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Creative magnetism

A necklace laid flat, with its cording positioned in elegant, artful curves was Helen Breil’s inspiration for this magnetic lariat. “Could you maintain that elegant composition as you wore the piece?” she wondered. Thin magnets positioned behind the two metal-backed components help the wearer vary the positions and come up with many ways to artfully arrange the lariat.  The cording stays […] Read more

Polymer superheroes

The superheroes on Sandra Arteaga’s site will protect you today. That’s Vegetable Man, Wonder Repipi, and Superskeptical. This Barcelona artist’s polymer and mixed media art dolls range from charming to creepy to dark and deviant. You can’t help but be impressed by Sandra’s work and her wild imagination. Go dip into her strange world on […] Read more

Complex geometry

Simple geometry like Bonnie Bishoff’s can quickly move off course, take a turn and end up in the woods of Kentucky with Leslie Blackford. Leslie loves snakes and she doesn’t see this necklace of polymer links as alarming at all. Her idea of geometry and nature may differ from yours and mine. (I snapped this […] Read more

Will Elvis appear at 6:00pm EST?

A few more hours remain for voting for the Polymer Prison Project grant on Crafthaus. No registration necessary! Don’t despair, we’re close!  (The voting figures are slow to reflect the changes but your vote counts!) CLICK TO VOTE Leslie Blackford is donating one fabulous Elvis to make this more exciting. Leave a comment on this post […] Read more

Souvenir polymer

My traditional souvenirs from polymer events are snapshots of treasure chests. It’s a treat to share with you what artists are wearing. In this case the Racine Symposium participants wore a mix of new and vintage works. Tracy Holmes wearing a vintage Marie Segal knitted polymer stocking cap. Annie Pennington in her latest copper and […] Read more

Your vote counts

I need your vote! Every Fall, Crafthaus awards a micro project grant and my application is in the running. Prison Polymer: Art as a Lifeline Back to the Community is a project I’d like to nudge forward. This summer Leslie Blackford and Tammy Dye taught one class in Ohio prisons, Maggie Maggio and I taught another. […] Read more

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