Local Metal Clay Groups

This page contains links to the websites of local metal clay groups around the world. Some of these meet occasionally for show and tell, general networking and sharing. Others meet on a regular basis and organise metal clay workshops and talks especially for their members. Some of the groups on this page have websites so there are links to them. If they don't have a website, there is contact information for the group.

If you run a metal clay group for your local community, let us know using the contact page.

USA

(North and South) Carolina Metal Clay - SC

Metal clay enthusiasts from beginners to advanced levels of experience. We welcome anyone interested in metal clay.

Meets: Once per month, most frequently in Cheraw SC. Meetings are announced via Facebook.

Greater Boston Metal Clay Chapter - MA

The Greater Boston Metal Clay Chapter Meetings in Lexington and Woburn, MA

A group of metal clay artisans of all skill levels gathering monthly to share new techniques, discuss metal clay products, share ideas, and most importantly have some fun! During chapter meetings techniques and tools are demonstrated, we share new ideas and tips, and discuss current projects. We also hold weekend-long classes once or twice a year with top metal clay instructors and have an annual retreat weekend at a beautiful location in New Hampshire. Meets: Most months we meet the 4th Sunday at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Meeting info is posted (including inclement weather cancellations) on the Greater Boston Metal Clay Facebook group. This link is to the Facebook page.

Metalclay Artisan Group in Connecticut

Metalclay Artisan Guild in CT (MAGIC)

Windsor Art Center Studios, Windsor, CT

We are a network of metal clay artists promoting our medium through education, mutual support and outreach. Our meetings include show and tell, a speaker or demo by a member, planning shows and events and general camaraderie. We have one group show a year or more. We are an active and open group and welcome new members who are working with metal clay on all levels. Meets: Monthly Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Email Lis-el Crowley for more details. Visit their Facebook page here.

The Suncoast Metal Clay Creative Alliance (SMCCA) - FL

A local Sarasota and Bradenton group committed to expanding the understanding and use of metal clay as an artistic medium among its members and the community. This is done through education, exploration of new techniques, and show and gallery opportunities. Our group is a restricted membership, welcoming people in our geographic area with a genuine,valid interest in metal clay in all its forms.

Central Florida Metal Clay Guild - FL

The Central Florida Metal Clay Guild was formed to bring together metal clay artists in the area so we may get to know each other better, support and learn from each other. Check the Facebook page for information.

Windy City Jewelry Guild - Arlington Heights, Illinois

Each month we discuss new products and techniques in metal clays and jewelry-making. We then spend the majority of the meeting time working on a different technique, such as enameling, polymer clay cabachons, copper etching, chainmaille, etc.

Meets: Second Saturday of each month

Location: Call for location, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Contact: Angela Mangi, President

Kansas City Precious Metal Clay Guild - KS

10362 Mastin in the Wycliff Shopping Center
Overland Park, KS 66214

The purpose of the guild is to gather local Artists and Crafters of all skill levels and interests together in a creative atmosphere to share knowledge, provide education, and promote the art of Precious Metal Clay.
Members are Silversmiths, Metalsmiths, Glass Artists, Wire Artists, Beaders, Polymer Clay Artists and more.
Meets: 7:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month. Only $24.00 for one year and are payable in JANUARY. You may attend two FREE meetings as a guest member.

Southern Arizona Alchemists - Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ. Our Guild includes metal clay artisans of all skill levels and we strive to encourage and educate our members and the general public. We welcome everyone interested in all metal clay

Meets: monthly.

North East Ohio Metal Clay Guild - OH

Northeast Ohio Metal Clay Guild Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio Members discuss, share and support all things related to metal clay! Meets: Third Sunday of the month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Ohio Metal Clay & Artisan Guild - OH

Zeffers Farm Studios 3930 Lytle Rd., Waynesville, Ohio 45068

Meets: four times per year or more if there is special programing. We are an informal group with the goal of exploring Metal Clay as well as all mixed media. Our endeavor is fellowship with each other beyond our meetings & the realm of Metal Clay. Our meeting location is centrally located to Dayton, Cincinnati & Columbus Ohio. Guests are welcome, RSVP required. Contact: Trish Jeffers-Zeh

Greater Philadelphia Metal Clay Guild - PA

We are an informal group of Metal Clay artists interested in meeting others with an interest in Metal Clay in the Greater Philadelphia and surrounding areas -- Delaware, Bucks, Lancaster Co, Berks Co. Montgomery Co, Meets: Monthly in the West Chester area. We enjoy:

  • New and experienced artisans welcome
  • Shared learning opportunities among members
  • Learning opportunities with outside artists
  • Field trips
  • Play sessions and more

Yellow Breeches Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen - PA

Boiling Springs PA Share the camaraderie and enjoy the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by a wildly diverse and talented group of characters. Play a role in keeping fine craft vibrant in our community. Meets: First Monday of the month 7:00 pm (with a few exceptions, always noted on FB and emailed to members) www.ybcrafts.org Contact: Paula Lewis

L'esprit du Metal, The Louisiana Chapter of the PMC Guild - LA

Location: Our home base is the Lafayette Art Association in Lafayette, LA, but we have members around the state, and try to take the show on the road as often as possible. The primary mission of the Louisiana Chapter of the PMC Guild is to celebrate “L'esprit du Métal”, the spirit of metal. We are a group of dedicated metal clay enthusiasts who wish to gather together to:

  • Promote education and understanding of metal clay among its members and the community
  • Share knowledge of metal clay techniques
  • Encourage and inspire each other
  • Advance our artistic development in metal clay of all forms

We welcome all interested metal clay enthusiasts of all skill levels and brand preference to our meetings for lectures, demonstrations and open discussion in a supportive, respectful and fun-filled environment. Meets: We aim to have an event or meeting once per quarter around the state (Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Alexandria). We can't always make this happen, but the website will have meeting details.

DC, Northern VA and MD Metal Clay Artists

Currently welcoming all metal clays and all artists living in the DC metro area, to include Northern VA and MD. We are a community that promotes precious metal clay arts through education and exhibits, the sharing of ideas and techniques, and by demos and workshops. The group meets monthly on designated SUNDAYS, typically the third Sunday of each month from 1pm-4pm. Contact them for current dates and locations. Guild members range in level and style. New and experienced artisans welcome. Membership is $20 annually.

International

Metal Clay Europe Facebook Group

This open group on Facebook is about everything happening in metal clay across Europe.

Facebook - Metal Clay Friends

Open Facebook group to share metal clay images, your work and ask questions. You must be a member of Facebook to join.

Facebook - Metal Clay SILies

Open Facebook group set up by Wanaree Tanner to support people using the Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine with metal clay. You must be a member of Facebook to join.

Facebook - Metal Clay Now

Metal Clay Now on Facebook (requires a Facebook account) and its sister sites on Twitter and Pinterest is a non-commercial, brand-neutral meeting place for all aspects of metal clay. By gathering artists, technicians and innovators from around the world, this enterprise will become a rich gathering place that will foster creativity and raise professional standards. Metal Clay Now is not tied to any distributor and welcomes discussion of all forms of metal clay. They have a website here.