An accurate polymer picture…

As a guest blogger, I would like to direct your attention to an issue that affects the polymer community and to offer you the opportunity to have your opinion heard.

The manufacturers are grappling with many issues that center around reformulating polymer and bringing the best product to market. Your response to this comprehensive survey allows you to rank which issues are most important to you. With an accurate picture of our needs manufacturers may make products that suit us better.

Grab your favorite beverage and expect to invest 10 to 15 minutes of your time to answer 40 questions. The responses will be tallied and sent as one document to all the polymer manufacturers. Here’s the survey.

As a thank you for your efforts, you will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Terra Nova – Polymer Art at the Crossroads, released in conjunction with the opening of the Racine Art Museum’s exhibition. This special book has been signed by all the boundary-breakers! To enter the drawing, fill out the survey and comment on this post “I took the survey.” Then check next Monday to see if you won.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Carol Dotin, winner of this giveaway. Thanks to all who participated.

guest post from Lindly Haunani

  • reply Eva ,

    oooops the link doesn’t work!

    • reply Christine Damm ,

      I tried the link at 6:02 am and still doesn’t work. I will check back!

      • reply Sheila Willert ,

        I would love to take the survey, the link doesn’t work, sadly.

        • reply Mary Anne Loveless ,

          Me too. Couldn’t open the survey.

          • reply Julie Ann Smith ,

            I took the survey and would love to add this book to my collection! Thanks for this web site! It’s great inspiration for us beginners!!

            • reply Irati Ugarteburu ,

              • reply korokoropollon ,

                • reply Diane Lau ,

                  • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

                    Just checked in from the road and fixed the link. Please try again. Thanks


                    • reply Gail Snitkoff ,

                      I took the survey

                      • reply JeannieK ,

                        I took the survey

                        • reply Paige A. ,

                          I had no problems with the link. I took the survey and thought the questions were quite interesting. Maybe “certain brands” will listen about not messing with their primary colours!

                          • reply iris mishly ,

                            took it as well! thank you for giving us an opportunity to sent out our opinion! 🙂

                            • reply claire maunsell ,

                              I took the survey too….

                              • reply Rossana Malvani ,

                                I took the survey! Thanks!

                                • reply Loretta ,

                                  I took the survey!
                                  The most difficult question…how much clay do I buy each year??? I’ll have to check the books!

                                  • reply Leah Hagan ,

                                    I took the survey.

                                    • reply Jenn ,

                                      I took the (very thorough) survey.

                                      • reply Deborah franks ,

                                        I took the survey

                                        • reply mary ellen parker ,

                                          thank you for posting the correct link !
                                          I took the survey ! 😀
                                          I will be very interested in the results…
                                          and to see if anybody listens……
                                          m.e. 😉

                                          • reply Denise ,

                                            I took the survey!

                                            • reply Amy E Wallace ,

                                              I took the survey! It was great to talk about my experiences with clay. Can’t wait to see what happens.

                                              • reply Pauli ,

                                                I took the survey, and I’m happy to be able to expess my opinion this way!

                                                • reply Melanie Muir ,

                                                  I took the survey and thank you for organising such an important series of questions. As a professional designer working with Premo I feel it is vital they maintain their primary colours and not just concentrate on the hobby market. My answers reflect this.

                                                  • reply Julie ,

                                                    I took the survey! would love the book 🙂

                                                    • reply Vickie Turner ,

                                                      I took the survey. I really hope it helps. I’m tired of not knowing what I’m facing when I open a new package of clay these days. Colors are not consistent, consistency is inconsistent, results are unpredictable, and I’ve had some major disasters because of this. I don’t have the time to waste while the powers that be play around with the qualities of these raw materials. Please, somebody, do something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love working with polymer clay but I’m getting so frustrated that, when my stash of old stuff runs out, I may stop.

                                                      • reply Kimberly Arden ,

                                                        I took the survey. Wish there was a comment section for some of the questions.

                                                        • reply Desmene ,

                                                          I took the survey

                                                          • reply Leila Bidler ,

                                                            I took the survey – the link works just perfectly?
                                                            hope my answers will be helpfull 🙂

                                                            • reply Melanie West ,

                                                              Thank you, Lindly (and anyone else involved) for putting this comprehensive survey together. I’ll be sure to direct folks to PCD, and encourage them to take the time to fill it out. I look forward to seeing the results. (Where might one look for that? And would you need help in processing the results?)

                                                              Btw, please do NOT include me in the drawing. I already have a copy of the book and don’t want to prevent someone else from winning (not that I would win it…I seem to never win anything! lol).

                                                              • reply Susan Owenby ,

                                                                I took the survey. 🙂

                                                                • reply ronna ,

                                                                  I took the survey and hope everyone else does as well. The best way for the manufacturers to meet our needs is to have a clear understanding of our needs.

                                                                  • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

                                                                    great idea–why didn’t someone think of this before!!???

                                                                    • reply Pat Laukkonen ,

                                                                      I took the survey.

                                                                      • reply Melinda Hayes ,

                                                                        Great survey! Was worth taking.

                                                                        • reply Laura Lang ,

                                                                          I took the survey!

                                                                          • reply Gina LaMonte ,

                                                                            I took the survey. Great questions!

                                                                            • reply Myra Tsung ,

                                                                              I took the survey. Thanks for letting us voice our opinions and needs.

                                                                              • reply Michelle Shrimpton ,

                                                                                I took the survey :-> Did I miss the bit where I put my name in to enter the draw? It didn’t ask me.

                                                                                • reply genevieve ,

                                                                                  Took the survey! Thanks for the guest post Lindly!

                                                                                  • reply Kathi Briefer-Gose ,

                                                                                    I took the survey

                                                                                    • reply Janie ,

                                                                                      I took the survey also. And, I really, really want the book!! Keeping my fingers crossed until Monday…

                                                                                      It’s nice to see a guest post from Lindly!

                                                                                      • reply Kimberly Crick ,

                                                                                        I took the survey, and would love this book 🙂

                                                                                        I hope you will post the survey results, I’d be very interested in what everyone had to say.

                                                                                        • reply Joan Brooks ,

                                                                                          I took the survey!

                                                                                          • reply Bettina Welker ,

                                                                                            took the survey – thanks Lindly:)

                                                                                            • reply Martha ,

                                                                                              I took the survey.

                                                                                              • reply Leslie Marquez ,

                                                                                                I took the survey. Would love to get this book!!

                                                                                                • reply Sue ,

                                                                                                  I took the survey.

                                                                                                  • reply Marcia ,

                                                                                                    I took the survey

                                                                                                    • reply Dawna Sharp ,

                                                                                                      I took the survey!

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