sandra mccaw fine art jewelry


Sandra McCaw majored in illustration and photography at the Boston Museum School and The School of the Worcester Art Museum, graduating from WAM in 1978. She worked as an illustrator, graphic designer and photographer in the corporate world for several years.

In 1994 Sandra began working with polymer clay as a creative medium. And, about one year later, she discovered a technique that bears her name, "The McCaw Cane" .

Sandra McCaw's award winning polymer clay jewelry has been exhibited internationally and extensively published. She is a juried member and past juror of the prestigious League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the oldest professional craft organization in the U.S.

Her work won a "Best of Jewelry" award from the League of NH Craftsmen and was selected as a Niche Awards finalist in 2009 and 2011, winning the award in 2010. Sandra's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Racine Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Exhibitions

2011
Exploring Connections: Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

2010
Exploring Connections: Synergy II Exhibit, Baltimore, MD

2007
Celebrate!: Gallery 205, Concord, NH
Faculty Exhibit: Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2006
From The Heart: Handworks Gallery, Acton, MA

2001
Illuminating a Medium: A Retrospective on Polymer Clay: Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA
The Art of Beads: Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT

2000
22nd Annual Vahki: Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

1999
"POP!", Panorama of Polymer: Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO
Eight by Ten in Polymer Clay: Elise Winters Studio, Haworth, NJ
National Invitational Clay Jewelry Exhibit: Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

1997
All Around the House: Gallery 205, Concord, NH
Making History, Pushing the Craft of Polymer Clay: Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1996
Tokyo Polymer Clay Art '96: Kamiji Kakimoto Paper Store, Tokyo, Japan

Publications

2011
Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads. Bruce Pepich, Lena Vigna, Rachel Carren, Bryn Morgan Press

2011
Masters: Polymer Clay: Leading Works by Major Artists. Rachel Carren, Lark Crafts

2009
Polymer Clay Color Inspirations. Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio, Watson Guptill

2008
The Art of Polymer Clay, Millefiori Techniques. Donna Kato, Watson-Guptill

2006
Art of Jewelry, Polymer Clay. Katherine Duncan Aimone, Lark Books

2005
Polymer Clay Creative Traditions. Judy Belcher, Watson-Guptill Publications

2004
400 Polymer Clay Creations-A Collection of Dynamic & Colorful & Contemporary Work. Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott, Lark Books

2000
Polymer Clay. Irene Semanchuk Dean, Lark Books

1999
Foundations in Polymer Clay. Barbara McGuire, Krause Publications

1998
Innovations in Polymer Clay, The McCaw Method. DVD, abbadabba Productions

The McCaw Method. Winter Issue, The Polyinformer

Public Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Teaching and Lecturing

Worcester Center for Crafts

Guilds across Europe including England, Lichtenstien, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Portugal

Guilds across USA

Awards and Honors

2012
Niche Awards Finalist- Polymer Clay

2011
Niche Awards Finalist- Polymer Clay, Fashion Jewelry

2010
Niche Awards Winner- Fashion Jewelry

2009
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair, CraftWear Exhibit- Best of Jewelry with Stone

Professional Affiliations

American Craft Council

Art Jewelry Forum

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

Foundry Artists Association

International Polymer Clay Guild

Southern NH Polymer Clay Guild

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