CROSS POLLINATION

Metal clay’s ability to use techniques and materials from other disciplines continues to amaze me. I think this cross pollination occurs in metal clay because metal clay artists seem more open to possibility. Maybe it’s because metal clay is new … Continue reading

Mikki

About Mikki

I am a metal clay artist, living in Londonderry, New Hampshire. I teach from my home studio, at Metalwerx in Waltham, Mass and various other venues throughout New England. My work can be found at the shops of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and local galleries. You can see my examples of work at www.everlastingtreasures.org

The Order I Hate to Get

It’s been a while since I posted anything, life has been chaotic in the past months, and not a good chaotic.  Hopefully, that’s over and I’ll be back posting regularly again. I love to make things, and love to have … Continue reading

Mikki

About Mikki

I am a metal clay artist, living in Londonderry, New Hampshire. I teach from my home studio, at Metalwerx in Waltham, Mass and various other venues throughout New England. My work can be found at the shops of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and local galleries. You can see my examples of work at www.everlastingtreasures.org

Challenges

This month my post will be a short one, as I’ve been dealing with the flu and a neverending cough! For the past few years I have started each year joining a challenge;  A Ring a Week, an Earring a … Continue reading

Mikki

About Mikki

I am a metal clay artist, living in Londonderry, New Hampshire. I teach from my home studio, at Metalwerx in Waltham, Mass and various other venues throughout New England. My work can be found at the shops of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and local galleries. You can see my examples of work at www.everlastingtreasures.org

Are You A Resolutionary?

Hey all you New Year’s Resolutionaries! It’s that time again. Time to reflect on the year that is ending and think about the new one coming up, resolving to improve this or start/stop that. Make a list of things you … Continue reading

Katie Hanrahan

About Katie Hanrahan

Making jewelry is my passion. Metal clay is part of that passion and a favorite tool in my toolbox. Each day in my studio I try to challenge myself in some way, to push myself to sharpen my skills, think outside the box, learn new techniques or experiment with new materials in order to grow as an artist. I am part of an artists collective called The Screw Factory Artists and you can see some of my work on our website www.screwfactoryartists.com.

Holliday’s regal rough pendant
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This silver pendant from Claire Holliday was the first piece I saw from her work. I was instantly captivated. It was on the promotional postcard for the PMC conference 2007 in London, UK. My first ever conference and also the … Continue reading

Helga van Leipsig

About Helga van Leipsig

Lives and works in The Netherlands. She creates one of a kind and limited edition jewelry that she sells through her website and a few galleries. Exploring the possibilities of metal clay is her passion, one that leads to innovative techniques like using ceramic decals on fine silver. She loves to share her knowledge by teaching metal clay workshops in the south of the Netherlands and presenting at conferences.

Iguana Poop to Moon Rocks

I wanted to get this off my chest since I have been thinking about it, and I want to bring up a point that most of us don’t like to talk about. What’s that you may be asking. It’s the … Continue reading

Bernadette Denoux

About Bernadette Denoux

I have always loved wearing old silver jewelry, and in my jewelry box still have many of my favorite pieces from my earlier years growing up in Coconut Grove, Florida. Little did I know that later in life I would be making and teaching jewelry techniques to adults now that I am a retired teacher. You can see some of my work along with classes on my website www.BernadetteDenoux.com

How I used a Kitchen Disaster to make Silver Jewelry
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You all know Textures Tuesday, right? No? Well it’s an inspiration page on facebook where photos of textures are posted on Tuesday. We challenge each other with themes and brillant pictures, moderated by our lovely host Catherine Witherell. It was … Continue reading

Helga van Leipsig

About Helga van Leipsig

Lives and works in The Netherlands. She creates one of a kind and limited edition jewelry that she sells through her website and a few galleries. Exploring the possibilities of metal clay is her passion, one that leads to innovative techniques like using ceramic decals on fine silver. She loves to share her knowledge by teaching metal clay workshops in the south of the Netherlands and presenting at conferences.

Book Review – Metal Clay and Color

I’m always on the lookout for new books on jewelry design, especially metal clay.  There are lots of books that are good for beginners but few, in my opinion, that can engage an experienced metal clay artist.  One of my … Continue reading

Gail Lannum

About Gail Lannum

My day job is research administration but my career...my obession...is making jewelry. I work primarily in bronze and am inspired by ethnic and tribal art. You can see my jewelry at gaillannum.etsy.com

Fridge Art

I have always envied the jewelry artists who can sketch out their ideas for pieces they want to make: construction details, stones or other inclusions, color. I’ve never been able to do that. I’ve tried – many times – and … Continue reading

Katie Hanrahan

About Katie Hanrahan

Making jewelry is my passion. Metal clay is part of that passion and a favorite tool in my toolbox. Each day in my studio I try to challenge myself in some way, to push myself to sharpen my skills, think outside the box, learn new techniques or experiment with new materials in order to grow as an artist. I am part of an artists collective called The Screw Factory Artists and you can see some of my work on our website www.screwfactoryartists.com.

Mailing Box Make Over

At the PMC conference over the summer, some people came prepared with charms for a Charm Swap. As one of the unprepared, I made my charms after the conference and then was faced with the challenge of how to mail … Continue reading

About Michelle Loon

As metal clay artist and instructor based in Southern California, I love the challenge of reverse engineering imaginative, playful forms into pieces of sculpted wear. When not immersed in clay, I enjoy exploring acrobatic aerial arts. Website: www.laloondesigns.com

A Day to Play – Cutting My First Cabochon

Have you ever cut stone or made a cabochon? I got my first taste at a play date with Ann Davis and now I have a serious case of tool lust. I met the incomparable Ann at my first Metal … Continue reading

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.

Easy Collages

My cousin, Christina, is an expert storyteller.  She always has her camera on hand, and she is a master at finding just the right words to describe a scene.  She started out making beautiful physical scrapbooks, and then transitioned to … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com