by Jennifer Roberts
Metal Clay Artist Magazine is out and the winners of the Metal Clay Plus competition have been revealed!
Looking at the pieces, I am struck by the role of movement in all four. There is, of course, literal movement in Milica Popovic Bubanja' ring and Kimberly Nogueira's pendant. To create and integrate a complex mechanism into an aesthetically pleasing piece is a remarkable accomplishment. But the static pieces also move. Both Liz Potter Hall's pendant and Noortje Meijerink's sculpture give the sense of movement suspended - captured in a split second as gears turn or a bird stretches skyward.
While not planned, I think the thread of movement that ties these pieces together (at least for me) is so appropriate for metal clay at this moment. It's a quickly evolving medium and the community is in flux. We're growing fast and the institutions that form the backbone of the community are being re-born. It's an exciting time to be a metal clay artisan.
Congratulations to the winners. . . .
Copper Clay Porcelain Bird Speedy
Thank you Metal Clay Artist Magazine for another great contest.
We were honored to be a part of it.