Metal Clay Artists Symposium 2018 by Jeannette Froese LeBlanc

Last week memories of metal clay conferences started popping up on people’s Facebook feeds.  People all over the world have been sharing memories and commenting on how much they miss going to a metal clay conference!  Well there’s still time to attend the Metal Clay Artists symposium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina!  MCAS is being held August 23-26 at Sawtooth School for Visual Art. You’ll see lots more info on the website
This exciting 4-day event, at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art (SSVA), features the most innovative workshop leaders in a creative environment, sharing inspiration, techniques, and cutting-edge technology with the metal clay community through hands-on workshops, breakout sessions, free Technique Discovery Workshops, Meet and Greet opportunities, vendor shopping, a month-long metal clay exhibit and more! MCAS General Registration is $55 and includes the Product Playground, the Metal Clay Round Table, Vendor Shopping, two Breakout Sessions, an invitation to participate in the “Metal Clay Expressions 2” exhibit, exhibit reception and awards, Instructor Meet-and-Greet, Charm Swap with coffee and donuts, and NEW  2-hour Sunday Technique Discovery Workshops.
The Featured artist this year is Cindy Pope, right now all of her classes on using the Silhouette cutter with metal clay are sold out, however, there are lots of other classes and workshops still with space! Check out these wonderful workshop ideas with many more online.

Breakout Sessions on Friday and Saturday include: “Teaching for Success – How to be a Fun and Effective Instructor” with Brandy Boyd and “What’s New, NOW and Next?” An exciting presentation of trending metal clay products and processes, as well as future plans –with some FUNctional giveaways:) with Kim Landolt

Come visit the Sawtooth School located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, NC, the “City of Arts and Innovation” and learn something new and meet up with old friends!













Photos of me with some metal clay artist friends at the MCWC (Metal Clay World Conference) 2011 Chicago. Why reminisce?  Make some new memories at MCAS 2018.