The official list of 2011 Niche Awards finalists has been posted. PCDaily pieced together our own list here, here and here in November. Pictures of the finalists have been added to the Niche site though it takes persistence to see them all.

We missed Jeff Dever’s entry (center) in our earlier announcement. He’s a finalist in the Sculpture to Wear category. Pictures of Judy Summers’ sculpture (left) and Wiwat Kamolpornwijit’s works (right) weren’t available when we broke the news.

Thanks to Elise Winters who directed us to the Niche site and noted that polymer clay artists were named in three of the five spots in the Fashion Jewelry category.

Have a winning weekend. I’m back home on Monday.

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  • reply Loretta ,

    It is a major validation of the high level of work being done by polymer artists that the awards are stacking up so quickly. When we were in France this fall at Corbieres Creatives – the women of Europe wondered why they didn’t have awards for craft excellence. It led me to really consider the long and important history of Craft in America. I hope we all celebrate our part in this valuable and very American tradition, especially at this time of year, by buying and giving handmade items as gifts. We need to promote our own team.
    OK enough of my rant – Congratulations to all the Niche nominees!

    • reply Marcia Morton ,

      How about Ann Kruglak’s clock – also a beautiful polymer clay piece.

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