SINTER, a unique experience
At SINTER, all the good people from metal clay. Artists and teachers from all over the world will teach the latest techniques in the field of metal clay.
SINTER is the first international conference of artists metal clay, organized by AMCAW. The conference starts in the evening of May 19, 2022 and runs until the afternoon of May 22, 2022, being preceded by workshops, which take place between May 18 and 19, 2022. During May 23-24, 2022, the the second workshop session. The event is held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A learning and communication platform
How the world metal clay is full of surprises and new methods of approaching working with metal clay are constantly appearing, SINTER wants to be a learning and communication platform. Here, 24 personalities from all over the world present news from this field. 12 instructors metal clay established ones offer workshops, during which participants can learn new work techniques. In addition, the event is a good opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. In a relaxed atmosphere, participants have the opportunity not only to experience new approaches to metal clay jewelry, but also to have fun, get inspired, and exchange ideas and tips.
Learners will have the opportunity to hone their skills and learn how to showcase their creations. In this sense, knowledge of marketing or the art of photographing jewelry will also be taught. And those who want to train as jewelry teachers metal clay have the opportunity to watch a presentation on this topic. And as there is no better way to learn than doing, the two-day workshops, which will be held before and after the conference, will give participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and work within a small group of learners.
Corina Gheorghe supports, along with the most famous instructors metal clay, the "Hidden Treasure" workshop
Corina Gheorghe, main instructor and founder ARTKIMIA, will support one of the most interesting workshops within SINTER, lasting two days (May 23-24, 2022): Hidden Treasure (Hidden treasure). It will be one of the 12 workshops presented by the most famous instructors metal clay from the world. Six workshops will take place before the actual conference and six after. Those who will attend this workshop will learn how to create miniature flowers from silver, according to an innovative technique, designed by Corina Gheorghe. Tiny silver flowers such as roses, peonies, chrysanthemums, poppies, sunflowers, poinsettias and more will decorate a custom-made silver pendant. This original work technique, taught in "Hidden Treasure", is inspired by the art of decorating cakes and cookies.
A technique that seems to be about magic
In addition to the workshops, SINTER will also host one-hour presentations, which will take place over a period of three days. The instructors metal clay they will focus on the transmission of techniques and working methods, as well as other topics of broad interest, such as marketing notions, so necessary for a successful artist. In total, 24 presentations will be organized, and each participant has the opportunity to attend 12 of them. In this section, Corina Gheorghe will present the workshop "Tension Stone Setting Ring”(Ring with live mounted stone). This ingenious technique involves the “invisible” mounting of a stone in a ring, without the use of a proper mount, such as a box or booth. Thus the stone seems to be magically suspended, being supported only by the invisible tension of the ring.
The repertoire of presentations is vast, starting from the use of resin in jewelry metal clay, going through different techniques, such as riveting, enameling or welding, and up to techniques related to setting or volume jewelry.
A highlight of the event is the exhibition "Superbly Sintered: Masterful Designs in Metal Clay”, a celebration of the most spectacular jewelry created by famous artists from all over the world. For this exhibition, a jury of jewelry experts metal clay selected 22 pieces of exceptional value. The most appreciated of them will be designated by vote. Through this exhibit, which will be on view in Pittsburgh from May 19-22, AMCAW aims to support excellence in jewelry metal clay.
AMCAW (Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and boost the community metal clay international, as well as to encourage the use of metal clay in jewelry creation. The management of AMCAW is made up of professionals and enthusiasts metal clay from all corners of the world. The organization is headquartered in the United States.