Welcome to All Things Metal Clay, a wide ranging discussion of, well, all things metal clay, and oodles more.

While this blog started as a shopping blog, with advice on where to buy what, I have since expanded into more areas. I still offer reviews and suggestions on metal clay and polymer clay tools, books, cameras and photography equipment.

In addition, I cover business issues, such as home shows and online selling; Jewelry Tourism, techniques, sources and educational options for those who want to learn jewelry making.

In the general category, among other things, I share where my work is showing now.

About Your Blogger

Elaine Luther is an artist, writer and specialty tool manufacturer. Elaine began making jewerly in junior high school, no, before that, re-making jewelry and projects involving fishing swivels.

She began studying metalsmithing in college at the University of Iowa. She continued her studies at Columbia College and in two apprenticeships.

She began teaching metalsmithing in 1992 and has taught at numerous art centers including Lillstreet Art Center and the Indianapolis Art Center. She began teaching Precious Metal Clay in 1997 and was certified by the PMC Guild in 1999. She became a level one instructor with Art Clay in 2005.

Elaine has been interviewed in articles in Bead and Button, The Crafts Report, AJM (published by the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America), Studio PMC, and Fusion. Her jewelry has been pictured in Studio PMC and she has had articles published in Studio PMC. She has had two step by step articles published in Art Jewelry Magazine, and one step by step article published by Art Jewelry Magazine online.

Recent gallery shows include:

Mothers, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL; 2010

The Anti-War Medal Show: 140 International Artists Respond to War at Gallery I/O, owned by Thomas Mann in New Orleans, LA; 2007

El Dia de los Meurtos, Indianapolis Art Center; 2006, 2007

Photo Credit: Tirzah Spang (c) 2010

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