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 – January 2021

Camp PMC Certification

In the UK, in 2020, The PMC Studio introduced the Camp PMC Certification program as both in-person and online classes. This follows the same curriculum as the USA and includes a crossover certification for instructors who already hold a metal clay certification. The successful completion of the Camp PMC Certification levels are linked to discounts on PMC from The PMC Studio and Cooksongold in the UK.

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.

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.

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.

SINTER – The AMCAW Conference

Sinter ConferenceWhat: Pre- and post-conference workshops and a conference

When: May 18-24, 2022

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

AMCAW is proud to present SINTER℠, a global celebration designed to engage, inspire and energize the international metal clay community.

At SINTER℠: The AMCAW Conference, a ground-breaking slate of workshops, presentations and activities will be presented. They will be designed to engage, inspire and energize the international metal clay community. The goal is to offer the best of what’s new, inventive and relevant to artisans of all levels.

  • Conference program and workshop options will be published in mid 2021
  • Registration will be open to AMCAW members for both the conference and workshops in advance of the general registration period
  • $395 per person early bird conference registration for AMCAW members, includes the full conference experience and most meals
  • $395 per person workshop registration for AMCAW members, includes two-day workshop and most meals

3DPrintedCuttersUK – UK

UK based supplier of cutters for jewellery making and metal clay, polymer clay etc. Buy directly from the Etsy store.

Nemravka – Czech Republic

Supplier of crafting tools and materials including stencils and templates.

Aussie Metal Clay – Certification Level 1

Aussie Metal Clay is proud to announce the Level I Technique Certification.  This is the 1st in a 3 part series.  This is a Technique Certification which can be easily turned in to a Level 1 Aussie Metal Clay Certified Instructor Certification.

Metal Clay Artists Symposium

What: Conference

Where: Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

When: August 26-29 2021

Registration is now open for this event. Presenting artists include:

  • Robert Lopez, Featured Artist
  • Pam East
  • Holly Gage
  • Alex Kraft
  • Michael Marx
  • Donna Penoyer
  • Cindy Pope
  • Lyle Rayfield
  • Eva Sherman
  • Carrie Story
  • Gail Stouffer
  • Karen Trexler