Well our most famous member is probably Ellen Marshall whose book Polymer Clay Surface Design Recipes has been oft quoted on the PC lists and websites. It was a best seller at our member Lisa Clarke’s site www.polkadotcreations.com. If you haven’t seen it check it out: http://www.polkadotcreations.com/books/detail_1592531717.html. Ellen also had a project in Georgia Sargent’s book a few years back. I actually had donated my copy to the guild. When I met Georgia at a class, she reminded me of this, so I had to go out and buy another copy…. (as we say at work: “that’s how I roll.”) Ellen teaches nationally and inspires us all.
I am sitting here typing while I listen to PolkaDot Radio from Lisa Clarke’s website. Now she is connected! Her site is the go to place for Polymer Clay and art related books, videos and dvds. She has expanded into her own blog AND the aforementioned Polka Dot Radio. I like her taste in music….
Another nationally known member is Wilma Yost (and her omnipresent other half, Rob.) The two of them have grown an amazing Polymer Clay emporium at www.polymerclayexpress.com. Their knowledge is expansive and their generous support of the guild has always been appreciated.
And our President, Sue Springer, was a finalist in last year’s NPCG juried show Progress and Possibilities. We have members artwork featured in various book “gallery sections.” Martha Aleo has been our most prolific writer with features in the Polyinformer and PolymerCafe in addition to her semi annual Guild publication: The Clay News. (here’s the most recent one: http://www.papcg.org/The%20Clay%20News%20January%202007%20(2).pdf (you will need Adobe Reader.)
So Shiny Happy People is playing out of my laptop speakers. We certainly are! We are proud of our famous members, but one of them is going to be a tv star…. Tune in later in the week and see what that’s about!