You’re invited to take the challenge as AMCAW announces our first worldwide metal clay competition:  the 2019 Flash & Fire Competition!

Create an original piece of jewelry using, or inspired by, one or more of the metal clay techniques in the Flash & Fire Tutorial Collection, our compilation of 15 tutorials by leading metal clay artists available to all members online, and you could win one of four exciting prizes:

Experience Category Awards

  • New to Metal Clay: one year’s membership in the Jewellers Academy, which includes an all-access pass to a library of jewelry courses, including their popular jewelry business bootcamp. This prize also includes a selection of metal clay books and magazines from Making Jewellery magazine.
  • Beginning/Intermediate:  A Silhouette CurioTM, complete with expert help to learn to use it to cut and etch metal clay (a personal class with Cindy Pope and an online class at Craftcast), plus an original engraver from Chomas Creations.
  • Advanced: A dream collection of metal clays, including gold, silver, bronze, and copper from Rio Grande.

People’s Choice Award

  • After the jury awards the experience level category prizes, voting will open online to the general public for the People’s Choice award for all entries not winning a category prize.  Encourage your friends and family to vote for your piece, and you could win the People’s Choice prize:  an exciting collection of clays and the newest metal clay tools from Cool Tools!

There is no fee to enter the Flash & Fire Challenge; you simply need to be a member of AMCAW.  If your metal clay friends haven’t yet joined AMCAW, this is a terrific reason to join our community of over 350 metal clay artists worldwide.

Don’t delay – The 2019 Flash & Fire Challenge is now open, accepting entries until midnight on April 5, 2019.  For complete information about the Challenge, click here.

We can’t wait to see the wonderful jewelry you’ll create!