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 – August 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.