Directory of Guilds

Local and regional metal clay guilds provide the opportunity for artists to connect, share ideas and build community. To get your guild listed in this directory, please complete this form.

Arizona Metal Clay Artists

The mission of the Arizona Metal Clay Artists (AZMCA) is to serve the membership through member support, sharing of ideas, information, tips and education.

AZMCA has many members who actively teach, participate in community shows, and work with a variety of metal clay brands and types. Membership includes those just starting on their metal clay journey to those that are published artists, recipients of various awards, Saul Bell finalists and several who have been creating with metal clay since its inception in the 1990s. There is something for everyone in our welcoming group.

Meetings are the first Sunday of each month. Please contact us for the exact time and location.

Contact us at AZmetalclayartists@aol.com or through our Facebook page

 

Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society

The Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society (JGMS) offers classes in metal clay. In addition, we have classes in silversmithing, cabbing, faceting, beading, and other courses of interest to members.

We have a physical location in Jacksonville Florida, where we hold our monthly meetings and all our classes. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, classes are very inexpensive. Students must be a member of JGMS, but membership is only $25 a year.

JGMS holds monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month. These are for the general membership. The metal clay classes are where metal clay subjects are discussed. We have lots of flexibility as to the classes we have and the skills we learn.

Contact Anne Acker at aacker_us@yahoo.com

 

Georgia Metal Clay Guild

Based in Atlanta, GA, the GMCG serves the state of Georgia. Our focus is on providing educational programs and social interaction for our local metal clay community. Because our mission is to create a community and bring people together, we do not record or broadcast our meetings.

For more information visit the website

We meet 8 times a year at Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, GA. Our meetings are the second wednesday of the month at 7pm with the exception of June, July, August and January. We do not meet those four months.

To join the group visit http://www.gamcg.org/and use the sign up link. Membership is free.

 

Greater Philadelphia Metal Clay Guild

We are a free and informal group of Metal Clay artists interested in meeting others with an interest in Metal Clay and Jewelry Making. We service Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, and surrounding areas. We welcome new and experienced artisans welcome.

• Free and educational meetings.
• Guest master instructors.
• Field trips.
• Play sessions and more.

Find our events and activities on Facebook

Meetings are held monthly in different members homes, see our list of activities on our Facebook page.

Sign up for an event and come and attend, it’s free. Guest instructors and classes usually have a fee associated.

 

Holly Gage

hgage1@ptd.net

 

L’esprit du Métal – The Louisiana Chapter of the PMC Guild

The primary mission of the Louisiana Chapter of the PMC Guild is to celebrate “L’esprit du Métal”, the spirit of metal.  We are a group of dedicated metal clay enthusiasts who wish to gather together to:

• Promote education and understanding of metal clay among its members and the community
• Share knowledge of metal clay techniques
• Encourage and inspire each other
• Advance our artistic development in metal clay of all forms

At this time, there are no regularly scheduled meetings. 

Check the website, and our Facebook page for upcoming meetings and events.

Paula McDowell

lapmcguild@gmail.com

Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia

The Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization composed of metal artists and craft workers, founded in March 1951. The Guild’s purpose is to stimulate and develop an interest in both traditional and innovative metal crafts and art. This includes jewelry, silversmithing and goldsmithing, sculpture, enameling,metal clay, blade making. It involves the use of non-precious and precious metals, alone or in combination with alternative materials.

The Guild aims to encourage and assist members in developing their skills and by providing learning and development opportunities primarily for the members. It also aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for members to participate in craft display, promotion or markets.
We are located in Nova Scotia, Canada and have members throughout the entire province.

For more information see our website.

To learn more about us please see or website or email the guild at metalartsns@gmail.com
We meet once a month and all are welcome to visit. Check the MEETINGS tab on our website for the next meeting.

 

Membership is open to those interested in developing their skills in the Metal Arts.

For full membership, the applicant will submit to the Standards Committee an application form together with three (3) representative pieces of their work using metal and any alternative materials, recently made by the applicant. The pieces should show evidence of some capability in working metal, but an expert level of practice is not required. The Guild is a teaching organization and will assist members to advance their skills and standards of work. 

Associate Members will be persons interested in the metal arts, or intending to become full members. They are welcome to attend meetings and workshops to advance their skills.

To become a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia please contact:

Ben Sickles (President) bensickles65@gmail.com 
(902) 890-9810‬

Ben Sickles (President)

bensickles65@gmail.com 
(902) 890-9810‬

Northeast Ohio Metal Clay Guild

The North East Ohio Metal Clay Guild is a membership organization made up of people interested in practicing jewelry-making skills, especially in metal clay. We started out as an organization to learn more about using metal clay, but we’ve evolved into other jewelry and metal skills, from “traditional” to not so traditional.  From time to time, we’ve tried fold-forming, chain mail, polymer, resins, wire-working, enameling, dichroic glass, kumihimo, etching, and more, but the first love of most of our members is still metal clay. We offer occasional workshops to our members first and then to the public.

Check the website, and our Facebook page for upcoming meetings and events.

We meet the third Sunday of most months, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Occasionally we have excursions or alter the meeting date or time.

Membership is $30 per year. Contact the president, Pat Hartman, or the treasurer, Carolyn Hoffart.

 

Pat Hartman

zzhildegard@yahoo.com

4405437635

Metal Arts Guild of Utah (MGAU)

Metal Arts Guild of Utah (MGAU) logo

Metal Arts Guild of Utah (MGAU) was created to gather and represent the artists in Utah working with metal in any and all forms. Scheduled speakers and events occur monthly.

The long-term goals are to make this organization an asset to artists in this area, such as sponsoring visiting instructors, sponsoring shows, creating a directory of artists and resources in the area.

Meets monthly. The first meeting is free.

Come to a meeting, the first is meeting is free. A nominal yearly fee is requested to cover refreshments, and operating expenses.

Jan Harris Smith, President

janharrissmithstudio@gmail.com

360-713-1004

PNW Metal Clay Artists

PNW MCA Logo

The PNW Metal Clay Artists serves Washington, Oregon and southern BC. Our mission is to encourage and facilitate in-person meetups and activities. Come play with your metal clay friends!

Our official meetings are quarterly. Since we serve a broad area, each meeting is in a different location to keep thetravel demands fair for everyone. Meeting details announced in our FB group and in our email newsletter. Unofficial playdates with more local members strongly encouraged.

Request membership

AND sign up for our directory at PNW Directory

There are no dues or membership fees. The only requirement is living in the PNW.

Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club of Tampa Florida, Inc

Metal Arts Guild of Utah (MGAU) logo

Our Metal Clay department is run by Barbara Rivolta who keeps us challenged and always having fun with Metal Clay.

Barbara also teaches our Fused Glass and Enameling classes.

Our club also offers a Full Lapidary Shop, Metal Shop, Faceting, Wire Wrapping, Beading plus puts on 2 large Gem & Minerals shows a year.

Visit our website 

Contact Barbara Rivolta barbara.rivolta@gmail.com for current class schedule or check our Facebook page under events

By website or coming into clubhouse.

Gerri Lundergan

geodeeditor@gmail.com

Barbara Rivolta

barbara.rivolta@gmail.com