Polyform has generously extended our quarterly membership award prizes for 2020. The first quarter prize was randomly selected from our new and renewing members during that time period.
Meet Our 2020 Second Quarter Winner, Kathy McCurry:
Kathy tells us that her first polymer inspiration came from seeing Helen Briel’s work. “…which intrigued me to find out what the heck her pendants were made from. I bought some polymer clay and fell in love! Just six months after discovering polymer clay, I had the opportunity to take two workshops with Helen Briel herself! And of course, immediately joined the IPCA to find others who shared my new passion. Everyone I’ve met has been so generous, encouraging and supportive, so thank you to the community.”
What Kathy loves about the Polymer medium: “The aspects of polymer that I love the most are its versatility and dimensionality. Both of these characteristics provide unlimited potential for an artist to express her ideas. I started with creating large shadowbox mixed-media pieces, then moved into bowls and for the past few years have re-imagineered botanicals in my ‘Fantastical Flower’ collection. The journey has been exciting and rewarding, but it’s really the PC community that I treasure the most... What a thrill to learn I was the quarterly IPCA Member Appreciation winner. Thank you!”
Kathy has also received recognition for her work, which have provided her further encouragement. Recognition and awards include: Emerging Artist in The Polymer Arts; work selected for Polymer Journeys 2019; 2nd Place and Honorable Mention in international botanical art competition for Light, Space, Time; Artist of the month at local Heights Arts Gallery; two years juried into the American Craft Council shows.