Making your own polymer history

Elise Winters sent PCDaily this FAQ about October’s exhibit and activities at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. Elise clears up questions and tells the backstory behind this fall’s exciting debut of polymer work in museum collections.

A few recent PCD posts have skimmed polymer history. If you want a more in-depth look, you simply must visit the PolymerArtArchive site for a comprehensive look.

This Pier Voulkos early caned neckpiece from 1989 is part of the museum collection. Pier introduced polymer artists to the use of telephone wire in jewelry construction.

IPCA Retreat

A field trip to the RAM is an option during the July 13-16 international guild retreat at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Illinois outside Chicago.

At this retreat clay enthusiasts at every level come together in a relaxed learning atmosphere. The retreat is held in conjunction with the Metal Clay World Conference. Check out the events on Facebook and on the registration page.

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