The NICHE Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in professional and student divisions. Winners were announced at a ceremony in Philadelphia on Friday, February 12, 2010. Congratulations to the following Polymer Clay artist in the Professional Division. The winner in the Polymer Clay catagory was Melanie West for her Bracelet, "Nudibranch" in the BioBangle Series. In Fashion Jewelry, Sandra McCaw was a winner for "Floating Leaves Earrings". Also, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever was the winner in two different catagories the Teapot and fiber-Decorative. Please view the site to see all of the finalists and winners artworks. http://www.nicheawards.com/Our-Professional-2010-winners.php. Congratulations to everyone!
(my apologizes to anyone I have missed.)