An accurate polymer picture…

As a guest blogger, I would like to direct your attention to an issue that affects the polymer community and to offer you the opportunity to have your opinion heard.

The manufacturers are grappling with many issues that center around reformulating polymer and bringing the best product to market. Your response to this comprehensive survey allows you to rank which issues are most important to you. With an accurate picture of our needs manufacturers may make products that suit us better.

Grab your favorite beverage and expect to invest 10 to 15 minutes of your time to answer 40 questions. The responses will be tallied and sent as one document to all the polymer manufacturers. Here’s the survey.

As a thank you for your efforts, you will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Terra Nova – Polymer Art at the Crossroads, released in conjunction with the opening of the Racine Art Museum’s exhibition. This special book has been signed by all the boundary-breakers! To enter the drawing, fill out the survey and comment on this post “I took the survey.” Then check next Monday to see if you won.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Carol Dotin, winner of this giveaway. Thanks to all who participated.

guest post from Lindly Haunani

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  • reply Barbara Rymarquis ,

    I took the suvey.

    • reply Eva Eriksen ,

      I took the survey :o)

      • reply Kathleen Wo ,

        I took the survey

        • reply Patty Rosencrantz ,

          Yes, I took the survey- very good survey too. Well thought out.

          • reply sarajane helm ,

            I took the survey

            and although I still use my aging stockpiles of fimo and premo, I only buy new kato polyclay and have done so for the last several years. In addition to the strength of kato polyclay, I appreciate their color line and their reliability–including reliably honest interactions with customers about changes. All three of these things are very important to me.

            Thanks for asking, Lindly!

            • reply ron zettlemoyer ,

              i took the survey

              • reply Heather B ,

                Survey Taken!

                • reply Marcia S. Morton ,

                  I took the survey.

                  • reply Leone ,

                    I took the survey

                    • reply Cara Jane ,

                      I took the survey.

                      • reply Shirley Dougan ,

                        I took the survey.
                        I found some questions a bit difficult to answer, for example, the question about magazines – I have never even heard of a lot of them because we don’t get them here in Australia.

                        • reply DiAnne Evans ,

                          I took the survey

                          • reply Chris ,

                            Took the survey.

                            • reply Alice Reid ,

                              I took the survey.

                              • reply C Haskins ,

                                I took the survey:)

                                • reply Ellen Prophater ,

                                  I took the survey.

                                  • reply Melody Hope Stein ,

                                    I took the survey.

                                    • reply Britta Lautenschlager ,

                                      I took the survey.

                                      • reply Emma ,

                                        Survey done, fantastic!

                                        • reply SubhaB ,

                                          I took the survey. Thanks!

                                          • reply e marshall ,

                                            I took the survey

                                            • reply Nora Pero ,

                                              I took the survey

                                              • reply Elaine ,

                                                I took the survey

                                                • reply Lynne Neiss ,

                                                  I took the survey

                                                  • reply terri ,

                                                    I took the survey.

                                                    • reply Angela Mabray ,

                                                      I took the survey.

                                                      • reply Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg ,

                                                        “I took the survey.”

                                                        • reply Diane McCauley ,

                                                          I took the survey. Was a Premo fan, but their arrogance in discontinuing basic artist colors in deference to “fashion” colors REALLY irritates me. Color studies and formulas that I have become interested in over the last few years are now wasted, except for the experience gained.

                                                          • reply Laurie Mika ,

                                                            I took the survey! (my answers are very strange! LOL)

                                                            • reply Carol Blackburn ,

                                                              ‘I took the survey’
                                                              but when I pressed the ‘send’ it said ‘not responding’. So I don’t know if it went! Fingers crossed it did. I’ve sent a note to the London poly group members to do the survey too.
                                                              Thanks Lindly.
                                                              C

                                                              • reply Beth Norman ,

                                                                Whew, that was a long and detailed survey. Thank you for the opportunity to win a fantastic book.

                                                                • reply Jayne Traeger-Bliss ,

                                                                  I took the survey.
                                                                  Thanks for the opportunity to comment!

                                                                  • reply Melanie Eskoff ,

                                                                    I took the survey! Thanks PCD.

                                                                    • reply Deborah Ross ,

                                                                      I took the survey.

                                                                      • reply Betsy ,

                                                                        I took the survey.

                                                                        • reply Helen Hughes ,

                                                                          I took the survey.

                                                                          • reply Julie eakes ,

                                                                            I took the survey.
                                                                            Consistency of the clay is my major concern for caning. I am considering switching from Kato to Fimo classic.
                                                                            Julie

                                                                            • reply Wendy Moore ,

                                                                              I took the survey. Some questions were tough. I had no idea there were all those publications and also have very little experience of other clays than Kato, Fimo, Premo and Sculpey. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to try and teach using one type and use another myself! It will be fascinating to know the results Lindly. Good on you.
                                                                              Wendy
                                                                              PS WE ARE GETTING VERY EXCITED!!!! Cynthia arrives on Friday!

                                                                              • reply Lindly Haunani ,

                                                                                Give Cynthia a huge hug from me. Many of the publications are specific to the United States- but often include polymer artists, projects and events.

                                                                              • reply Lisa Haney ,

                                                                                I took the survey.

                                                                                • reply Mechelle J. Fox ,

                                                                                  I took the survey. I hope the information helps the manufacturers realiee that we are serious artists using their materials.

                                                                                  • reply Mechelle J. Fox ,

                                                                                    I am also posting a link to the survey on my facebook business page via twitter.

                                                                                  • reply Wendy O ,

                                                                                    I took the survey.

                                                                                    • reply Jenny Patterson ,

                                                                                      I took the survey

                                                                                      • reply Chris ,

                                                                                        I took the survey.

                                                                                        • reply Caroline Hingsbergen ,

                                                                                          I took the survey!

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                                                                                            • reply Jutta ,

                                                                                              I took the survey.

                                                                                              • reply Howard Segal ,

                                                                                                I took the survey! 😉
                                                                                                From the very beginning, I have always enjoyed watching the “polymer clay world” grow. Not only the “ART and CRAFT” but all the people too!

                                                                                                The things you all think are important in this survey are really not what it is about. All these same “issues” were brought to Polyform during the development of CFC(Premo) back in the mid 90’s. And it was a total success!

                                                                                                *These are the only questions that are “required” to be answered.
                                                                                                *1. Which of the following terms bests describes you in regard to your usage of polymer clay?
                                                                                                *2. Please describe any money you earn with your work in polymer clay?
                                                                                                *3. How many years have you been working with polymer clay?
                                                                                                *14. Where, and from whom, do you purchase the majority of your polymer clay?
                                                                                                *15. Where else, and from whom, do you purchase polymer clay?
                                                                                                *17. Which brands of polymer clay to you use on a regular basis?

                                                                                                But it sure does feel good to think we are in on telling the manufacturer’s what we want! 😉
                                                                                                Sorry folks, it seems to me that this is just a demographic study on polymer clay for marketing purposes. ” IN MY HUMBLE OPINION” 🙂

                                                                                                • reply Susan O'Neill ,

                                                                                                  I took the survey 😀

                                                                                                  • reply Thelzeda Moore ,

                                                                                                    I I took the survey.

                                                                                                    • reply Tina Holden ,

                                                                                                      Took the survey 🙂

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