Monday, February 23, 2009

My article is in the April Issue of Polymer Cafe!

A few months ago, I wrote an article on the generosity of polymer clay artists associated with Etsy. PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy) has approximately 90 members. One of the goals of that group is to help various charities with their art. I received the April issue today and they have printed my article. Donations by PCAGOE members are sent to numerous charities some of which are Pendants for a Purpose, Bottles of Hope, and Polymer Clay for a Cause, please visit this wonderful store and purchase an item for a very worthy cause.(
This past year, alphabet tiles were made by members and then reconstructed into a collage for a pediatric center. Several of these works of art now adorn several children's centers.
To read the entire article, pick up a copy of Polymer Cafe, April 2009 issue. And, thank you.


Pips said...

Fantastic Linda! My copy should be arriving any day and I can't wait to see your article!

Linda Riopel said...

Thanks my friend.

A Little About Me

I'm retired from Stony Brook Hospital (administrative), and since then have been exploring the wonderful medium of polymer clay. I have two children, and two grandchildren, 5 years old and two years old. They are truly a joy. I am married to the same guy for 41 years. He's supportive of my art and teaching. I'm a Law and Order Junkie and love all books by James Patterson, the Eagles music and Billy Joel.

Proud member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy

Since May of 2007 I have been a member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. The website, which launched in 2005, has an online community that includes tutorials, downloads, blogs, and a variety of articles on the latest in handmade artistry. In 2006, started by Ilysa Bierer, the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE) was formed. Today 87 members strong, PCAGOE provides a forum for polymer clay artists to showcase new and exciting techniques, discuss designs and materials, problem solve, and even encourages friendly competition with a monthly challenge. The Guild has supported with the artistry, time and consideration of its members, many different charities. This past spring, tiny clay decorated Bottles of Hope were designed by many members to be donated to cancer patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts.