Shared from my blog.
Who remembers discovering polymer for the first time and maybe running out and scoring a copy of The New Clay? The Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild was lucky enough to have The New Clay author and polymer innovator Nan Roche at a recent meeting where she recalled her introduction to polymer and how she came to write a classic work on polymer techniques and art.
In the 1980’s Nan was a hand weaver and had a studio at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. Someone, Nan didn’t recall who, came back from New York city with with a fascinating necklace from the Julie: Artisan Gallery in Manhattan. The necklace made from an material that no one could identify until ceramic artist named Kathleen Dustin, who also had a studio at the Torpedo Factory, recognized the material as Fimo. Dustin remembered Fimo from when she had lived abroad…
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