There is a new series of books on the way which myself, as the editor, and the rest of the board involved are very excited about. Polymer Journeys is set to be an annual or bi-annual retrospective gallery style book that aims to present and record the best and most innovative work in polymer as well as take a look at polymer trends across the globe. We are doing this to record what is happening in polymer as well as, hopefully, impress the world with the variety and quality of polymer art and its artists. And, of course, it will be a beautiful and revealing book to peruse for all polymer and fine craft enthusiasts.
Did you receive an invitation? Invitation emails may have been spam filtered for some people or the board may not have the most recent contact information for all the artists they are hoping will contribute. So, if you have not seen an invitation but believe your work is important, innovative, or can help create a full and accurate picture of the impressive and wide-ranging talent in the world of polymer art in recent years, please check your spam folder or write to the board using the form on this page of the project’s website.
If all goes well, the book is due to come out in February. If you want to be notified of discounted pre-sale opportunities to buy the book and announcements about its publication, you can sign up for that on this page which describes the book in more detail.
While you are contemplating that news, or not, let’s look at some artwork that was deemed to be some of the best in the craft world, not just polymer. This piece, which looks so much like silver, is another all polymer piece by the amazing Wiwat Kamolpornwijit. Wiwat has been a Niche Awards winner or finalist for I don’t know how many years running. The Niche Awards celebrate the best in United States and Canadian fine craft in every major craft discipline and form. Polymer even has its own category, making this just one more place that recognizes polymer as a major player in the world of fine craft.
We hope to help keep that trend going. Hopefully Polymer Journeys will give it another good nudge in that direction. Let’s see what we can do.
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