Recycled Plastic: Artist Call for Submissions

834543246_25f5f6b37e.jpgLark Books is a fantastic publishing company that brought us all kinds of art and craft books including the addictive “500 Series.” Every year they publish 60-70 new titles and invite artists to submit work to be included in future books.

They now have a wonderful opportunity for artists that work with recycled plastics! I hope to see some submissions from our readers! To read the call for submissions…

Authors: David and Robin Edgar

Editor: Terry Taylor
Entry Deadline: July 7, 2008
Lark Books seeks images of original work to feature in the gallery of Fantastic Plastic by David and Robin Edgar. To be released in Fall 2009, Fantastic Plastic will capture the artistry of recycled plastic. From fun and funky to elegant and thought provoking, all sculptural forms will be considered and all types of plastic innovation will be welcomed.
Find an entry form here.

Written by Juliet Ames

Juliet Ames breaks plates for a living. A metals and craft major at Towson University, Ames went on to work for the Howard County Arts Council organizing gallery exhibits. Meanwhile, she kept up her own craftwork. The plate-breaking started with a mosaic mailbox. “There were leftover pieces, so I soldered them and wrapped them around my neck and got a lot of compliments,” says Ames, 28, who just had her first child, a boy.


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  1. hi there—- i use recycled plastic bottles in my earrings sometimes….. it is a great alternative to the usage of the classic technique of plique-au-jour enameling and is far more durable to boot…. i appreciate the translucence and spectrum of colors out there…… Neiva and Fructis are a couple of my favorites…..

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