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

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  • reply Ginny ,

    Took the survey.

    • reply Deborah M. ,

      I took the survey

      • reply Anna Roberts ,

        I did the survey too. Hope I win! πŸ˜‰

        • reply Gloria C ,

          I took the survey

          • reply Evelyn ,

            I took the survey

            • reply Patricia Eisele ,

              I took the survey. Will we see the results also? That would be very interesting.

              • reply Sue Castle ,

                I took the survey! Thanks.

                • reply suzie thompson ,

                  i took the survey

                  • reply Robin T ,

                    I took the survey

                    • reply Rachel Gourley ,

                      I took the survey

                      • reply Lori ,

                        I just took the survey!

                        I am SO THRILLED that you wrote about these changes that have effected many artists. To have a professional such as yourself acknowledge the problem exists is such validation. I feel betrayed and ripped off by Polyform – after a long email exchange with Customer Service – then the lead chemist at Polyform, I was basically told I was imagining the change, that the solution to my problems was to leach the clay (which made my creations brittle, dull and useless). I have a few pounds of the “Bubble Yum” consistency Premo remaining. I have yet to find a decent technique within my “styles” in which to use this stuff.
                        The one successful method I have found is to soften some incredibly hard Fimo with it. Any other recommendations?

                        • reply Deb Raita ,

                          I took the survey

                          • reply Melody ,

                            I took the survey – thanks for setting it up!

                            • reply Judy ,

                              I took the survey.

                              • reply Arlene Schiek ,

                                i took the survey.
                                Thank you for this newsletter…I look forward to it daily.

                                • reply Linda Loew ,

                                  I I took the survey!

                                  • reply Roly ,

                                    I took the survey

                                    • reply Cheryl P. ,

                                      I took the survey

                                      • reply Diana McNamee ,

                                        I took the survey!

                                        • reply Sze Chua ,

                                          I took the survey! πŸ™‚

                                          • reply Deborah Groom ,

                                            I took the survey.

                                            • reply Cyndi Cogbill ,

                                              I took the survey!

                                              • reply Sue ,

                                                Took the survey! What a frustrating time I’ve had since the change in formulas and the loss of colors. Nice to vent it a bit here. Sure hope it helps. Thanks Lindly (and others) for your efforts with this.

                                                • reply Alisa R. ,

                                                  I took the survey. I overlooked one question and couldn’t figure out why clicking “done” kept taking me back to the start. LOL!

                                                  • reply PJ ,

                                                    I took the suvey, and want to take a class of yours soon!!

                                                    • reply june pegram ,

                                                      “I took the survey.” Thank you for the opportunity to contribute my input.

                                                      • reply Glynnis ,

                                                        I took the Survey

                                                        • reply Susan Sorensen ,

                                                          I took the survey.

                                                          • reply Keila Hernandez ,

                                                            I took the survey!

                                                            • reply Jan Scarborough ,

                                                              I took the survey.

                                                              • reply Jeanne K. ,

                                                                I took the survey!

                                                                • reply Julie Cramer ,

                                                                  I took the survey

                                                                  • reply Korrina ,

                                                                    I took the survey! πŸ™‚

                                                                    • reply Seth L Savarick ,

                                                                      I took the Survey. Thanks Lindly!! We need this!!!!!

                                                                      • reply Crystal carpenter ,

                                                                        I took the survey

                                                                        • reply Isabelle ,

                                                                          I took the survey πŸ˜‰

                                                                          • reply Jolene Barrios ,

                                                                            I took the survey.

                                                                            • reply Jay ,

                                                                              I took the surrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrvey.

                                                                              • reply Kim K. ,

                                                                                Very comprehensive survey. I hope the manufacturers are responsive to the results.

                                                                                • reply Claire Fairweather ,

                                                                                  “I TOOK THE SURVEY”

                                                                                  Just want to say what a great in depth survey this was – I hope the manufacturers take some notice of the results. I would be really interested to know the results, hopefully they will be published somewhere?

                                                                                  • reply Nadja ,

                                                                                    I took the survey.

                                                                                    • reply Anne D ,

                                                                                      Took the survey

                                                                                      • reply judy belsky ,

                                                                                        read the post and took the survey
                                                                                        thanks
                                                                                        Judy

                                                                                        • reply Liselot ,

                                                                                          I took the survey ! πŸ˜‰

                                                                                          • reply Kay ,

                                                                                            I took the survey πŸ™‚

                                                                                            I look forward to the day when I can open a new block of clay and actually predict what its consistency will be. Although it will rob me of some fun because I find it soooo funny saying that the consistency is so inconsistent!

                                                                                            • reply Nancy Beyerle ,

                                                                                              I took the Survey.

                                                                                              • reply Nancy Quinn ,

                                                                                                I took the survey.

                                                                                                Thank you for taking the time to create this survey and to address the most important concerns of polymer clay artists.

                                                                                                • reply xajA ,

                                                                                                  I took the survey.

                                                                                                  • reply Majda ,

                                                                                                    I took I survey about using Polymer Clay brands, colors….

                                                                                                    • reply Marada ,

                                                                                                      *I took the survey*

                                                                                                      An interesting survey which triggered my urge to try other brands of PC.

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