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Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – Advanced Category

Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – Advanced Category

Meet Gabriele Landolt Winner, Advanced Category, Hidden Worlds Challenge Gabriele’s winning piece, Hide the Precious, is an intricate hinged locket which opens to reveal a glimpse of brilliant color hidden behind a second hinged cover. Opening the final compartment...

Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – Intermediate Category

Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – Intermediate Category

Meet Joy Wignall Winner, Intermediate Category, Hidden Worlds Challenge Joy Wignall, winner of the Intermediate Category, bought her first package of metal clay three years ago after retiring from teaching computing.  Reluctant to open it, she explored the internet...

Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – Beginners Category

Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – Beginners Category

Meet Denise Hershey Winner, Beginners Category, Hidden Worlds Challenge Denise’s winning entry in the Beginners Category began with her discovery of a beautiful rhyolite stone with inclusions that looked like little planetary systems to her.  An archaeology fan and...

Help Available to Artists During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Help Available to Artists During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For many of us, metal clay is not just an artistic pursuit, it’s a business, and the current COVID-19 pandemic is causing real financial hardship. Thankfully, there IS help available specifically for artists and small businesses. There are many foundations and...

Behind the Scenes: Meet Sian Hamilton

Behind the Scenes: Meet Sian Hamilton

One of the earliest members as AMCAW began to take shape was Sian Hamilton, owner of Sapphire Blue Web Design. Not only was she a natural for creating the AMCAW website, but she’s also an artist passionate about metal clay. Sian has a BA in 3D Design, specializing in...

Choosing the Right Background for Your Jewelry Photos

Choosing the Right Background for Your Jewelry Photos

Choosing and Using the Right Background for Your Jewelry Photographs Choosing the best background for your piece is important to show it to its best advantage, and to meet the requirements of your desired use. When people send me photographs for editing, I usually...