timeline

Here is a chronological summary looking back on some of the workshops, retreats, conferences, shows, exhibitions, publications, and other milestones that have marked our path in polymer clay so far... 

2013
AUG
feature article
'The Nature of Inspiration:
Lessons from The Broken Telephone Project’
The Polymer Arts magazine
Fall 2013
AUG
feature article
'The Broken Telephone Project:
Making Meaningful Connections’
Ornament magazine
Volume 36.4 2013
AUG
introduction of
The Cutting Edge
Polygon Die Sets
MAR - SEP
‘Out of This World!
Jewelry in the Space Age’ exhibition
juried by Elyse Zorn Karlin
The Forbes Galleries
New York, NY, USA
MAR
Synergy 3 workshops
debut of
The Pentaradial Palette
Five-Star Beads
MAR
faculty
The Pentaradial Palette
Polymer Clay Cubed
The Broken Telephone Project
IPCA Synergy 3 Conference:
Seeking Higher Ground
Atlanta, GA, USA

2012
NOV
book review
Relief Beyond Belief
Ornament Bookshelf
Ornament magazine
Volume 36.1 2012
JUN
product launch
The Cutting Edge
Long Trio Die Sets
JUN
launch on flickr
Dan Cormier on flickr
JUN
launch on facebook
The Cutting Edge Polymer Clay
APR
debut of our second book
Designing With Dies:
A Necklace Takes Shape
MAR
product launch
The Cutting Edge
WIDE Peeler

2011
DEC
debut of our first book
Relief Beyond Belief
Silhouette Dieforming
in Polymer Clay
Volume 1:
The Cutting Edge
MasterClass Library
for Polymer Clay
OCT
contributing artist
‘Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads’ exhibition
Racine Art Museum
Racine, WI, USA 
OCT
contributing artist
Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads
by Rachel Carren, Bruce W. Pepich, and Lina Vigna
JUL
featured artist
'A Modern Medium Comes of Age'
Ornament magazine
Volume 34.4 2011
MAR
featured artist
Masters: Polymer Clay
Major Works by Leading Artists
by Ray Hemachandra
and Rachel Carren

2010
MAR
post-Synergy II workshops
The Cutting Edge Evolved
A Day at the Beach
FEB
faculty
debut of Evolving Mokume
IPCA Synergy II Conference:
Exploring Connections
Baltimore, MD, USA
JAN
Beyond The Blend
Uithoorn, THE NETHERLANDS
JAN
The Cutting Edge
Relief Beyond Belief
Louvain, BELGIUM
JAN
The Cutting Edge
Relief Beyond Belief
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, FRANCE

2009
DEC
Beyond The Blend
Relief Beyond Belief
A Day at the Beach
Madrid, SPAIN
The Cutting Edge
Pamplona, SPAIN
NOV
Beyond The Blend
Relief Beyond Belief
Lisbon, PORTUGAL
NOV
product launch
The Cutting Edge Die Set Collection
AUG
contributing artist
Polymer Clay Color Inspirations
by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio
JUL
product launch
The Cutting Edge
White Sh•A•R•K
APR
featured artist
'More Than Meets the Eye'
American Style magazine
April 2009
MAR
faculty
The Cutting Edge
A Day at the Beach
Orlando Clay Fandango
St. Augustine, FL, USA
FEB
faculty
Relief Beyond Belief
Horizons Polymer Clay Retreat
Vancouver, BC, CANADA

2008
NOV
The Cutting Edge
ISRAEL
NOV
product launch
Cutting Edge Die Sets
SEP
Polymer Clay Immersion Retreat
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, CANADA 
JUL
gallery artist
Art Jewelry magazine
July 2008
MAY
feature article
‘Dan Cormier's World of Craft’
Craft House magazine (Korea)
Spring 2008
APR
launch of this website
www.dancormier.ca
FEB
product launch
The Cutting Edge Sh•A•R•K
FEB
faculty
debut of Beyond the Blend
NPCG Synergy Conference
Baltimore, MD, USA

2007
DEC
The Cutting Edge
Tokyo, JAPAN
NOV
The Cutting Edge
Seoul, KOREA
contributing artist
Polymer Clay Beads
by Grant Diffendaffer
APR
contributing artist
Making Polymer Clay Beads
by Carole Blackburn
APR
A Week at the Beach Retreat
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, CANADA
JAN
The Cutting Edge Retreat
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, CANADA

2006
debut of Building Better Beads
The ArtWay, Damascus, MD, USA
‘At Play - Polymer Clay Jewelry Art Show’ exhibition
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery
Seattle, WA, USA
faculty
Texture Without Texture
Matrix Canes
Craftsmanship Without Compromise
NWPCG Ravensdale 5
Issaquah, WA, USA
juror
‘Progress & Possibilities’ exhibition
National Polymer Clay Guild, USA
The Cutting Edge De Luxe
La Cascade, Durfort, FRANCE 
The Cutting Edge
St. Guilhem le Desert, FRANCE
The Cutting Edge
Madrid, SPAIN
feature article
‘Polymer Unlimited: Four Artists on the Magic of Polymer Clay’
BEADWORK magazine
FEB
The Cutting Edge
Special Edition Retreat
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, CANADA
debut of The Finishing Touch
San Diego, CA, USA
product launch
The Cutting Edge Peeler Kit
cover story
‘The Cutting Edge: Lines’
PolymerCAFE magazine
Winter 2006 • vol 4 no 1

2005
SEP
The Cutting Edge Retreat
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, CANADA
APR
faculty
The Cutting Edge
Relief Beyond Belief
BPCG PolyDays
Gloucester, UK
FEB
workshop debut
The Cutting Edge
San Diego, CA, USA

2004

2003
faculty
Idea to Object
A Perfect Fit!
Inro Signature Pendant
NWPCG Ravensdale 4
Issaquah, WA, USA
‘Moves in Polymer Clay’ exhibition
juried by Elise Winters
Brookfield Craft Centre
Brookfield, CT, USA

2002
contributing artist
Polymer Clay: Exploring New Techniques and New Materials
by Georgia Sargeant & Celie Fago

2001
‘Illuminating a Medium: Polymer Retrospective’ exhibition
juried by Elise Winters
NPCG Courting the Muse Conference
Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
faculty
A Perfect Fit!
Relief Beyond Belief
Dear Diary... Synthesis Session 
with co-teacher Pier Voulkos
NPCG Courting the Muse Conference
Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
‘National Invitational Jewelry Exhibition & Sale’
Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore, MD, USA

2000
faculty
debut of Relief Beyond Belief
Orb It!
Cylindrical Box Pendants
NWPCG Ravensdale 3
Olympia, WA, USA
‘National Invitational Jewelry Exhibition & Sale’
Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore, MD, USA
artist profile
‘Canadian Pioneer Dan Cormier Explores New Frontiers in Clay’
POLYinforMER • Spring 2000

1999
contributing artist
Foundations in Polymer Clay Design
by Barbara McGuire
Teachers’ Retreat
Baby Island Lodge, Whidby Island, WA, USA

1998
faculty
Cylindrical Box Pendants
NWPCG Ravensdale 2
Olympia, WA, USA

1997
‘Polymorphes’ exhibition
juried by Victoria Hughes
Visual Arts Centre
Montreal, QC, Canada
‘Recent History of Polymer Clay’ national juried exhibition
juried by Kenneth Trapp
NPCG Making History Conference
Arrowmont, TN, USA
first year as juried artist vendors
Granville Island Public Market
Vancouver, BC, CANADA

1996
faculty
debut of Cylindrical Box Pendants NWPCG Convergence at Ravensdale Conference
Ravensdale, WA, USA

1995
NWPCG Clay Camp
Camp Long, WA, USA
street vending as “Bead-Man-Dan”
St. Catherine & Crescent, Montreal

1994
“Bead-Man-Dan” at Lollapalooza
Montreal 
street vending as “Bead-Man-Dan”
St. Catherine & Crescent, Montreal

1993
first summer as “Bead-Man-Dan”
Tam Tam Festival, Montreal

1992
first Christmas craft fair
Holiday Inn, Montreal
bought first block of polymer clay
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