A few tweaks to the Fimo 50 World Project may make it easier for you to participate in an event that celebrates 50 years of playing with polymer while it also raises money for two very worthy projects.

Sending your art entry from the US was cumbersome so we got approval to use my address rather than the Canadian office of clay manufacturer, Staedtler. This avoids post office international forms. US entries can be sent to: Cynthia Tinapple, 1 Hartford Court, Worthington, OH 43085. 

But what do they look like?

Entries have been piling up in Staedtler offices in various countries and photos aren’t officially posted until the actual items arrive in Germany. The Facebook 10×10 page gives you a good idea of who’s playing along. Artists have been posting pictures on their own sites. Now this Instagram Fimo50worldproject site shows the tiles at a glance for those who want to see it all.

If I’ve left you out of the picture pages, please let me know or send your entry photo to PCDaily. This first stab at a collection probably missed a lot and we’ll add more regularly.

Some look different!

Most entries are sticking to a 4″x4″ (10x10mm) square format but if your muse insists on a different size and shape, that’s fine.

Organizers Dani and Natalia strongly suggest that you include the story behind your design on the entry form (there’s a hidden benefit to doing this).

Entry deadline is April 30. The tiles will be auctioned off this spring so choose the ones you like best and be prepared to bid. Now run off to the studio and mail in your entry.

  • reply Ron Lehocky ,

    Thanks,Cynthia, for pulling it all together. Excellent job. I enjoy seeing the collection on Instagram. What a beautiful array of talent and expression.

    • reply Wendy Moore ,

      Hi Cynthia, I too loved seeing all the panels so far. I will send you a photo of the panel the Samunnat ladies made in case you didn’t get that one. I have the nice photo Daniel and Natalia sent back. Great idea to ‘gram them! A real celebration!

      • reply Anna L Cale ,

        These are beautiful. I just cannot believe all the beautiful things that can be designed by each artist with Polymer Clay. I am so glad my daughter loves working with it. So thankful for the program started by Cynthia and her friends for the inmates at ORW. The art show of their work in Worthington Oh. was so inspiring , beautiful and so much appreciated by family and friends. Anna

        • reply Dani and Natalia ,

          Thanks so much Cynthia for creating the Instagram site for the Fimo 50 World Project, it is such a fantastic idea, and we are sure it will be a feast for the eyes!
          Thanks also for offering your address for the US participants.
          Thanks to Ron Lehocky and Wendy Moore for their constant dedication and generosity!
          And, last but not least, thanks to everyone that is participating on this celebration and creating this world we all have in common. We can actually say: we LOVE this world!!!

          • reply Wendy Moore ,

            I get goosebumps reading Anna’s comment and about what is happening at ORW. There is something very magic, very exciting, and very powerful about this polymer stuff and the community it inspires. Aren’t we all so bloody lucky to have discovered it and to have Cynthia curating PCD and spreading the love!?

            • reply Anna L Cale ,

              Yes, we are lucky. I have met Cynthia and she is a lovely person. Most of these women at ORW had no idea of their artistic talents until they were in this program.

            • reply bettina ,

              when’s the deadline for sending tiles to you? also April 30th? Or do they have to be in germany by that day?

              • reply linda hess ,

                Hi Cynthia,
                I am in the process of finally creating my tile. When do we need to get them to you? I know this PolymerDaily post is from Feb., but I just saw it! Hope I haven’t missed your shipment deadline. Thanks. Linda H

                • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

                  April 30! Glad you’re back!

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