Arts Crafts Modeling Compounds Precious Metal Clay
Metal Clay is a revolutionary new craft material. There are two brands on the market, "PMC" made by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, and "Art Clay" made by Aida Chemical Industries, both from Japan. It comes in fine silver and gold, bronze, copper and steel. The metal clay feels like fine potter's clay but when objects are fired in a kiln they are transformed into pure precious metal. Almost like magic, but not really - the secret is microscopic particles of silver (or other metals)suspended in an organic binder that burns out to leave solid metal. Once fired you can use traditional metalsmithing techniques, like soldering, enamelling, and so on. The product has been around since about mid-90's, but is still in its infancy. People are still experimenting, and discovering new ways to use it. The metal clays are used by jewellers, potters, beadmakers, enamelists, and miniaturists. There are professional artists and hobbyists, children and adults using the clay. They range from experienced designers to first-time jewellery makers. The fact that the metal comes in a clay form, offers the artist a whole new way to create gold and silver jewellery.

Related categories 1 - Jewelry Projects
Projects, definitions, information on getting started, and links to related sites.
Art Clay World India
Provides education, events, news and resources for handcrafting jewelry using silver, metal and gold clay.
Art Clay World USA
Extensive information and tips on using Art Clay. Message board.
Art Clay World | Europe
Official European site for Art Clay, the metal clay brand from Aida Chemical Industries.
Includes an artist profile, art gallery, firing services and online registration for classes and events.
Jewellery courses in metal clay by Sarah Warden-Smith, a qualified instructor in silver metal clay. Based in Cardiff, South Wales.
Bluebell Design Studio
PMC classes in the UK. Metal clay workshop provider.
Bronze Clay
Discusses the use of bronze metal clay to create jewelry, small sculptures, and other art.
CoolToolsVideos - YouTube
Metal clay and jewelry making video tutorials
Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery
Art, craft and jewellery making classes in Bodmin, Cornwall. Specialists in silver metal clay, bronze metal clay and copper metal clay, porcelain jewellery and glass jewellery.
Metal clay workshop provider
creativeFire | by Metal Clay Artist Magazine
This blog is from the creators of Metal Clay Artist Magazine. It is dedicated to tutorials and interviews relevant to the metal clay community.
Gage Designs
Metal clay workshops, jewelry design mentoring and tutorials on how to work with metal clay
The Ganoksin Project: Enameling On Fine Silver Metal Clay
Excerpts from a book of instruction by Jean Vormelker.
Hadar Jacobson: Art in Metal Clay
Pictures of the artist's silver clay jewelry. Information on classes in PCM and jewellery making.
Impact Artist Project
The Impact Artist Project is a non-profit metal clay arts community building and outreach program designed to bring metal clay to the wider community.
Julia Rai
Metal clay level IV master. Lists classes and images and descriptions of works.
London Metal Clay
Metal clay workshop provider
Lora Hart Jewels
Gallery of the work by California based artist/instructor. Includes details of workshops, schedule, certification classes and a tips and tricks section.
Maggie Bergman
PMC Instructor offering classes and workshops. Includes gallery, student's work and projects. Australia.
MED'A Creations
Provides information, instruction, and certification courses for silver clay. Features an artist background section, jewelry gallery, and links to technical information and related resources.
Metal Clay - Masters Registry
A structured program linked to an independent evaluation system that is the most prestigious and professional credential in the field of metal clay. A rigorous curriculum of fifty projects provides artists with a challenge that will propel them to improved technical skills and into new creative realms.
Metal Clay Academy
Free comprehensive and independent information and resources for anyone interested in finding out about metal clay.
Metal Clay Materials, Tools, Supplies and Equipment
Guide to which tools, supplies and equipment should be included in a metal clay toolkit.
Metal Clay Northern Ireland
Metal clay training school in Northern Ireland run by artist and maker Pat Wilson.
Metal Clay Scotland
Metal clay workshop provider.
Metal Clay Today Magazine
This online magazine is devoted to educate and inspire all levels of metal clay artists.
MetalClay Arts Conservatory
MetalClay Arts Conservatory features articles and tutorials for working with metal clay and encourages artists’ individual artistic expression.
OneFire Sterling PMC
Website about the OneFire Sterling PMC variety of silver metal clay
PMC Connection
Class information, image galleries of completed works, merchandise area, and a 'meet the staff' section.
PMC Guild
Archived information about PMC from the PMC Guild which closed in 2012
PMC Metal Clay | Creating Design Motifs
Design motifs used in metal clay
The PMC Studio Ltd
The UKs official distributor of PMC. Also offering an extensive range of tools, equipment and training courses to meet all ability levels.
Precious Metal Clay
An article and previous discussion by people interested in this medium.
Pâte d'Argent Cours et Formations
Blog in English and French offering tutorials, photographs and class information.
Red Castle, Inc.
Complete directions on making a pendant with picture of the finished product.
Metal clay workshop provider
Setting Gemstones in Metal Clay
This page discusses the use of Natural and lab-grown gemstones in metal clay designs.
Silver Jewelry for Non-Jewelers
By Baroness Cynthia du Pré Argent. Describes the process involved in making a badge and pendant.
In depth information on PMC and Art Clay Silver as well as an artists gallery, how-to section, equipment and merchandise.
Sky And Beyond Metal Clay Tutorials
Tutorials covering a number of metal clay topics to buy.
Society of American Silversmiths: Precious Metal Clay
Definition and production process information including, shaping, firing, and finishing.
Susan D. Design
Metal clay class provider
Touchmark Studios
Metal clay class provider
Yahoo Group - Metal Clay Gallery
A gallery group, with pictures of metal clay work grouped into albums by artists.
Yahoo Groups: Metalclay
Professional artists, certified instructors, and hobbyists are welcome. Message group and message archive with search function going back to March 2002.
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