SOURCE: American Art Clay Company

October 29, 2008 00:17 ET

AMACO Announces Their New "Friendly Plastic Open Challenge" for Craft and Hobby 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - October 29, 2008) - AMACO, makers of high quality lead-free glazes and other pottery supplies and equipment, is celebrating its 90th Birthday in 2009 on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 11 AM in the Anaheim Convention Center. Please join them at the Craft & Hobby Association and make a celebratory Friendly Plastic ® project. This event will showcase designers' work and include categorical project judging by leading industry editors. Come support multiple charities through your creative work.

This year AMACO is proud to have a category that honors "Bottles of Hope" again with donations to founder Diane Gregoire's Hasbro Children's Hospital, as well as introduce a new charitable project brought to us by Event Coordinators Helen Bradley and Michelle Zimmerman.

The Butterfly Project at the Holocaust Museum Houston is seeking 1,500,000 butterflies for an installation honoring the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember.

AMACO will also have other categories that focus on Friendly Plastic® Jewelry, which will be donated to a women's shelter in Northern California that will be selected by our Event Coordinators.

All entries will be published in an on-line gallery at the new website which is coming in 2009. All entrants will receive Friendly Plastic® Designer Sticks. Winners will be presented an etched crystal award at AMACO's 90th Birthday Party at CHA on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 11 AM. Winners will receive a $100 personal check from AMACO and a matching $100 check to be made payable to their favorite charity. Winners will also have their entries published on-line in the AMACO® Craft Library and will receive enough Friendly Plastic® tools and modeling supplies to host their own craft party for 8. Party pictures will be featured in special edition e-blast to designers and editors to showcase new and original designs.

All craft designers and aspiring artists are invited to attend. For more information on the entry categories and entry requirements visit or contact Helen Bradley and Michelle Zimmerman at

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