Turning a New Leaf: Global Brooch Design Challenge

“Typically leaves are broad, flat and thin (dorsiventrally flattened), thereby maximising the surface area directly exposed to light and enabling the light to penetrate the tissues and reach the chloroplast, thus promoting photosynthesis.“

Leaves are also an excellent source of artistic inspiration when designing a brooch. They grow in a multitude of shapes, sizes and colors. This virtual exhibit celebrates our community’s geographic and cultural diversity. It is the results of an invitational, international challenge to design a polymer brooch inspired by leaves. Each artisthas submitted an image of their regional leaf they have used for inspiration, an image of their completed brooch and shared insights into their artistic process

Note: I plan to invite 60 artists from 20 different countries to participate in the design challenge. Each artist will be asked to provide an inspirational image of their own choosing representative of a leaf that grows in their region, an image of their completed brooch and their answers to a short questionnaire about their creative process. There is no way to know how many people will participate.

Ultimately the results of the challenge will become on online exhibition and perhaps a magazine feature article.

Tuesday, August 15 – Morning

Presenter: Lindly Haunani

Lindly Haunani


Lindly is a founding member of the National Polymer Clay Guild. Along with Pierrette Ashcroft, she is the author of “Artist’s at Work: Polymer Clay Comes of Age.” Lindly’s latest book was written with Maggie Maggio. “Color Inspirations” has become the reference manual for the polymer community and for artists in other media as well. She has produced several video workshops and been featured in many magazines.

She began teaching workshops in 1990 and enjoys traveling to lecture and inspire artists. She is known for her gentle and empowering teaching style.





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