2013 Regional Conferences are Open for Registration!

I’m experiencing metal clay conference withdrawl.  To be honest it started when I pulled out of the conference center this past June.  I had such a great time meeting awesome artists and immersing in a wonderful experience!  Since it was the last major PMC conference and Art Clay also said they weren’t holding anymore I was wondering when I was going to get my big-group-of-like-minded-metal-clay-enthusiests fix again?

FORTUNATELY … some regional conferences have stepped into the gap and are being planned for 2013! The following is a summary of what I’ve found out so far (details subject to change):


Metal Clay by the Bay 2013 logoFirst up is San Diego Metal Clay by the Bay August 9-12, 2013 at the Westin in the Gaslamp Quarter. Registration is open at http://www.metalclaybythebay.com/.  Facebook Page MCBTB


  • This conference is mainly class based – you sign up for class packages of two classes that run Friday-Saturday / Sunday-Monday (limit 20 per class).  I did double-check you can’t split up class packages unless you want to pay double.
  • Friday night there’s a Tips & Tricks session
  • Saturday is the Artist Show & Sell
  • Sunday is the Gala
  • Conference fee is $550 until December 30, 2012, $650 until May 31, 2013, then $750 until August 8, 2013
  • Lodging is separate at $144 a night/room. Continental breakfast is included.
  • Limited to 200 participants
Metal Clay Mojo 2013 logoFor those on the east coast the Metal Clay Mojo Retreat will be September 5-8, 2013 at the Guest House in Connecticut. You can find the registration form online at www.metalclaymojo.com.  Facebook Page MCM


  • This conference is more presentation/panel/demonstration based with several hour-long sessions with at least 4 sessions in each time slot.
  • Show & Sell on Thursday
  • Open Studio Friday & Saturday evenings
  • Pre- and post- conference classes are TBD
  • Conference fee (double occupancy) is $600 until November 1, 2012, $625 until May 31, 2013 and $675 after that
  • Lodging (3 nights) & all meals are included in the above price
  • Commuter rate is $420 until November 1, 2012, $445 until May 31, 2013 and $495 after that (includes meals, no lodging)
  • You can hold your spot with a refundable $150 deposit until June 1, 2013
  • Limited to 80 participants
So does anyone know of conference being planned for 2013 in Europe?  Hint hint…
(updated 10/23 to add the Facebook page links)
Kim Paige

About Kim Paige

As a mother of two young girls, a wife and the family breadwinner, I dream and plan for the days when I can spend more time with art and my business. Until then, I squeeze in as much time as I can in my little basement studio with support from my husband. I’m a techno-phile and information-junkie so when I can’t create, I love to stay up-to-date on the latest Metal Clay news. You can find my website at http://www.RedTree-Studio.com.


2013 Regional Conferences are Open for Registration! — 5 Comments

    • I’m excited! Thanks for posting the details here. It’s nice to have the info all in one place. I’m speaking at MC Mojo and I’m stoked about taking pre or post conference classes.

  1. San Diego will be a wonderful location for the 1st “all” Metal Clay (pmc, artclay) conference…no 1hr breakout sessions with PowerPoint presentations, but 4 days of what we all love Hands on clay time, with the best in the field…don’t miss it…

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