About the Metal Clay Academy

Julia Rai, a UK based metal clay teacher, author and artist identified the need for a brand neutral resource for metal clay artists in 2008. She took on the task of setting up the MCA website, populating it and promoting it. She is the director of the Metal Clay Academy.

Since she founded it in 2008, the Metal Clay Academy has provided comprehensive, independent information and resources for metal clay artists. Every month the site is updated with new information by Julia Rai who is webmaster as well as director. 

Many metal clay artists and teachers had input to the website during the set up phase. Julia Rai relies on input from everyone in the metal clay community to maintain this site. This is how it retains its reputation as the most comprehensive, brand independent resource for metal clay anywhere.

Julia values the generous contributions of the sponsors of the site. It is these sponsors who enable the site to continue to provide free information. If you would like to sponsor the Metal Clay Academy, please visit the Sponsor Us page to find out more. You can also donate to the Metal Clay Academy using the Donate button at the bottom of every page.

It is free for suppliers and teachers to list themselves on the site. The gallery of work page also allows people to showcase their work and have a link to their website or selling page for free. 

If you would like to be involved, please use the contact page to let Julia know.