Winters’ ruffles and ribbons

Elise Winters is all polymer clay ruffles and ribbons! Why is she all dressed up? First, her PolymerArtArchives site got its bugs exterminated. Go visit and read the next installment of the history of our craft.

And second, her work will be represented at SOFA:Chicago. Having a dealer represent her in Chicago frees up her schedule for other shows and ventures. Celebration time!

You’ll find a few samples of Elise’s newest pieces on her site. Those flowing freeform spirals and ribbons that look so effortless are the result of heavy engineering and years of trial and error. They’re a marvel to study.

Congrats, Elise.

  • reply Susan Lomuto ,

    As a former long-time student and a forever fan, I miss being a small part of Elise’s engineering process. She often brought work-in-progress to class for feedback from her students as she tweaked and worked new pieces to perfection. I can’t emphasize enough the power of this teaching style for anyone who is serious about mastering their medium. Years later I still feel the positive effects of her generous sharing – of both technique and process. Congratulations Elise!

    • reply Hollie Mion ,

      I am a happy owner of one of her bracelets in this ribbon style. The shape, colors, and execution are wonderful! I’m glad to have it in my collection.

      • reply Trina Williams ,

        West Coast fan here. I’m glad the Archives are rolling again. At one time Mike and Joan wanted me to do a history for Polymer Cafe. I had written a short one for the now defunct Polyzine. My dilemma was editing down all the things that have happened over the years to this great medium. I am so happy that Elise is doing the job justice.

        • reply Charlene ("Cat") Therien ,

          Congratulations to Elise! That’s wonderful. What she does elevates our medium into the world of marvel and whimsy, but with a serious dedication to perfection. Elise’s work is a model to us all of what can be achieved with years of practice, practice, practice!

          • reply Melanie West ,

            Brava, Elise! Well done!

            I’m really glad the Archive is back up and running… a wonderful resource of info, insight, and inspiration.

            • reply Elise Winters ,

              Thanks to you all for he very kind words.

              • reply Mariane S. ,

                So many thanks to Elise for her work for polymer clay community, all over the world… I’m going to have a look immediatly of her newest creation on her website, and having more inspiration on PAA …
                A french admiration,
                Mariane S.

                • reply leelooboo ,

                  What a beautiful work ! It’s amazing !

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