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Proposed IPCA Governance Change and Elections

Elections LogoAfter several months of discussion, the Executive Board of the Association is submitting a change in the bylaws for approval of the membership. In summary, the proposed change elminates the two Regional Boards, and reestablishes a single Board of Directors of the Association. Maintaining multiple finance accounts between Europe and North America, along with the wide-ranging government regulations imposed upon non-profit organizations have strained the Association Boards and its dedicated volunteers.

The International Polymer Clay Association remains an organization commited to serving the world-wide polymer community.

In support of our commitment, the two Regional President positions will be transitioned to Regional Vice President positions. Their duties will include finding, retaining, and increasing the number of regional representatives that will serve as liaison between their local polymer community and the IPCA. Additionally, the Regional Vice Presidents will assist the Vice President for Education, and have the opportunity to serve the global polymer community in other ways.

All IPCA members in good standing will be receiving copies of the proposed IPCA Bylaws and an opportunity to approve the bylaws. The documents will be sent out via our email newsletter service, and the vote will be due by 24 March 2019.

The draft bylaws may be downloaded from the IPCA website. Once you have logged in to the website with your User ID and Password, you can click the following link to download a copy of the Bylaws for review.

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Nominations for the 2019-21 Term of the Board

The Association is seeking individuals to fill positions on the IPCA Board of Directors. These officers will fill a two-year term, starting 1 May 2019 and ending 31 March, 2021.

Download copies of the Office Descriptions as well as the Nominee Questionnaire using the link below. This link is public and may be shared with any interested party.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 International Polymer Clay Awards

View the Awards Galleries here.

The 2018 International Polymer Clay Awards were announced March 14, 2019 via facebook live. The entries were judges by Georg Dinkel, John McKinnon, Lena Vigna and the active members of the International Polymer Clay Association.

 Emerging Artist Members' Choice

Mixed Media: Dozen Rays, Cindy Gordon, United States
Nonfunctional Sculpture and Hanging Art: Fish Pod, Cindy Gordon, United States
Functional Containers: Wildling Bowl: Deep Sea, Christine Bergman, United States
Wearable Jewelry: Secret, Martina Buriánová, Czech Republic

Emerging Artist Jurors’ Choice

Mixed Media: Whale, Cindy Gordon, United States
Nonfunctional Sculpture and Hanging Art: TIE: Fish Pod, Cindy Gordon, United States and Prisoned Spirit, Elissa Hishawaka, United States
Functional Containers: Wildling Bowl: Deep Sea, Christine Bergman, United States
Wearable Jewelry: Deep in the Sea, Martina Buriánová, Czech Republic

Applicant Artist Members’ Choice

Mixed Media: Wedgewood Wave, Donna Greenberg, United States
Nonfunctional Sculpture and Hanging Art: Inspiration, Claire Fairweather, New Zealand
Functional Containers: Autumn Box, Sarah Machtey, United States
Wearable Jewelry: Britannia Brooch, Christine Dumont, France

Applicant Artist Jurors’ Choice

Mixed Media: Wedgewood Wave, Donna Greenberg, United States
Nonfunctional Sculpture and Hanging Art: Embedded Heart, Laurie Mika, United States
Functional Containers: TIE Black Forest Reliquary, Susan Detwiler, United States and Para Vessel, Margaret Polcawich, United States
Wearable Jewelry: TIE Britannia Brooch, Christine Dumont, France and Crazy Quilt Ensemble, Linda Leach, United States

Best of Show

Members’ Choice: Mardi Gras, Laura Tabakman, United States

Best of Show Jurors’ Choice: Mardi Gras, Laura Tabakman, United States


Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated! Our polymer community is vast and incredibly talented. Give yourselves a hand!

View the Awards Galleries here.

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