Every year in May there is a conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA, totally devoted to the technology of manufacturing jewelry. Here the business exchanges new information in a sharing and non-promotional way. In 2014 I was invited to this conference as one of the nominees for the Saul Bell Award. You can read about this event in My Report from the Saul Bell Award.
In 2010 Tim McCreight gave an introduction presentation about Metal Clay. The 2012 paper from Shinji Otani, Takashi Yamaji & Yoshifumi Yamamoto From Mitsubishi told about the new sterling Silver Clay. (You can find the papers on the SFS website here.)
In 2016 Metal Clay will be again on the agenda, as my proposal on how Metal Clay is used in an artist’s studio is accepted. My presentation is called: One-of-a-Kind to Mass Production: Metal Clay in a New Light
I want to show how Metal Clay has matured as material by discussing the best examples and point out the advantages of applying Metal Clay in a small scale studio and the benefits for our customers.
2016 will be the 30th Santa Fe Symposium®. Link to the conference site