Lis-el Crowley Vision Award

While we mourn the loss of AMCAW’s co-founder and our dear friend, Lis-el Crowley, it is a great privilege to create this award in her honor. 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.

To aid in our search for the inaugural winner of the Lis-el Crowley Vision Award, we’re asking you and all members of the metal clay community to consider who fits this description in your eyes. 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 meet the award’s criteria of:

  • Generosity of spirit 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.

lis-el crowley, Silver goddess pendant
Lisel Crowley
Silver clay cuff with pink facetted stone

Recognition of the Award Recipient

 
The inaugural 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 live, online event, to be broadcast on AMCAW’s Facebook page.
  • 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.
  • The winner will be featured on a permanent winner’s page on the amcaw.org website.

Nomination Details and Process

  • Nominations close on March 17 and the winner to be announced in May, 2021.
  • 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 and past board members and advisory panel members are not eligible for the inaugural version of 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:
  • Generosity of spirit 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.
  • A small panel of people who knew Lis-el well 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

  • Anyone wishing to submit a nomination must complete the online nomination form. Submissions made in other formats will not be considered.
  • AMCAW membership is not required to submit a nomination. Any member of the metal clay community may submit a nomination.
  • An individual may submit nominations for multiple people but each nomination must be on a separate online nomination form
  • AMCAW membership is not required to be nominated. Any member of the metal clay community may be nominated with the following exception:
  • Current and past AMCAW Board Members and AMCAW Advisory Panel members are not eligible to be nominated for this first award.
  • 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.
  • This award has no cash value.