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Australia

The First International Chapter of the PMC Guild
The Victoria, Australia Chapter, based in Melbourne.  Meetings are held alternate months with the next one scheduled for late September.  For Information contact carolgregory30@gmail.com

Arizona

The Phoenix area, Metal Heads, Feat of Clay Chapter of the PMC Guild. The Metal Heads are a diverse group of silver clay enthusiasts with various backgrounds and interests with one common goal. They are dedicated to sharing their passion with friends and have fun doing it!

The MHFOC meet monthly at Fire & Friends Z Art Studio located at 8550 N. 91st Avenue in Peoria AZ. The meetings consist of sharing information as well as experimenting with different techniques, processes & mediums. Dues are $20 per year, payable after your first meeting plus a $5 per  meeting donation.

Some knowledge of metal clay is helpful, but not required, all levels are welcome. The groups goals are to share ideas and expand our knowledge, but most of all to have fun with friends!

www.mhfoc.org
www.ffzstudio.com

California

Metal Clay Alchemists Society of San Diego County
Meets quarterly at the Continuing Education, West City Pt. Loma Campus, room 127., 6:00 p.m. The address is 3249 Fordham St, SD 92110.Contact Stan or Ann Rosier for more information All Metal Clay Enthusiasts are welcome!

San Diego County Chapter of the PMC Guild
Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm 5654 Mildred Street, San Diego, CA  92110
Blog:  www.sdcpmcguild.blogspot.com http://www.pmcguild.com/chapters/sandiego/about.html
Contact Person:  Melissa @ mwilcoxson83@aol.com

San Diego Guild
Contact Louise Shadonix, Oversight Director San Diego PMC Guild for more information.

Colorado

The Western Slope Metal Clay Artisans chapter aka Grand Junction Chapter of the PMC Guild and the Art Clay Society. We serve metal clay enthusiasts on the western slope of Colorado and in eastern Utah.  We meet in Grand Junction, CO on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm where we have studio exploration time lead by our members as well as several seminars each year presented by nationally known metal clay artists.  We are a “non-denominational” group dually chartered by both PMC Guild (PMCG) and Art Clay Society (ACS) with interest in all types of metal clay.  We have no local dues, but members are required to join both the ACS and PMCG after attending one meeting. Contact Cindy Holst Chapter Leader cindysancolorado@yahoo.com for more information.

Florida

Florida Suncoast Chapter of  PMC Guild (Sarasota and Bradenton), meets at 6:30 on the third Wednesday of each month at the Reinemeyer Studio, 2550 26th St., West Bradenton, FL. Contact Wendy Traver or visit http://www.pmcguild.com/chapters/floridasuncoast.html for more information.

PMC Southwest Florida, is the southwest Florida chapter of athe national PMC Guild.  The southwest Florida chapter meets in the southern half of Florida at least part of the year.  We look forward to meeting you.  Contact  Helene K.  helene_florida@yahoo.com for more information.

The Miami Metal Clay Artists ,which is the local chapter of  Art Clay Society, USA, and PMC Guild meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 630 p.m. for social and 7:00 for meeting and project. Meetings are held at Torchfire Studio, 4229 Southwest 75th Ave., Miami, FL 33255. We welcome all metal clay enthusiasts. Contact chapter leader Bernadette Denoux 305 273-8829.For more information visit www.miamimetalclayartists.com Email Bernadette at Miamimetalclayartists@yahoo.com.

Illinois

Chicago South Metal Clay Alliance welcomes all metal clay enthusiasts: all experience levels, all brands, all metals! We are a technique-focused but relaxed and open group who loves to meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1pm, at Art Clay Society Headquarters. (4535 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, IL 60453). We enjoy demonstrations mingled with open studios, field trips, and priceless info sharing. For more information, please email Katie at Katie@artclayworld.com. We’ll enjoy meeting you!

Suburban Silver Society meets the second Friday of each month, all metal clay artists are invited.  We are a hands on group, we work on a project at each meeting.  New techniques and demonstrations are presented and worked on by all.  For more information contact Deb Wojnorowski at fussyfinery@sbcglobal.net.

Kansas

The Kansas City chapter of the PMC Guild Is an eclectic group of artists from the great Kansas City metropolitan area with a common interest in metal clays—PMC, ArtClay, Copper, Bronze.  We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month to share a hands-on exploration of a technique or media.  Dues are currently $10.00 annually.  Contact chapter president Lynette Fisk at bylynette@gmail.com or check out our website www.kcpmcguild.org for current meeting information.

Massachusetts

Greater Boston Metal Clay Chapter Meet every 4th Sunday of each month at Metalwerx, 50 Guinan Street, Waltham, MA from 7pm - 9pm.   Each meeting we discuss new topics, ideas, have a demo, and discuss our current month's challenge. For more information visit them at http://bostonmetalclay.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid=130525423846

New Hampshire

The Merrimack Valley Metal Clay Collaborative Meets every third Sunday of the month, except holidays from 11 a.m. until ? at Art Clay Studio, llc, 99 Factory St., Ext., Nashua, NH 03060 Contact Carol at 603-560-5402  No dues
www.freewebs.com/artclaysocietynewengland/

New York

PMC Guild-Syracuse/CNY Chapter Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 3:00-4:45 at the Manlius Public Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Way, Manlius

Upstate New York Metal Clay Guild
Studio 34 Creative Arts Center and Gallery, 34 Elton St., Rochester, NY 14607.  Contact Marilynne at Studio34artists@aol.com or call 585-737-5858 for more information.

Ohio

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the PMC Guild meets monthly in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For more information please contact the chapter representative at neopmc155@gmail.com

This is a new feature of Metal Clay Today. If you are a Certified Instructor with PMC or Art Clay World, you can email us with your contact information. It will get posted here for all the world to see.

Please include your name, email address, the area you teach in such as city, state and country, what you teach. Include your web address or online destination with your instructor certificate number from Art Clay World or Rio Grande.

Certification is a requirement to teach either brand specific fine silver clay. Non-certified instructors are welcome to submit their names for classes not involving either brand.

California

Tes Shea - Santee, CA
Senior Certified Art Clay World Instructor. Teaching Art Clay Silver beginners to intermediate classes at the Bravo School of Art, Point Loma, CA. Email Tes@GBU-Art.com.

Maine

Lisa Salsbury - Ellsworth, ME

Rio Grande certified Metal Clay Artisan. For a schedule of teaching times and locations visit www.willowandme.com or email: info@willowandme.com. Check out the blog at http://www.willowandme.blogspot.com.

New Hampshire

Michela Verani - Londonderry, NH

Art Clay Certifying Senior Instructor & Master's Registry II
While I certify only in Art Clay, I teach all brands and varieties of metal clay at all skill levels, beginner to advanced. I teach at my home studio, at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, the Bead Fest conferences, and a number of venues throughout New England. Email: mikki@everlastingtreasures.org.

United Kingdom

Lynn Glazzard - Whitby, UK
Master Registry Level 1 Instructor. Teaching Art Clay Silver including Certification courses and enameling at her studio. Artist in residence at Whitby Museum in 2009. Email Lynne@gmail.com.

Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx, based in East Yorkshire, UK. Craftworx is a dedicated metal clay studio with Senior Art Clay Instructor Tracey Spurgin as Director. Tracey also holds the level 2 PMC Connection certification, with more than then years teaching experienc3 and a passion to share her ideas and knowledge. She teaches beginner to advance and certification courses. Email: Tracey@craftworx.co.uk