Professional Organisations for Metal Clay and Jewellery, Metalwork or Silverwork

On this page you'll find links to the professional organisations and associations working in the metal clay field as well as the general jewellery/metalwork fields. All links open in a new window.

American Gem Trade Association

Find a reputable gem supplier using the directory on this trade association website.

Art Clay Society

Art Clay Society is a community of metal clay artists designed to foster artistic,
business, and personal growth through inspiration, education and communication.

Art Clay World - Europe

Official website of the European Art Clay Guild

Art Clay World - Japan

Japanese language site.

Art Clay - Korea

News and gallery plus a shop from Art Clay in Korea.

Art Clay World UK

This doesn't have much information at the moment, just some FAQ's about how the certification has changed in the UK. They also have a Facebook page here.

Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Crafts Council

The Crafts Council are the national development agency for contemporary crafts in the UK.

Enamelists Society - USA

Fabulous site for enamel, lots of information, resources and search for classes.

Glass Art Society

The Glass Art Society (GAS) is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.

Guild of Enamellers - UK

Information for enamellers, lovely gallery.

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Metal Arts Guild - San Francisco, CA

The Guild is made up of metal arts enthusiasts from a wide range of backgrounds, who are creating a community through sharing news and events, ideas, resources, galleries, techniques and questions about the metal arts. Everyone is welcome to join: from the beginner to the master craftsperson, teachers, and students, metal arts collectors and more.

Metal Clay Now

The Metal Clay Now website is a great resource for information, classes and inspiration. Sign up free to access all the resources. Tutors can list their classes free with the ability to edit classes etc.

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.


This French metal clay association is for french-speaking metal clay enthusiasts from all over the world including Canada, Togo, Tunisia, Belgium, Lebanon, UK, Germany, and France. They have information about all brands and are aligned with the Art Clay Society.

International Polymer Clay Association

A international organisation dedicated to informing the public about polymer clay.

PMC Guild - International

The PMC Guild International ceased business at the Conference in June 2012. The website and resources are still available and are archived by Rio Grande.

PMC Guild - Japan

Japanese language site.

PMC Guild - New Zealand and Australia

The PMC Guild International is a membership-based educational organisation founded in 1997 to promote instruction, research, teaching and exhibition of Precious Metal Clay. The PMC Guild AUS/NZ, an officially recognised affiliate of the The Guild, maintains this web site, publishes a supplement to the Guild magazine, and fosters a community of sharing and support. Membership is open to all.

Self Representing Artists

We are a group of glass artists who are dedicated to the art of lampworking, an ancient art form that flourished in Italy in the 1300s and then spread throughout Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world. We hope that this directory will help you to discover us and learn a little a bit more about our process, our studios, and our personalities; and, of course, our art!

Society of American Silversmiths

Large and comprehensive website devoted to the silversmith's art and craft.

International Society of Glass Beadmakers

Lots of resources and information for bead makers.

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Society of North American Goldsmiths stands for passion, innovation and excellence in jewelry, design and metalsmithing.  SNAG creates community, professional connections, and the unfettered exchange of information. Membership is open to anyone passionate about jewelry, design and metalsmithing.  

The Goldsmiths Company

Promoting excellence in the design and craftsmanship of silver and precious metal jewellery.

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