Ford/Forlano’s polymer clay show in a local gallery exhibited pieces with a painterly quality. I particularly enjoyed the way the show was displayed on a narrow strip of black running horizontally at eye level across a long span of white wall. Their brooches were displayed at intervals on the black band (see the picture).
Ford and Forlano also included a couple of larger sculptures in the show. The one at the left above is about 16 inches tall and one of the ovals (the large one) is a wearable pin that is held onto the sculpture magnetically. Pier Voulkos was the first polymer artist that I know of who integrated her jewelry into larger sculpture so that the pieces could either be worn or viewed as sculpture. A clever trick and most effective in this impressive show.
Ford/Forlano’s work is represented in the current show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston called, "Jewelry by Artists: The Daphne Farago Collection." Take a look at the slideshow of these wearable works of art.