Our Teams

AMCAW is run by a team of over 50 volunteers, all metal clay artists who like sharing their talents to promote metal clay as a medium and help other metal clay artists. They are using the business and professional skills they developed outside of their metal clay work to help AMCAW become an organization that advances the medium we all love.

Join the team! It’s fun, rewarding, and you’ll build solid friendships with other metal clay artists across the globe. Take a look at the teams below to find the one where your talents might shine the brightest.

Advanced Studies

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a skill based, hands on, program devoted to metal clay artistry that supports makers to achieve their creative goals through a journey of self study? This talented team is working to create a program that is inclusive of all brands of metal clay, all levels of expertise, and that could be completed with the guidance and companionship of a respected instructor and your fellow peers. If you have a passion for teaching and helping others to grow artistically, like to develop projects, or are skilled in organizing and managing educational programs, you’ll really enjoy working on this team.

Team leader is Lora Hart, supported by Patrice Baker

Communications & Marketing

This buzzing group creates the fun, engaging communications which connect the community to AMCAW and involve both members and the general public in our events and activities. If you like to design graphics, create conversations on social media, write or edit work about interesting metal clay activities, generate wildly creative marketing ideas, produce videos, or craft communication/marketing plans, this team is for you!

Team leader is Martha Vaughan, supported by Sue Lokaj

Conference

This energetic team is putting together a magical mix of top-notch instructors, intriguing presentations, and a whole lot of metal clay fun to create SINTER, an international metal clay conference which will launch in 2022. If you like to organize events, work with instructors and presenters, create a welcoming and fun event environment, or calmly manage the gazillion details of a large live event, you need to join this team!

Team leader is Pam Feindel

Curating for Excellence

This small team is passionate about nurturing the metal clay stars of the future! They work to help all metal clay artists be the best they can be, from polishing the presentation of their work to advancing their artistry. Creating new opportunities where none exist, such as artist challenges and publications, this high-energy team is always looking for ways to help artists advance. If you are an experienced artist who likes encouraging others to push themselves to the next level, this team needs your talent and would love to talk with you!

Team leader is Julia Rai, supported by Robert Dancik

Education

Working in metal clay is a continual learning journey, and helping all skill levels along that journey with educational support is one of our top priorities. This team creates valuable online articles, videos, and other resources which tap into their collective years of experience and experimentation to deliver well-researched and experience-based educational content which is helpful to everyone working with metal clay. If you’re passionate about helping others learn, can write or edit metal clay articles, or have experience with video production, this is your sweet spot!

Team leader is Brandy Boyd, supported by Vanessa Weber

Fundraising

Working to create and develop lasting relationships with sponsors and foundations, this team also looks for creative ways to raise funds to support our programs. If you’re a creative thinker, good at building relationships, adept at writing grant applications, or experienced in sales, you’ll love this enthusiastic, upbeat group which is laying groundwork for our future!

Team leader is Paula McDowell, supported by Jan Coussens

Guild Support

Whenever two or three metal clay artists get together, magic happens! This team is all about creating more of this magic through our Virtual Guild, which connects artists across the globe in online meetings featuring experts, top artists, and trending topics in metal clay. If you’re a people person, good at organizing, a responsive communicator, or gifted at identifying new trends/techniques/ products which metal clay artists should know about, you’ll shine on this passionate team!

Team leader is Bronwyn Evans, supported by Stephanie Chavez

Member Engagement

Members are the center of our universe! This team focuses on some of our most important questions: How can AMCAW meet the needs of metal clay artists like you? What are the benefits you want from AMCAW which would make your membership an absolute must-have year after year, and compel you to tell your friends, “you’ve gotta be part of this!'” If you’re a people person, think creatively, have a great sense of fun, have customer relationship experience, are a good organizer, or get excited about building relationships and communities, this team will be excited to meet you!

Team leader is Julia Rai, supported by Annemarie Klappe

Website and Technology

A global community is an online community, and this team keeps us connected worldwide. Our web team develops and runs our website, creatively designing and organizing webpages to create the welcoming, engaging face of AMCAW online. If you understand InDesign, can edit and resize photos, speak SEOs, edit videos, or create pages with ease, please text, email or otherwise digitally contact this team asap.

Team leader is Sian Hamilton, supported by Wendy McManus

Our Volunteers

Alison Lee
Anca Crahmaliuc
Anne Acker
Annemarie Klappe
Barbara Clow
Barbara Rivolta
Brandy Boyd

Bretworth Apthorp
Bronwyn Evans
Caroline Jaccard Krejci
Charlotte Edwards
Cindy Pope
Cindy Silas
Clarese Basile
Corina Gheorghe

Dawn Hemstreet
Jaime Padilla
Jan Castille
Jan Coussens
Jayne Roth
Julia Rai
Kathy McDonald
Kathy Moon
Lana Stamper
Laura Roehl
Lora Hart
Louise Collins
Lyle Rayfield
Martha Biggar
Martha Vaughan
Misti Mazurik
Nancy Miller
Pam Feindel
Patrice Baker
Paula McDowell
Robert Dancik
Roni Duke
Sian Hamilton
Stephanie Chavez
Stephanie Zier
Susan Lokaj
Terri Hickey
Vanessa Weber
Wendy McManus
Alison Lee
Anca Crahmaliuc
Anne Acker
Annemarie Klappe
Barbara Clow
Barbara Rivolta
Brandy Boyd

Bretworth Apthorp
Bronwyn Evans
Caroline Jaccard Krejci
Charlotte Edwards
Cindy Pope
Cindy Silas
Clarese Basile
Corina Gheorghe

Dawn Hemstreet
Jaime Padilla
Jan Castille
Jan Coussens
Jayne Roth
Julia Rai
Kathy McDonald
Kathy Moon
Lana Stamper
Laura Roehl
Lora Hart
Louise Collins
Lyle Rayfield
Martha Biggar
Martha Vaughan
Misti Mazurik
Nancy Miller
Pam Feindel
Patrice Baker
Paula McDowell
Robert Dancik
Roni Duke
Sian Hamilton
Stephanie Chavez
Stephanie Zier
Susan Lokaj
Terri Hickey
Vanessa Weber
Wendy McManus