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 – October 2021

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.

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.

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.

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.

3DPrintedCuttersUK – UK

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