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 September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021 (1-3 Eastern)
Robert Dancik, Topic: Design
November 20, 2021 (1-3 Eastern)
Lora Hart, Topic: Friction Fit Lid
March 19, 2022
July 16, 2022
There’s Water in the Well – I Just Can’t Find My Bucket
by Robert Dancik
September 18, 2021, at 1pm Eastern, 2 hours
About Robert Dancik
Robert Dancik has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years. He is the originator of Faux Bone™ and Solid Expressions – Artist’s Concrete. These two new materials are perfect for artists involved in jewelry, artist’s books, sculpture, and other disciplines.
Robert is also the author of the book Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry. Robert teaches workshops worldwide and has work in numerous museum, public and private collections both here and abroad. He has artwork published in many books including, in the Lark series, 500 Pendants, 500 handmade Books and 1000 Rings. Robert’s work is also featured in PMC Decade, Fine Art of the Tin Can, The Art of Resin Jewelry, Zilver Klei (Denmark), and Creative Metal Clay Jewelry.
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.
Tracey Spurgin – Trillion Cabochon Stone Set Brooch
Virtual Guild meeting July 17, 2021
Michael Marx – Creating the Illusion of Dimension with Layered Textures
Virtual Guild meeting May 15, 2021
Sian Hamilton – How to photograph
and edit with free software
Virtual Guild meeting March 20, 2021
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