The National Guild has posted pictures of the winners in its recent juried exhibit. While it takes a bit of clicking to see it all, it’s worth the exercise. Study the large version of this polymer clay bowl by Karin Noyes and you’ll see a wonderful brook trout cane.

And Varda Levram-Ellisman gives the humble lentil bead new vitality with these carefully embellished versions which remind me of Austrailian aboriginal dreamtime art.


  • reply Melanie West ,

    I got a chance to see Karen’s work up close at Craft Boston – truly stunning! Her cane work is a delight for the eyes.

    Congratulations to all the winners of the P&P ’07!!

    • reply Mandy ,

      gorgeous swirl beads! I love them…they are so perfectly made! I’m really sorry there’s no website with much more work…says my greedy eyes!

      • reply Trina Williams ,

        Varda is a member of my “other” guild, San Diego and does wonderful work. It is great to see her recognized.

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