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2009 Bottle of Hope Designer's Challenge

randy_taylor_2009boh.jpgCongratulations to the following IPCA members on becoming finalists in the 2009 Bottles of Hope Challenge sponsorted by Staedtler USA and organized by IPCA member Lisa Pavelka:
  • Laura P Brosi
  • Michelle King (3rd Runner up "People's Choice")
  • Linda Garbe
  • Michelle Zimmerman (2nd Runner up "People's Choice")
  • Randi Taylor
  • Haley Hertz
  • Helen Bradley

To view all the finalists and winners, visit the Staedtler Web site.

For more information on the Bottles of Hope program, visit http://www.bottlesofhope.org.

Featured work by Randy Taylor "The Wizard".


Polymer Clay Artists are Bead Stars

bead-star-cover.jpgCongratulations to the following polymer clay artists for their winning entries in Interweave Publishing's Bead Star contest. The contest started with 1000 entries, narrowed to 180 finalists and ended with 45 winners in multiple categories.

Please extend your best wishes to the following polymer clay artists:

*IPCA Member




With Thanks & Appreciation

The members of the NPCG board would like to extend our sincere thanks to the North Central Florida Polymer Clay Guild.  A portion of the funds raised from a silent auction during their annual Dayton Beach Retreat in October were donated to the NPCG, and their generosity and support is truly appreciated.  Many thanks, NCFPCG!


2009 NICHE Awards Finalists

dever08-summers-opulence-bracelet.jpgCongratulations to the following polymer clay artists on the achievement of becoming a finalist in the 2009 NICHE awards, sponsored by the NICHE Magazine, a publication of the Rosen Group.

Jewelry (Fashion) Category:

Ruffle Earrings
Lindly Haunani*

Polymer Clay Category: 
Wiwat Kamolpornwijit
Shibori Fringe Necklace
Judy Dunn*
Persian Cuff
Sandra McCaw*
Summer's Opulence
Jeffrey Lloyd Dever*
Rainbow Lei
Lindly Haunani*

*Indicates IPCA members
Featured work: Jeffrey Lloyd Dever


Mosaic Artist Honored

laurie_mika.jpgCongratulations to mosaic artist Laurie Mika, who was recently honored for her artwork in a national juried exhibition of contemporary mosaic art. Her mosaic "Tree of Life" received an Award of Merit in the University of Mary Washington DuPont Gallery exhibition titled "Inspired By....Contemporary Mosaics and the Historical Tradition" 

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Polymer Clay Has Found Its NICHE

NICHE Magazine Announces 2008 NICHE Awards Finalists

NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for retailers of American craft, has announced the finalists for the 2008 NICHE Awards.  Jurors selected 151 finalists out of more than 1,100 entries in 36 categories. The NICHE Awards program recognizes the outstanding creative achievements of American and Canadian craft artists who produce work for craft galleries and retail stores. Judging is based on three main criteria: technical excellence, both in surface design and form; market viability; and a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought. Winners will be revealed at a ceremony on February 17, 2008, at the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation's largest wholesale craft show, as well as featured in the Winter 2008 issue of NICHE magazine.

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