RAM Remembers Polymer Artist Tory Hughes

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of polymer artist Tory Hughes on February 18, 2018 at the age of 59. Hughes, who was based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was an internationally known artist, teacher, and innovator who was a revered figure in the US polymer field. As an artist, she was particularly adept at using the polymer medium to mimic other materials including the surfaces of marble, metal, ivory, and semi-precious stones such as malachite. She used the techniques she developed to create handmade books, vessels, containers that had movable sections, and jewelry. Many of these were either totally created in polymer or polymer combined with other materials. In each instance, it is often difficult to determine which part of a Hughes work was created by the artist and which she has gathered from another source and collaged into the piece—an indicator of her talent. 

To learn more about this polymer innovator, visit Polymer Clay Archives