry is in a NYC gallery and she’s been thrilled to hear local customers say, “Didn’t I see your work on Madison Avenue?”

Marcia Palmer has refined and expanded her ethnic looking ivories, chunky bracelets and stamped switchplates since we last visited her. She has a bold, decorative style comes through no matter what technique she uses or what item she embellishes. I subscribe to her “Home is where the art is” philosophy. Thanks to Ronna Weltman for reminding us to look Marcia up.

NOTE: In an attempt to improve those slow load times and ditch the nuisance hackers, I’ve moved PCDaily to a new host where a person answers the phone and the head geek is a polymer clay artist’s husband (thanks, Barbara). Got to purge the gremlins this Halloween. Have a gremlin-free weekend.

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  • reply Ronna Sarvas Weltman ,

    I guess I need to take a little trip to Madison Avenue (darn, I just looked it up and it’s a few thousand miles) to see more of Loretta’s astonishing work in the window of a chi-chi NYC gallery. Does that necklace just make your jaw drop, or what? Every Single Bead is a work of art, and their interplay kept me looking at it for the longest time — couldn’t tear myself away. Astonishing craftsmanship coupled with sophisticated, inspired design. This Niche Award winning artist keeps outdoing herself (since she’s in a category of one)

    And I think I need one of Marcia’s switchplates for my studio … Thanks for another inspirational day, Cynthia.

    • reply Barbara Forbes-Lyons ,

      Thanks for the business and thank you Elise for the recommendation. I wish you many long gremlin free years, Cynthia!

      Loretta’s work never fails to impress me and this new piece is no exception. Marcia excels with her faux ivory pieces and her finishing is sublime.

      • reply Judy ,

        Yay, Loretta! Her success in getting her work into a NYC gallery, helps us all move forward with the medium. You go, girl!

        And my daughter would love one of those switchplates. Very cool work, Marcia.

        • reply Loretta ,

          Thanks Cynthia and friends for the kind words. But ya know – the 2009 NICHE nominations must be out by now. So who’s ready to tell us all their good news???

          also really glad to see Marcia’s work. love that multicultural look!

          • reply Marcia ,

            You sure know how to make a gal’s day Cynthia! And it’s extra special being included in the same post as Loretta, an artist I admire.

            Thanks for the kind words everyone!

            • reply Julie Picarello ,

              Two of my favorite polymer peeps in one post…happy day! Loretta already knows how much I admire her work – her mix of colors, style and design are always a treat. And I’ve long been drawn to Marcia’s ethnic look…even more so lately with her snazzy bracelet sets. Congrats and best wishes to both!

              • reply Kate Clawson ,

                I love Marcias work, timeless, yet up to the moment chic. You sense a lot of time and history when looking at her pieces.

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