Join AMCAW Today

Join our international community of metal clay artists and help shape the future of metal clay!

Your member benefits include access to our members-only content in the learning center, access to the members-only Facebook group, member pricing on AMCAW conferences and publications and a listing in our membership directory, Members also get instant access to the Flash & Fire tutorial collection valued at more than $300 (described below), and the opportunity to show your work to a broader audience in members-only challenges. 

If you join as an instructor, you’ll also get a listing in our searchable instructor directory, and you’ll be able to list your classes and workshops in our online calendar or anytime class directory. These benefits help connect you and your class offerings with potential students from across town or across the globe.

Members are also invited to join a committee, which gives you the opportunity to work closely with, and get to know, leading metal clay artists from many different countries.

Additional benefits will be added as AMCAW develops new ways to inspire, engage, and support you.

This organization is funded primarily by passionate and dedicated members like you who are commited to seeing AMCAW succeed in service of the metal clay community.

Flash & Fire:  The AMCAW Tutorial Collection

As a sign of appreciation, every new member will receive access to Flash and Fire, The AMCAW Tutorial Collection, valued at more than $300 and containing 15 tutorials generously donated by leading metal clay artists and instructors.  

Want to help us shape the future of metal clay as we launch conferences, create educational resources, build a non-brand-specific certification program, and more?  After you join AMCAW, just let us know which committees interest you. 

Flash & Fire Tutorial Collection Policies

The tutorials included in Flash & Fire: The AMCAW Tutorial Collection are owned by the author/contributors. You may not share, duplicate or distribute this content. You are encouraged to make the pieces detailed in the tutorials for your personal use, but you may not duplicate these pieces for sale. AMCAW is not responsible for the accuracy of the content in these tutorials. AMCAW is not responsible for any harm or injury you may encounter as a result of these tutorials.

Paula McDowell, Torch Fired enamel

Lora Hart, Ir-RESIST-able patina

Sian Hamilton, Floral Delight

Gordon Uyehara, Earrings

Tracey Spurgin, Tip of the Iceberg


Lis-el Crowley – Scratchfoam Windowpane pendant, Basic Fused Glass, Prong Settings in Metal Clay

Rodica Frunze – Devotion – Metal Clay Clasp

Sian Hamilton – Floral Delight Pendant

Lora Hart – Ir-resist-able Patina

Paula McDowell – Torch Fired Enamel on Base Metal Clay

Wendy McManus – What’s Your Story? A storytelling process for artists

Evelyn Pelati – Loop in Loop Chain

Cindy Silas – Reversible Inlay Earrings

Tracey Spurgin – Tip of the Iceberg – Seaglass Pendant in Metal Clay

Carrie Story – The Kiln Gods Were Kind! Now How Do I Polish It?

Gordon Uyehara – Ammonite Pendant, Bronze and Copper Link Bracelet, Metal Clay and Found Object Earrings

General Membership


  • Flash & Fire: The AMCAW Tutorial Collection, a $300 value
  • Listing in the Members Directory (visible only to other members) with artist bio, image, and link to your website
  • Access to competitions and challenges
  • Access to our Virtual Guild
  • Listing in the Artist Showroom
  • Access to members-only educational content
  • Member pricing on AMCAW events and publications
  • Member pricing on advertising placed in AMCAW channels
  • Electronic copy of our newsletter
  • Access to searchable events calendar
  • Volunteer opportunities to help shape the future of metal clay
  • More benefits to be added as we grow

Instructor Membership


  • All of the general membership benefits
  • Opportunity to promote your classes and events in our searchable events calendar
  • Additional listing in the Instructor Directory (visible to the public) with artist bio, artwork images and links to websites, to help you connect with potential students
  • More benefits to be added as we grow


Guild Membership

  • Guild directory listing
  • Opportunity to promote guild events in our searchable events calendar
  • Access to mentorship and other guild support programs
  • More benefits to be added as we grow