Lis-el Crowley Vision Award

In honor of AMCAW’s co-founder, we present the Lis-el Crowley Vision Award, designed to honor her legacy within the metal clay community. 

Nominate a deserving artist by February 20th!

This is your opportunity to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact in our metal clay world, by nominating them for this prestigious honor. 

Those you nominate should embody the award’s criteria of:

  • A spirit of generosity within the metal clay community
  • Support for the advancement of metal clay artistry
  • Support for the metal clay community
  • Promotion of metal clay outside the metal clay community

It’s time to open your heart and consider who you would like to nominate. This process is very inclusive and AMCAW membership is NOT required to nominate someone or to be nominated. 

Recognition of the Award Recipient

The winner of the Lis-el Crowley Vision Award will receive the recognition that comes with being singled out by their peers as a generous, impactful, and supportive member of the metal clay community.

  • The announcement will be made during a ceremony at the SINTER Conference on May 21, 2022.
  • The winner will receive one gratis registration to the inaugural SINTER Conference, scheduled for May of 2022.
  • News of this honor will be shared widely in AMCAW’s social media channels and newsletter.

2021 Lis-el Crowley
Vision Award

Tim McCreight

Learn more about Tim and watch the video of his award ceremony here.

Nomination Details and Process

Nominations close on February 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced on May 21, 2022 at the SINTER Conference.

Any member of the community, including both AMCAW members and non-members may submit a nomination here.

This is a very inclusive award. Any member of the community from anywhere in the world, including both AMCAW members and non-members, are eligible to be nominated (with a few exceptions). Current board members are not eligible for this award.

The nomination form includes a series of questions designed to help the selection panel understand how this individual exemplifies the spirit of Lis-el Crowley, including:

  • The spirit of generosity within the metal clay community
  • Support for the advancement of metal clay artistry
  • Support for the metal clay community
  • Promotion of metal clay outside the metal clay community

If you’d like to nominate someone, please take your time and be thoughtful when completing the form.

An independent selection panel will review the nominations and select the winner.

The more complete the nomination forms, the easier it will be for the selection panel to do their job and choose a worthy recipient.

Official Rules

  • Eligibility rules may change for future versions of this award.
  • An individual may nominate themselves.
  • Nominees may be living or deceased.
  • The decision of the selection panel is final.
  • The gratis registration at the SINTER conference has no cash value. If the recipient decides not to attend or the conference is cancelled, there is no cash equivalent.
  • The SINTER registration for the winner is non-transferrable.
  • AMCAW will not be responsible for flights, hotel accommodation costs or other incidental costs associated with attendance at the SINTER Conference.
  • If the conference is cancelled, or the winner is unable to attend the SINTER Conference for any reason, AMCAW will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by the winner of the gratis registration.

About the Award Sculpture

Everything about Lis-el Crowley was unique and captivating. The award sculpture created in her honor meets that same standard.

There are two sculptures. One (a 3D version) will stay with AMCAW, to be displayed at future events, such as SINTER, The AMCAW Conference. Alongside the name of our first winner, the names of future winners will be added to this sculpture, so it becomes an evolving legacy to Lis-el’s impact.

The other sculpture (a wall mounted version) goes to the winner.

Both sculptures were created by Robert Dancik and the name plates were designed and created by Barbara Rivolta.

LCVA AMCAW award close up
LCVA individual award 2021 winner Tim McCreight
LCVA individual award close up

About Lis-el Crowley

Lis-el was well known for her generosity of spirit and her enthusiasm for the advancement of metal clay artistry. She was a champion and supporter of the metal clay community, and she actively promoted metal clay to artists in a variety of media.

You can learn more about Lis-el here and here.

Lisel Crowley