Aussie Metal Clay Featured Artist

Ann Adkins

Aussie Metal Clay Featured Artist

Specialty: Artist 
Location: Opelousas, LA 

Ann’s Bio: 

Ann was born and always returned to her roots in Southwest Louisiana, with its French influences in cooking and art. Her faith in God and love of her family are the cornerstones of her personal life. Professionally, she has been a nurse practitioner for 24 years and recently achieved her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (because you are never too old to learn).

Ann has been a metalsmith for 10 years and started working with metal clay in 2019. In the spring of 2020, with the lockdown in place, Ann began to spend more time on social media and joined various metal clay groups. She noticed the gorgeous work of Kim Booklass and was introduced to Aussie Metal Clay and Kim’s wonderful techniques, classes and videos. “Once I tried Aussie Metal Clay, the difference in the texture, the flexibility and the working time was so much better when compared to the other brands I used. I simply no longer purchase any other brands.” Ann also enjoys the support from Kim Booklass and Ros Bailey, who make themselves available to help artists throughout each day. “I have made so many FB friends in the metal clay artist community and learned so much from them. I am constantly inspired, and the clay, along with my faith, has been a much needed solace for me this past year.

Thank you to the AMC community for every like, post, encouraging word and inspiring creation that you have shared. I have so much more to learn- I’m just getting started!

Holly Cromwell

Aussie Metal Clay Featured Artist

Specialty: Artist 
Location:  Buchanan, Virginia

Holly’s Bio: 

Holly attended Sweet Briar College, graduating with double majors In Anthropology and Sociology. After three years working as an Archaeologist in SW Virginia she began a career, spanning 40 years, in Food Service Management. Holly  returned to the mountains of SW Virginia when her husband retired in 2018. She began her journey with metal clay five years ago with Aussie Metal Clay and hasn’t stopped since.

Although Holly works with many clays, she always returns to her favorite clay -Aussie Gold Bronze. 

Holly says “Aussie Metal Clays are constantly developing and improving their clays. I attribute this to Ros Bailey and Kim Bookless, who are the dynamos who developed and continue to test and improve these clays. Lastly I want to say that no clay company invests in their customer base like they do. They want you to succeed and be happy with their products. They listen to our needs and invent the answer!”


Cindy Eckols

Aussie Metal Clay TEACHER

Read Cindy’s complete bio here

Specialty: Artist & Teacher
LocationLake Charles, LA USA
Certification: Level 1

Ros Bailey

Aussie Metal Clay Alchemist

Location: Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
YouTube: Aussie Metal Clay

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