What's New in Metal Clay?

This page provides you with a quick idea of what’s new in metal clay and what’s been added in the past month. If you are a regular visitor, you can see what’s new since your last visit here.

Metal clay is a constantly evolving medium so keeping up with what’s new in metal clay is quite a task! If you know of something new or you are working on something that you’d like us to promote, contact us so we make sure our visitors are always aware of what’s new in metal clay.

What’s New – September 2022

Buy Metal Online

Sheet metal supplier, offering cut-to-size and bespoke sheet metal products with no minimum order, plus a range of pre-made specialist garden products. Whether you’re a hobbyist working on a small-scale project or an architect in need of a large order, they deliver the metal you need direct to your door.

Sally Spencer – Jewellers Quick Reference Guide to Working with Gemstones

Covering familiar stones such as amethyst through to the more unusual such as sillimanite, each gemstone has information about its durability and whether it might survive a swipe from a file or abrasive wheel, the pickle pot, repairing or resizing, polishing or cleaning using steam or an ultrasonic cleaner.

PMC Brand Clays

It has been announced that Mitsubishi are intending to cease manufacture of the PMC product range in Spring 2023. Read an update on this from Carrie Story, Director of the Camp PMC Certification Program in the U.S.

Sea and Silver Jewellery School – Dorset, UK

Traditional silver jewellery making classes.

Amy Surman, The Oxford Bead Shop – Cowley, Oxford

Introduction to PMC, PMC rings and pendants, Camp PMC Certification and PMC Certification classes from the PMC Studio. Also runs silver work, beading, enamelling and jewellery making classes.

Xuella Arnold – Devon

Precious Metal Clay PMC basic training, silver jewellery making and wedding ring classes.

Ginko Designs – Hampshire

Silver  clay classes, Art Clay Certification Level 1 and 2.

Silver Metal Clay Firing Tips and Information – Cool Tools

Useful tips and hints about firing silver clay. It has a useful quick reference guide to firing a range of silver metal clay brands and types.

Joopy Gems

UK based supplier of gems specialising in rose cuts and cabochons and shipping worldwide.

Craft Insurance
Compare the Market – UK

Jewellery Design and Management International School – Singapore

This school offers a beginner-friendly 30-hour silver-jewellery making certificate allowing you to learn professional techniques to work with the silver metal clay. In a small class of 6-8 students, you will receive hands-on instruction and 7 practical projects to master the craft from a JDMIS’ Expert instructor in 5 days.

Razu Mikhina – Spain

Metal clay classes. Facebook here, Instagram here.

Simply Amazing Jewellery School – Nottingham

Learning Centre in Nottingham for jewellery making, silversmith, enamel and metal clay.

Nottingham Jewellery School – Nottingham

Jewellery making classes and courses, including metal clay.

Created by Hand – Nottingham

Workshops in a variety of jewellery making including metal clay.

Faye Benjamin Jewellery – Winchester, Hampshire

One day workshops taught by Jo Richards using Art Clay Silver. Beginner to intermediate level taught in small groups in a relaxed environment. Happy to travel to teach.

Country Designs by Lisa – Hampshire

Silver clay classes for beginners including taster classes. Also offers one-to-one classes.

Add Some Sparkle

UK supplier of chain, leather cord, suede cord, waxed cotton cord, beads and findings.

Joel & Sons – London

Joel & Sons have a great selection of cords and trimmings. They have a shop in London or buy online. They have over 60 years trading history and also hold a Royal Warrant from H. M. Queen Elizabeth.

What Is Gemology And How Do You Become A Gemologist?

Gemology deals with the study of gemstones, and gemologists are the best source for customers to know whether the diamond they want to buy is authentic. But what exactly does a gemologist do? This article will explain.

Cutting Clay – UK

Affordable, finely engineered cutters for metal and polymer clay creations. The products are designed with input from skilled crafters which ensures functionality is at the core of each cutter.

Silversmithing Classes – Sweden

Choose from a range of classes on this website.

Australia – Metal Clay

Supplier of PMC, bronze and copper clay, polymer clay, glass, tools and everything you’ll need to work with metal clay and more.

Palloys – Australia

Supplier of metal and wire, findings, gemstones and tools.

Ilona Biggins

UK supplier of semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls and semi-precious beads, shells, glass and findings.

Aussie Metal Clay – Australia

Official supplier of Aussie bronze, brass, silver and copper clays. Also sells tools and accessories.

Aussie Metal Clay – USA

Official supplier of Aussie clay in the USA.

24ct Ltd – Sheffield

Silver working and jewellery making classes.

Bella Crafts – Hampshire

Jewellery and beading classes. Online workshops via Zoom. Also have an online shop selling jewellery making supplies.

Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide

AMCAW’S mission is to encourage a flourishing international metal clay community by nurturing artistic and instructional excellence and providing resources to inspire, engage and support artists of all levels. Visit the AMCAW on Facebook and AMCAW on Instagram. They also have a public group called Metal Clay Fun with AMCAW.
Regular member challenges are run with high value prizes and there are opportunities for members to get involved with AMCAW publications and events. Metal clay related businesses can post a free link to their website and artists selling their work can post their selling site. Their is a quarterly virtual guild meeting featuring top metal clay instructors and interesting presenters. Explore the AMCAW website for metal clay inspiration, information and opportunities.