Martha meets polymer

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Gourd season is just around the corner. It’s rare to see a decorated gourd that incorporates polymer. Laurie Prophater featured gorgeous painted ones last week. Then this lovely polymer example from Oklahoma’s Penni Jo Couch popped up, part of her display at the Michigan Festival of Gourds where she’ll be teaching classes.

Penni Jo started making polymer miniatures in 1981 and after years in the giftware industry, started her own Best Flexible Molds business as she continues to travel and play with clay.

Voting Day

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Voting begins today in Martha Stewart’s American Made competition. Let’s stuff the ballot box for polymer’s own Steven Ford and David Forlano who have entered in the craft category.

You have to jump through a few hoops (give your email) to participate but think of the fun of watching them win and take our craft to new places. Their entry page is a treat, complete with a video look into their studio. Go vote!

ALERT Two more nominees!

Thanks to Lynda Moseley who slogged through all the nominees to find two more polymer artists for your consideration in the Martha Stewart competition. Please check out contestants Loretta Lam and Corliss and John Rose too!

  • reply Lynda Moseley ,

    Beautiful work, Penni Jo!

    I also spotted several polymer artists in the craft category at Martha Stewart American made, including Loretta Lam and Corliss and John Rose. It was worth the hour it took to get through all 62 pages of nominees! Congratulations, David, Steven, Loretta, Corliss and John! I am so proud of you all!

    • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

      Thanks for taking the time to plow through it all, Lynda. I’m red-faced that I missed them. But the good news is that you can choose your favorite!


      • reply Dawn-Marie deLara ,

        Love Penni Jo’s gourd art! Now I wanna go try that, instead of what I’m supposed to be doing on here. 🙂

        • reply Cara Jane ,

          Those links for voting take me to a blank page 🙁 Will see if I can find them. Looks like you can vote more than once so we should be able to vote for all 3 . Good luck to all of three of you!

          • reply Cara Jane ,

            Links working now, couldn’t scroll through entries either yesterday but it’s all working ok now. Will try and give them 2 votes each every day 🙂

          • reply Steven Harrison Ford ,

            Thanks for the promotion, Cynthia. We’ll see if anything comes of it.

            • reply Minutes for October 2013 Meeting | Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild ,

              […] Penni Jo and Lisa – Gourds and Polymer Clay Together. Penni Jo piqued our interest by showing a beautiful gourd she taught in a gourd class […]

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