I am considering narrowing my artistic focus. Maybe narrowing isn’t the correct word but I’d like to get serious about one medium in particular: Precious Metal Clay… also known as PMC. I have taken a couple PMC classes. One taught by Sherri Haab & Wendy Wallin Malinow and another by Louise Duhamel. I loved working with it. No matter where I’m at, someone comments about the pendant I created. So what I’m thinking of is actually making some pieces to sell. If that works well, then I think I would like to get certified and get a new kiln. Eventually, maybe I’d like to teach classes. What I’m not sure about is whether it makes sense to get certified. PMC Connection, Rio Rewards, and Art Clay World offer certification programs. I know by becoming certified, you’re able to purchase PMC at a discount but what other benefits does becoming certified offer? How much of a discount do you get? Does it make sense to become certified now or later? Anyone have any experience with such things?