POP! Perspectives On Polymer

Date(s) - 06/25/2022 - 06/29/2022
12:00 am

Contemporary Craft


Experience a five-day celebration of contemporary work in polymer.

A polymer is a substance created by combining many small molecules called monomers in a chain or network. The term “polymer” was coined in 1893 by Swedish chemist and nobleman Baron Jons Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848). Synthetic polymers (commonly referred to as plastics) are constructed as bead-like pieces that are transformed by manufacturers into a wide variety of products and used by artists in many creative ways. Synthetics regularly add to the world’s pollution crisis when they are not recycled or otherwise disposed of properly.

POP!’s focus on workshops and the materiality of polymer makes this boutique event more than just a conference. Each participating artist was selected for their unique perspectives on polymer and the exciting ways they are moving the medium forward.
The featured instructor for the event is Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, whose pioneering techniques in polymer have made him one of the most respected artists in the field. His jewelry and sculptural objects have been shown in many national invitational exhibitions, and his works are represented in numerous private collections, galleries and museums.

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