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A Letter from the President of the International Polymer Clay Association

Dear IPCA Members,
There has been a lot going on behind the scenes at the IPCA as the Team works towards defining and refining our mission and value to our IPCA members and the polymer community as a whole.

Social Media

We are increasing our efforts to reach polymer enthusiasts through social media.

IPCA Facebook Public Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IPCA.Official

We are pleased to announced that the IPCA team is refreshed and ready to open up the group to posting again! We appreciate your patience while we were trying something new but, as it turns out, we miss your beautiful artwork being shared in the group. During the first week of March we will be reworking the Group Rules and opening the group to new members and public posting. Let’s wake this group up again, show us what you’ve made!

IPCA Facebook Members Only Group

Focused discussions and challenges for IPCA members. This group is restricted to IPCA members in good standing. Invitations to the group are sent out via email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are a member and did not get an invite, please contact Beth Miller Petricoin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Announcing Our Third and Fourth Quarter 2019 Member Appreciation Award Winners

Polyform has generously extended our quarterly membership award prizes for 2019. The second quarter prize was randomly selected from our new and renewing members during that time period.

Meet Our 2019 Third Quarter Winner, Sandy Farber

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Sandy has been working with polymer clay since the 1980s. She says that she was sucked in by all of the colors and what the clay could do. Sandy attended a couple of retreats and conferences (Ravensdale and Making History: Pushing the Craft of Polymer Clay in TN) and she fell in love again with the art and the people in the polymer clay community. Sandy says she likes learning new techniques, but she seems to always find her way back to canes and sculpting. Sandy hopes to someday start a guild in her area, to meet and create alongside likeminded artists.

See some of Sandy’s work here:

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Meet Our 2019 Fourth Quarter Winner, Penni Jo Couch

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Penni Jo’s history in polymer began at 39, Penni Jo says, “I had no idea I was a sculptor until I picked up a block of clay”. She spent the next 7 years as a stay-at-home mom, creating one-of-a-kind items from polymer clay.  She was hired in ’90 as a designer/sculptor by United Design Corp and was there for 15 years. Now, Penni Jo is retired but still keeping busy. Her designs and molds are now sold world wide. She travels occasionally to polymer clay retreats to demo and teach, and participate as a vendor. Some of you may know Penni Jo by her “Best Flexible Molds” brand, where Penni has created a line of flexible molds for use with polymer clay.This brand was birthed one weekend when Penni Jo wanted to make a pair of earrings to match her mother’s pendant, but did not want to sculpt two alike; so she sculpted one and created a push-mold to make a duplicate for the second earring. That little mold was the beginning of what became Best Flexible Molds.

See some of Penni Jo’s work here:

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