Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Call for Entries: Euro Polymer Clay People

Euro Polymer Clay People
- A Photo Album of European Polymer Clay Artists and their Work-

The International Polymer Clay Association has gone international this year and there is a growing community of Polymer Clayers in Europe. The connection to America is still quite weak and only a couple of European artists are household names on both sides of the big pond. In February 2010 the Synergy II Conference will take place in Baltimore. At this meeting a lot of connections are made, but this is not a road
many Europeans can travel.

With all this in mind an idea was born: the idea of a photo album of European Clay People and their work, which will travel to the Synergy Conference in 2010.

This Photo Album will show the wide variety of European Clay Work in its present state (that is in 2009), but to show it, we need YOU!!!! All of you Polymer Clay enthusiasts in Europe!

We will select a good number of people, that will have the opportunity to show their work: Five pictures of their work (one bigger and four smaller ones), your Name, City and Country, a contact Email or URL, and, if you like, a small picture of you. We would like a short description of you and your work (about 200 - 300 words, in English. This text will not be edited, so please, send it in in good English!), however if you are not able to write in English this is not a must, just an opportunity for you to present yourself!

The pictures have to be of high quality ( one 210 by 130 mm, 300 dpi, four 130 by 100 mm 300 dpi) and uncut. Preferable unpublished, but that is not a hard and fast rule. However if your work has been published anywhere else already, do state so, please!

We do especially encourage new faces and of all European countries (including Israel and Turkey) to send in their entries.

There is an option of buying a printed version for everyone after the Synergy Conference in February 2010, if there is enough interest in it. The price will depend on how many people show their interest in this project.

We hope this call for entries will be of interest for a great number of European Clayers and we are looking forward to seeing your work! Please do send your work in before the 10th of December 2009. The ones we select will have to sign an agreement, which will give us permission to publish their work.

Please, forward this call of entries to other European Clayers, who you think might be intrested in sending their work to us!

If you do have any additional questions, please do send us an Email, and we will be happy to help you!

Anke Humpert ( anke@webgetables.de ) and
Martina Weller ( info@marweldesign.de )

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Bonjour - Auf Wiedersehen!

(my work from the workshops)

...... it feels like I have just come back from France, and I am allready backing to go again! So bear with me, I am a little short of time right now.
I had the most phantastic time at the Euro Clay Carnival in the South of France in Luc-sur-Orbieu. I meet so many nice people from a whole bunch of countries, and of course some old friends, too.
The workshops were all just to good to be true and each one of aour teachers where the most fantastic persons all in their own right. I was soooo glad I did go an could take part!

A special Thank to Kylee for beeing such a wonderful organizer of this event!

v.l.t.r. Donna Kato, Carol Blackburn, Bettina Welker, Kim Cavender, Julie Picarello, Natalia Garcia de Leániz

As I said, I am packing again allready. This time it will not be as far away: I will go to the annual Workshop of Polyclaykunst.de , the German Polymer Clay Guild. This year I will not teach, but there will be enough work for me, too...;-) I will meet more old and new friends again, and Donna Kato and my co-presidents from the German Guild: Bettina Welker, Kerstin Rupprecht, Ulrike Schaffrath and Martina Weller. Cant wait to see you all again!

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