AMCAW Virtual Guild
The AMCAW Virtual Guild is a benefit available only to AMCAW members. Once per quarter, join a live online meeting where you can learn new skills from top-notch members of the metal clay community.
Our goal is to move beyond teaching techniques to create a space where artists of all levels can contribute their knowledge and enthusiasm, learning from each other and supporting and interacting for the benefit of the entire community. All Virtual Guild Meetings are recorded to make it easy for our members to listen at a later time when the live meeting is not convenient.
Our next meeting is May 15, 2021
Creating the Illusion of Dimension with Layered Textures
by Michael Marx
May 15, 2021, at 1pm Eastern, 2 hours
This presentation will cover how the layering of textures can make basic designs more interesting, add depth, dimension and detail to metal clay designs
About Michael J. Marx/Unsane Art
Michael is a sculptor and artist and has been for as long as he can remember. His childhood gifts were art supplies as often as they were toys or books. Michael was born in Massachusetts in 1969 and lived there for 18 years, before becoming a born-again Californian in 1987.
Originally, he sculpted in FIMO polymer clay, and honed his ability to transform his visions into 3-D images. In 2000, Michael took his first PMC class and was hooked. PMC’s affinity for texture, flexibility of form, and choices of finishing techniques make it ideal for Michael as an artist.
The combinations of fine detail, high texture and varied forms are not easily achieved using traditional methods of casting and fabrication. While Michael’s main focus is making wearable sculpture, he also works in mixed media.
Virtual Guild Video Library
To see the video recordings of previous meetings please click the button below. You will need to be logged into your account to access these recordings.
Sian Hamilton – How to photograph and edit
Virtual Guild meeting March 20, 2021
Corina Gheorghe – Tension Set Rings
Virtual Guild meeting January 16, 2021
Robert Dancik – Why Design???
Virtual Guild meeting October 17, 2020
Julia Rai – Brilliant Bails
Virtual Guild meeting July 18, 2020
How It Works?
Each Virtual Guild meeting includes three sections:
- Presentation by a top-notch metal clay instructor
- Q & A session for viewers to ask questions of the instructor
- Show & Tell segment where members’ pieces can be shared and discussed
The meetings are held in a webinar format. The presenting instructor is live online and will use on-screen photos and videos to teach concepts and techniques that are of interest to metal clay artists.
We know you will have great questions! That’s why time is set aside in each meeting for Q & A with the instructor. Participants use the built-in Q&A and chat boxes to ask questions and engage in discussions.
During the Show & Tell segment, we show photos of pieces submitted in advance by members who wish to get feedback, seek help with problem-solving or share their own creative solutions. The trusty chat box will allow everyone to get into the action and share their thoughts.
Join us live for the Virtual Guild meeting or watch the recording afterwards.
- Click the Register Now button to sign up for the next Virtual Guild meeting. If the Register Now button is not showing then registration is not currently open.
- You are registering for one meeting only and will need to register again if you wish to attend another meeting in the future.
- You will receive an email confirming your registration, which will include instructions and a link to join the meeting. You will also receive reminder emails prior to the meeting.
- A recording of the meeting will be available on this page to AMCAW members.
- The Virtual Guild meeting will take place on the Zoom webinar platform. For more information visit the Zoom attendee help page.
VIRTUAL GUILD FAQs
Since the middle ages people with common interests have been coming together to form guilds. The craft and merchant guilds of that time were an important part of the fabric of society, maintaining standards and protecting the interests of the members. Though the merchant guilds have faded away there are still guilds of artisans and craftspeople. Today these groups serve to help us share knowledge and create companionship with others who are passionate about the same thing.
Apply To Present At A Future Meeting
If you are a member of the metal clay community with something interesting to share, then this high-profile opportunity might be perfect for you!
You must be an AMCAW member to apply