Opening weekend celebrations of Into The Forest will feature Brigitte Martin as our Saturday morning forum keynote speaker. Her talk, titled “From The Forest Into The World”, will draw upon her experience as a creative innovator and passionate leader in the international craft community.
Brigitte Martin is a traditionally trained goldsmith from Germany. Her jewelry has been
exhibited at the Museum of Art in Cleveland, and in galleries across the US. Martin curates and juries exhibitions nationally and, in 2012, CBS media named her one of the best art curators in Pittsburgh, PA. Martin was a featured panelist on NPR’s RADIO TIMES. Continue reading →
As Julie eloquently described during our Into the Forest presentation at Synergy4, the International Polymer Clay Association conference held in King of Prussia, PA on August 13-16, 2017:
When the three of us [Laura, Emily and Julie] got together and decided to throw out this call for contributions, we had no idea where it would lead. You saw earlier some of the fantastic pieces that we have accumulated. But there was an effect
that went beyond the objects. The emotional impact this collaboration has
on us as individuals, as a community or even as a member of the world.
This project brought out fears among novices about being “good enough”,
pride for those who took it as a challenge and overcame. Then there was the
joy of being a part of something bigger.
Mark your calendars for November 10 – 11, 2017 for the opening weekend of INTO THE FOREST! Please visit here for information about the weekend including how to register for the Saturday Forum and where to stay in Pittsburgh!
Do you know you can help us create the Forest AND own a part of it?
Our whimsical flower pins will not only form part of our Forest, immersed among the other amazing globally contributed elements, but they also can be worn on your dress, lapel, sweater or hat! Continue reading →
Adapted from an interview with Laura Tabakman, Julie Eakes and Emily Squires Levine, originally printed in International Polymer Clay, the official publication of the International Polymer Clay Association, May-June 2017.
It began when Laura Tabakman suggested to Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes that they “go big!”. Their original inspiration from a Colorado aspen forest was now a large-scale installation open to international polymer clay artists. This is their story. Continue reading →