The Art of Socially Distancing Classrooms

The Art of Socially Distancing Classrooms

Creating a Safe, Socially-Distanced Teaching Environment Trying to figure out how to safely open up your metal clay classroom again can be daunting. Three popular metal clay instructors talk about their approaches to teaching in our new normal of social-distancing....
Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – People’s Choice

Hidden Worlds Challenge Winner – People’s Choice

Sharon Cavendish Winner of the People’s Choice Award When Sharon saw the title of the Hidden Worlds Challenge, she immediately thought of the dragon Smaug from The Lord of the Rings, with his hidden treasure under the mountain. That inspired her to create her winning...
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...