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This week, I will be needing to step back as much as possible as my family is gathering to celebrate my father’s life.  But I am not going to leave you without some pretties and something to ponder so I am dashing off and scheduling posts for you to enjoy through the start of next […]

At each conference, there are Polymer Clay Awards. At EuroSynergy 800 entries were juried to find the most significant 40 works for the IPCA Awards Exhibition. Georg Dinkel took Best of Show with his I-reliquaries and shrines, dedicated to Apple products like iPad and iPod. Best in 2D Art went to Fran Abrams for her “Warmth […]

The work of Laurie Mika is rather  mesmerizing. You can sit and stare and find new things for many long minutes as well as every time you return to a piece. And most everything she creates is built off a centered composition with balanced shapes if not textures and motifs on either side. This is […]

One of the more difficult parts of editing a magazine is deciding not what will go in, but what won’t. For every article you see and every artist featured, there are many more ideas and pieces that are worthy of attention and examination. This week, I thought I’d present some art, artists, ideas, and references […]

Today’s usual Outside Inspiration is being displaced by a truly hot polymer item  … the latest cover for The Polymer Arts, featuring the amazing work of Kathrin Neumaier … her Pepper Necklace! Now that is hot stuff! This issue is due out August 19th and is quickly turning into my favorite issue to date! Kathrin Neumaier […]