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Announcing Our Third and Fourth Quarter 2019 Member Appreciation Award Winners

Polyform has generously extended our quarterly membership award prizes for 2019. The second quarter prize was randomly selected from our new and renewing members during that time period.

Meet Our 2019 Third Quarter Winner, Sandy Farber

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Sandy has been working with polymer clay since the 1980s. She says that she was sucked in by all of the colors and what the clay could do. Sandy attended a couple of retreats and conferences (Ravensdale and Making History: Pushing the Craft of Polymer Clay in TN) and she fell in love again with the art and the people in the polymer clay community. Sandy says she likes learning new techniques, but she seems to always find her way back to canes and sculpting. Sandy hopes to someday start a guild in her area, to meet and create alongside likeminded artists.

See some of Sandy’s work here:

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Meet Our 2019 Fourth Quarter Winner, Penni Jo Couch

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Penni Jo’s history in polymer began at 39, Penni Jo says, “I had no idea I was a sculptor until I picked up a block of clay”. She spent the next 7 years as a stay-at-home mom, creating one-of-a-kind items from polymer clay.  She was hired in ’90 as a designer/sculptor by United Design Corp and was there for 15 years. Now, Penni Jo is retired but still keeping busy. Her designs and molds are now sold world wide. She travels occasionally to polymer clay retreats to demo and teach, and participate as a vendor. Some of you may know Penni Jo by her “Best Flexible Molds” brand, where Penni has created a line of flexible molds for use with polymer clay.This brand was birthed one weekend when Penni Jo wanted to make a pair of earrings to match her mother’s pendant, but did not want to sculpt two alike; so she sculpted one and created a push-mold to make a duplicate for the second earring. That little mold was the beginning of what became Best Flexible Molds.

See some of Penni Jo’s work here:

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Announcing Our First Quarter 2019 Member Appreciation Award Winner

Polyform has generously extended our quarterly membership award prizes for 2019. The first quarter prize was randomly selected from our new and renewing members during that time period.Lyn Tremblay


Meet our 2019 first quarter winner, Lyn Tremblay: Lyn has been working with polymer clay for about 12 years, but she says it took her 2 or 3 years to realize its value. When she began, she had been covering up the polymer, using it as a base to create assemblage pieces, embedding bits of old jewelry and found treasures into the polymer. Eventually, she began to discover the versatility of the polymer on its own. Lyn says that the more polymer clay she exposed, the more she fell in love with it. Lyn adds, "While I have benefited from many of the techniques so willingly shared by members of the polymer clay community over the years, every time I settle into my studio for a play session I look forward to what new discoveries might emerge. My friends laugh when I say I am waiting for the clay to speak to me...and it does! I do enjoy squishing, rubbing and scratching to create more rustic pieces. I will leave canework, sanding and polishing to others.” 

Examples of Lyn's Work

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Congratulations Maryann Loveless - Q2 Member Appreciation Program Winner!

Congratulations, Maryann Loveless of Bountiful, UT!  (Wouldn't you love to be from a place named BOUNTIFUL!?)  Your name was drawn from 115 names of members that either joined or renewed their membership between April 1 and June 30, 2009!   The prize for our 2nd Quarter 2009 drawing has been generously donated by Iris Weiss of Polyform Products!  Maryann will receive these 3 fabulous Studio tools:

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Announcing Our Second Quarter 2019 Member Appreciation Award Winner

Polyform has generously extended our quarterly membership award prizes for 2019. The second quarter prize was randomly selected from our new and renewing members during that time period.32265 124483700901677 5148772 n

Meet our 2019 second quarter winner, Leigh Ross:

Leigh is well known for owning and operating the Polymer Clay Central website and forum. Her polymer work has been featured in the PolymerClay 2000 Calendar. Her polymer clay techniques and lessons are available at Polymer Clay Central. She has merged her two favorite mediums, polymer clay and silver into her jewelry pieces, and states on her Facebook page: “I love to make things with Polymer Clay and Sterling Silver along with a terrible obsession with Beads.”

Examples of Leigh's work:

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Congratulations Diann Dubovsky - Winner of the 1st Quarter 2009 Member Appreciation Program Drawing!

peelerCongratulations, Diann Dubovsky of Blacksburg, VA!  Your name was drawn from 112 names of members that either joined or renewed their membership between January 1 and March 31, 2009!   The prize for our 1st Quarter 2009 drawing has been generously donated by Canadian polymer clay artist Dan Cormier!  He has donated his fabulous tool – The Cutting Edge Polymer Clay Peeler Kit! 

“Are you looking for an easy but elegant way to make all sorts of decorative veneers in polymer clay?  The Cutting Edge Polymer Clay Peeler Kit is the perfect introduction to a great tool for this medium, and to the complete collection of original techniques that go with it”  (From The Cutting Edge Polymer Clay Peeler Kit Instruction Booklet.)  Kit includes:

  •   Peeler
  •   Templates
  •   Complete Instruction Booklet

I'm sure you will grow to love this wonderful tool! 

The prize for our 2nd Quarter drawing is................

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