Saturday, 9 July 2011

Metal clay competitions

I have finally received my magnetic polisher after about seven weeks wait and I've stocked up on some clay - I'm ready to go!
I have started to look at a few metal clay/jewellery competitions. They give an interesting focus and a deadline to work to. I have found the following competitions. If you know of any more I'd appreciate it if you would add it to the comments section at the bottom of this post.

London Jewellery School student competition
This competition is open to anyone that has taken a class or is booked to take a class in the future. I have taken a few classes with them. The deadline is next Friday so I don't know if I'm going to make anything new particularly but I think I'll enter something.

Art Clay Guild competition
The Art Clay Guild theme for this year's competition is 'Fantasy, Myth and Magic'. This has really got me thinking and sketching over the last few weeks. The closing date for this one is 31st August so I have a little bit of time to work a piece up. As a member of the guild I am up against the most talented Art Clayers in the UK! But I will give it a go and I'll post an image of my piece soon.

Metal Clay Today competition
The theme of the competition is 'Metal Clay in Motion'. I have to admit I haven't had any brilliant flashes of inspiration as yet and I have  only until 20th July so we'll see if I get an entry in for this!

Grace and Firefly blog

A friend Chu Mei Ho won the last Metal Clay Today competition with this piece for the 'Jewellery for him' theme.

Saul Bell Design Award
I suspect it may be a few years before I feel confident enough to enter this competition! But I will keep an eye on the shortlists and winners who are always so inspirational.

Saul Bell Award shortlisted piece by Julia Rai

One of my teachers, Julia Rai, was shortlisted this year with this stunning silver clay piece.

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