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 we’ve added 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.

August 2018

Anna Mazon in Belgium

Fantasy Eyes Pendant with Anna MazonWhat: Fantasy Eyes with Anna Mazon

When: 11th-13th January 2019

Where: Temse, Belgium

This 3 days workshop is packed with lots of different techniques, featuring an eye motif (hollow from the back), various, sculptural ornaments which create a narrative context for the eye and a bezel set stone (the shape of the stone is your choice). The eye can be made into a dragon eye, as pictured, but also an eye of the ocean etc. – depending on your prefernce when comes to additional ornaments. Wonderful textures, interesting shapes, lots of tricks for creating secure openwork constructions in metal clay, semi hollow forms and working with wet coils – this is what this workshop is about. Every student will leave the workshop with their own, different „Fantasy eye”. Registration: Email Inge Verbruggen

Herbarium PendantWhat: Herbarium Pendant with Anna Mazon

When: 14th-15th January 2019

Where: Temse, Belgium

Registration: Email Inge Verbruggen

Twig RingsWhat: Twig Rings with Anna Mazon

When: 16th January 2019

Where: Temse, Belgium

You will learn how to make a ring that looks like a twig, how to set cubic zirconia, how to make twigs and to add texture to your design. You will also learn how to make tiny petals and flowers. Registration: Email Inge Verbruggen

Anna Mazon in the UK

Cornwall

Fantasy Eyes Pendant with Anna MazonWhat: Fantasy Eyes Pendant

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery, St Austell, Cornwall, UK

When: 26th – 28th May 2019

This is a three day metal clay workshop in which you will make a Fantasy Eye Pendant with Polish metal clay artist and tutor Anna Mazon. 30g Art Clay Silver is included in the price. 

As usual with Anna Mazon’s classes, it will be packed with lots of different techniques, featuring an eye motif (hollow from the back) and various sculptural ornaments which create a narrative context for the eye and a bezel set stone in the shape of your choice.

Climbing rose pendant with Anna MazonWhat: Climbing Rose Pendant

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery, St Austell, Cornwall, UK

When: 30th – 31st May 2019

This is a two day metal clay workshop in which you will learn to make a Climbing Rose Pendant with Polish metal clay artist and tutor Anna Mazon. 20g Art Clay Silver is included in the price. 

This pendant features a really unusual, elongated bead cap construction, adorned with beautiful, fully handmade, climbing flowers, interlacing coils and other small ornaments. Interesting construction techniques, making long hollow tubes without using extruder, various approaches to working with coils wet and dry  is what this workshop is about.

Yorkshire

Fantasy Eyes Pendant with Anna MazonWhat: Fantasy Eyes Pendant with Anna Mazon

Where: Craftworx, East Yorkshire, UK

When: 4th – 6th July 2019

Join Anna for this 3 day master class packed with lots of different techniques, featuring an eye motif (hollow from the back), various, sculptural ornaments which create a narrative context for the eye and a bezel set stone (the shape of the stone is your choice).

The eye can be fashioned like a dragon’s eye as pictured or perhaps you have a preference for some other design such as an eye of the ocean etc. depending on your preference when comes to additional ornamentation.

This master class is all about wonderful textures, interesting shapes, lots of tricks for creating secure open-work constructions in metal clay, semi hollow forms and working with wet coils. Every student will leave the workshop with their own different “fantasy eye”.

Twig RingsWhat: Twig Ring with Anna Mazon

Where: Craftworx, East Yorkshire, UK

When: 7th July 2019

In this 1 day class you will learn how to make an organic, romantic ring, adorned with cubic zirconias and precise, tiny ornaments. You will use silver clay to create petite twigs, decorated with tiny leaves and other embellishments. You will also learn to securely set faceted stones that can be fired in place. All these skills can be easily adapted to your own style, merged with your favourite techniques and used with different metal clays.

A&E Metals – Australia

A&E Metals manufactures a large range of silver and gold wire, sheet and solder in Australia for jewellery industry and industrial applications. We also supply a range of other precious and base metals, including platinum, titanium, brass and copper. Because we manufacture in Australia can we produce a wide range of metals and custom alloys, from sterling silver wire for jewellery making to fine silver rod for electrical contacts.

Umicore – Canada

Umicore Precious Metals Canada Inc. is a leading supplier of precious metals products in grain, wire , sheet and tube form and provides assaying and refining services for gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

Metal Clay Ltd – Wareham, Dorset

Silver and copper metal clay clay classes. They also run master classes.

Riveting Pendant with Gold Masterclass – Joy Funnell

Joy Funnell Riveting Pendant With Gold Masterclass - 22-23 September 2018

When: 22nd-23rd September 2018

Where: Metal Clay Ltd, Wareham, Dorset

Want to learn how to create a beautiful, meaningful pendant? Looking to learn new metal clay techniques and increase your jewellery making repertoire? Well then this is the perfect class for you! 
Joy is back with a brand new class – Riveting Pendant with Gold! In this two-day class you’ll create a very personal pendant – whilst learning a wide range of techniques, all absolutely amazing skills to have as part of your jewellery making repertoire.

Call for Submissions

Exhibition of Jewelry and Objects by Contemporary Artists “Metal Clay 2” – Pôle Bijou Gallery, Baccarat, France

Deadline for applications: 20th January 2019

Following on from the first “Metal Clay” exhibition organized in the first half of 2017, designed to introduce the general public to Metal Clay (silver, bronze, copper etc.), the “Communauté de Communes du Territoire de Luneville à Baccarat” (CCTLB)” is organizing a second exhibition to be held from July to November 2019.

With the first exhibition intended to present Metal Clay as a material to the general public, the specific theme for the second exhibition is « Metal Clay – Mixed Media ». The exhibition will showcase the work of around twenty international artists using metal clay with other material (glass, minerals, polymer clay, plastics, ceramic…). Each designer will present 5 to 7 pieces forming a coherent body of work.

Sapphire Blue Web Design

Sapphire Blue will design and build your website and teach you how to maintain it. The fee depends on how much work is involved, once the fee is agreed that is what you pay. Don’t want to do the upkeep of your website? They offer maintenance packages at an affordable monthly fee. They also offer a competitive hosting package for your website that comes with 5 personalised email addresses for £35 a year (payable annually)

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