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 – November 2020

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

AMCAW Members Showroom

Add your work to the other fabulous handcrafted art for sale, created by dozens of artists from all over the world!  Jewelry and collectibles created by artists in the showroom are made from recycled metals, and are an environmentally responsible choice.  It is free for AMCAW members to add a link to their selling site. 

Creating A Collection

Creating a collection is one of the most important decisions you can make as a creative to make your business more sustainable, both financially and emotionally! It’s often the moment that your ‘hobby’ mindset will turn into a creative business mindset. This two-part article from the Design Trust has a great step-by-step exercise to help you create a coherent collection. Part 2 is here.

Jewellers Academy

Online classes, resources, advice and information about starting a jewellery business. Based in the UK but with a global reach, this is a great place to start if you want to make jewelry making your business.

Organisations offering Product and Public Liability Insurance

Artists Information Company – UK

Axisweb – UK

Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations.

Metal and Beads – Hyannis on Cape Cod, MA

Metal clay classes with Kim Rumberger.

SINTER – The AMCAW Conference

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

When: May 12-18, 2021

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 later in 2020
  • Registration open to AMCAW members for both the conference and workshops later in 2020 – Act early to save and get your top picks!
  • $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

Camp PMC Certification

In 2019, Camp PMC Certification was established in the USASawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC is the headquarters for the Camp PMC Certification Program. It is supported by Mitsubishi Materials Trading Corporation – the manufacturer of PMC, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply.

After completing the core class, Camp PMC Course 101, students can choose to advance their metal clay skills in artisan classes, become a PMC Instructor, or both! Students completing Camp PMC Course 101 will receive a 8% discount on PMC clays at Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply.

Artisan classes include specialty techniques such as glass incorporation, enameling on metal clay, stone setting, and much more! Artisan courses are currently in development and will be announced soon.

Instructor classes include two levels, PMC Instructor and PMC Principal Instructor. PMC Instructors will be eligible to teach Camp PMC Course 101. PMC Principal Instructors will be eligible to teach PMC Instructor Course 201. Students completing PMC Instructor Course 201 will receive a 10% discount on PMC clays at Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply.