Metal Clay Mojo Presentation – Artist Web Sites

This past weekend I participated in the Metal Clay Mojo conference hosted by Lis-el Crowley. Long story short…it was A-Ma-Zing! So many passionate artistic people together for four days in a beautiful setting with lots to learn & discuss…heaven! When … 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.

Deciphering Test Strips

Second of a Two Part Series: Sintering, Test Strips and Carbon-Fired Clays In my last post I talked about why test strips are a good idea. For this article, I talked with Bill Struve, inventor of BRONZClay and COPPRClay, and … Continue reading

Evelyn

About Evelyn

I'm a metal clay artist who is learning something new every day. My goal in my work is to make things that are well crafted and distinctively from my own hands, like the work of a good tailor. My jewelry can be found at http://www.evelynpelati.com.

Why Use Test Strips?

First of a Two Part Series: Sintering, Test Strips and Carbon-Fired Clays Ever since I’ve been using carbon-fired clays, I have become a big advocate of test strips. A lot of work can be wasted without the information that they … Continue reading

Evelyn

About Evelyn

I'm a metal clay artist who is learning something new every day. My goal in my work is to make things that are well crafted and distinctively from my own hands, like the work of a good tailor. My jewelry can be found at http://www.evelynpelati.com.

So You Want To Do An Art Show…Part Deux

There are three basic things you will need when you start doing art shows.   The rest is just decoration….well…not just…but it’s decoration. The first is a booth or tent.  If you aren’t planning on doing outdoor shows, you would only … 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

I’d like feedback on how everyone keeps track of blogging!?
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Having joined this amazing group of generous artists who are always willing to share their experiences; I find myself in awe!  Feeling a bit like the redheaded (Feria) step-child here.  I did attempt to blog before and just couldn’t organize the time or … Continue reading

About Donna Lewis

I'm still fascinated by the process that metal clay goes through from its initial form to finished work. A variety of techniques: both unique to metal clay, and standard in traditional goldsmithing; are combined to create some of the most individual signatures in art jewelry today. Absolutely thrilled to see what comes next!

What Condition My Commission Is In

Commissions. Some people live for them. Some people don’t seek them out but like to get them. Some folks are fine with doing just a few here and there. And some people have no desire whatsoever to do them. I … 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.

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

Three Books To Help You Look Good

I recently designed a new postcard for my jewelry business. I think it turned out really nice, and it’s not obvious that it was DIY. A friend saw the piece and said, “where did you learn how to do that?” … 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

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