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Welcome to Sinter

Learn, laugh, and have metal clay fun at SINTER, AMCAW’s first international metal clay conference!

Not only will SINTER be fun, but it will be safe: we will be following the CDC guidelines in effect as the event opens, to the best of our abilities. Your safety is important to us!

We can’t wait to see you at SINTER!

AMCAW is proud to present SINTER, a gathering of the international metal clay community designed to engage, inspire, and energize artists like you.


  • Pre-conference two-day workshops:  May 18–19, 2022
  • Conference: Evening of May 19 through afternoon of May 22, 2022
  • Post-conference two-day workshops: May 23–24, 2022


The SINTER Conference will be centrally located near beautiful downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. AMCAW has prioritized an easy and affordable conference experience by including nearly every meal and negotiating an attractive room rate at the conference hotel. As a hotel guest, you will enjoy a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport, with no need to leave the hotel unless you wish to explore the city.


SINTER is built around learning, with sessions designed to sharpen your skills and help you take your work to the next level. If metal clay is also your business, you’ll have opportunities to grow your marketing and teaching know-how as well. SINTER will feature 24 presenters from around the globe, including well-known metal clay masters and up-and-coming trailblazers in our community.

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For a fully immersive SINTER experience, add on a two-day workshop either before or after the conference. Learn hands-on with one of our twelve superstar instructors. Deepen your learning and forge lasting friendships as you learn and create in a small group.

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Long before you arrive at SINTER, you’ll get to start connecting with old friends and making new ones. At the conference you’ll have plenty of time to laugh, learn and launch new ideas with the most supportive community of artists anywhere. Check out all the special activities at SINTER that are designed with fun in mind.

Superbly Sintered: Masterful Designs in Metal Clay

It’s inspiring to see great work in metal clay, and it’s rewarding to see your own innovative work recognized by the metal clay community. You won’t want to miss Superbly Sintered: Masterful Designs in Metal Clay, a curated in-person exhibition of exceptional works in metal clay. 22 pieces have been picked for exhibition at Sinter. Voting for Best in Show Award is open!

The exhibition, Superbly Sintered: Masterful Designs in Metal Clay, supports AMCAW’s mission to nurture artistic excellence and bolster the reputation of metal clay as an artistic medium.


The SINTER Marketplace vendor hall will feature your favorite metal clay suppliers. Get a close-up view of tools and supplies you can usually see only in online photos. Ask questions of the experts and let them know what you’d like to see from them in the future. The SINTER Conference would not be possible without the generous support of these vendors, so be sure to show your appreciation. Besides, there’s nothing better than unpacking your shiny new tools when you get home from a metal clay conference!

For information on Sponsorship or Marketplace Vending Opportunities, contact marketing@sinterconference.com