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Helpful Information & Links

Here is a list of links that you may find helpful.

Cool Tools is a platinum sponsor of AMCAW. AMCAW’s mission is to encourage a flourishing international metal clay community by nurturing artistic and instructional excellence and providing resources to inspire, engage and support artists of all levels.

Cool Tools is a proud member of SNAG. SNAG supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths.

Creative Fire
An online website full of inspiration and information for jewelry makers.

The Enamelist Society, Inc
The Enamelist Society, Inc. is a volunteer arts organization founded in 1987 for the purpose of promoting the art of enameling. The Enamelist holds conferences, workshops and exhibitions.

EZ960® Sterling Silver Clay
EZ960 Forum is a non-commercial, brand specific meeting place for all aspects of EZ960 Sterling Silver metal clay. This forum is designed to support artists and other users of EZ960 by creating an on-line, on-going discussion group to answer questions, foster creativity and raise professional standards for this specific brand and type of Sterling Silver Metal Clay.

Metal Clay Europe
A non-commercial meeting place for sharing new books, special workshops, links, tips & tricks, help questions, new tools and pictures of metal clay work for inspiration.

Metal Clay Now
Non-commercial, brand-neutral meeting place for all aspects of metal clay. Members require approval. Making this a closed group provides increased control and helps eliminate commercial intrusions. All are welcome.

Metal Clay Tips, Techniques & Tools
This group is specifically about educating and taking artists one step further in their metal clay journey. Members require approval. All are welcome.

Painting with Fire: Inspired Enameling
A forum where those torch firing or kiln firing enamels can share their discoveries, creations and brainstorming.

Aspiring Metalsmiths
This group is a friendly group of aspiring metalsmiths with a wide variety of skill levels, ranging from the ultra-newbie hammering away on the kitchen table and dreaming of buying their first torch to the master artisans who kindly lend the res their expertise and encouragement.

The Metalsmiths Workshop
A page to share, learn and interact with professional metalsmiths and those who wish to become professional metalsmiths! Rules are: Metal talk, instruction, links, sources, workshops, sharing. Any and everything metal related.

International Polymer Clay Association
The International Polymer Clay Association (IPCA) is a non-profit organization. The IPCA's objectives are to educate the public about polymer clay, and to study and promote an interest in the use of polymer clay as an artistic medium.

Polymer Clay Tutorials & Creations
This group is mainly for sharing and tutorials. This group is also open for you all to share any of your wonderful clay creations.