NPCG Winners

The national guild's second juried exhibit is now on view on their web site. Julia Sober took top awards in both the personal embellishments and the best of show categories.

Since it's a bit tricky to find the pictures, here's the list of links to the Progress and Possibilities exhibit and its winners by category: Personal Embellishments, Figurative Sculpture, Non-figurative Sculpture, Containers, Dolls, Beads and Bead Sets, Alternative Use, Mixed Media, Best of Show.

Cynthia Toop's "Ginko" bracelet which placed third in the personal embellishments category is pictured here. Hope your weekend's a winner!

Multimedia

Be sure to look for the September issue of Art Jewelry Magazine. PCDaily gets a mention in the sidebar of an article by Ronna Weltman called "A Rarefied Medium: Polymer clay is now on the A-list for wearable art."

From an earlier Art Jewelry Magazine's "gallery" section, this description of Celie Fago's multimedia bracelet which is made of polymer clay, metal clay, acrylic paint, brass, and sterling silver. "Polymer clay and metal have a relationship of mutual benefit," Fago says. "Metal offers weight, both actual and aesthetic. Polymer clay adds richness of color." Good explanation.

Hollow Forms

I've looked for more information on Ai-ping Yeh who has been teaching her "closed form box" pin method for a couple of years. There's very little about her on the web. Perhaps students of hers can fill me in. Here are pictures from her June class in Philadelphia.

I learned from web bits and pieces that she "has worked in polymer clay for eight years, is a member of the South Bay Polymer Clay Guild and received a MA in jewelry design in 1991."

Her forms are intriguing with their depth, angles, curves, windows and holes…there's a lot happening in a little space. I'd like to know more. Glass Attic has a long description of Ai-ping's method that you might find helpful.

Yum-Yum

Did you see the new pictures on Lindly Haunani's site? Luscious colors, naturally, and all reflecting Lindly's Hawaiian heritage and her passion for food.

Several people wrote to tell me that Ford and Forlano had updated their site. It's coming up slowly and badly on my Mac….boo-hoo. Let's hope they get it up and running soon.

As I was rechecking links, I also see that we lost links for Karyn Kozak and Chris Bevins. Anyone know the story?

Sunshine

This "Sunrise Bowl" from Laura Timmins is a great way to end this hot week. It looks like she's constructed eight individual panels and then joined them at the seams and the base with extruded trim on the top edge. Very sunshine and flowers.

Be sure to look at the picture of Laura's show display and the clever way she illustrates her process (complete with handmade cording) as you scroll down that page. Have a cool weekend.

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