A win for polymer
Last week I submitted work to the Waverley Arts Society annual exhibition. I dropped my goodies off at The Highway Gallery , went home and got stuck into my garden. I needed to dig up plants to save them from the feet of tree surgeons. My garden is a jungle and I love every single species planted. That done I focused on preparing a meal for friends and totally missed a call from the gallery on my answering machine suggesting I attend the exhibition opening. I had planned to do so but ended up chopping veggies instead as we were expecting visitors for dinner. Friends dropped by on their way home to let me know of my good fortune. It really did not sink in, I was too busy. I think I made a statement about someone probably having created a great display.
On Sunday hubby and I finally headed to the gallery to take in the momentous event of a polymer clay exhibit having won “Best in show”. It wasn’t only that, but also the first time in the history of the art group that a 3D work has received the accolade. Walter Magilton, the judge is an accomplished artist. I am so grateful for his interest in our relatively unknown medium. I created an information sheet to show to gallery visitors.
It took a lot of time for the news to sink in and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this award really reflects our great caring and sharing online polymer community. Without the generosity of the many who share techniques online or take time out to publish the many wonderful books one can immerse oneself in and learn as one plays, this would not have been possible. Without the wonderfully inspiring blogs by Cynthia Tinapple – Polymer clay daily, Susan Lomuto – Daily Art muse, Sage Bray – Polymer Arts Blog, Polymer Art Archive, and many , many others I would not have been inspired to attempt and master so many diverse techniques.
The display was difficult to photograph as it is behind glass. Below are images of some of the pieces I submitted.