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Metal Clay Events

This section includes information about past metal clay events as well as what's coming up. If you're running a metal clay event, let us know so we can make sure you have an entry. The major events by the metal clay Guilds are listed in the menu on the left. The past PMC Guild events have all been removed as the PMC Guild website no longer includes them.

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Hexactly Locket in East Yorkshire, UK

LocketWhen: 4th - 5th July 2015

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire, UK

Lockets are a thing of interest to hide or hold a treasure or picture. This piece is a further development from other lockets, based on the construction of a hexagonal pyramid. The locket also has an internal fastening to keep your treasure safe; punctuated on the top with a gleaming gemstone. Elevate your skills in this two day workshop. 25g of clay will be supplied and the steps will be demonstrated in the project task. As an advanced course, you may choose to make a larger locket in which case you would need to purchase additional clay. Cost - £265


Artisan Craft Expo..A Mixed Media Conference - Cancelled

When: 9th - 11th July 2015

Where: South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

This conference has been cancelled.


Terry Kovalcik Master Classes in Cornwall, UK

Paste painting and sculpting with Terry KovalcikWhat: Painting and Sculpting with Paste - 1 place remaining

When: 13th-15th July 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Learn the true versatility of metal clay paste by painting and sculpting with this fluid form of silver metal clay with internationally recognized artist, Terry Kovalcik. In this three day workshop, explore Terry’s Viscosity Painting process. You'll learn a variety of techniques using silver clay paste as the painting medium to create decorative surface treatments and elaborate sculptural forms. The cost of this workshop includes 10g of silver clay paste.


Carved cuff bracelet by Terry KovalcikWhat: Carving, Hinges and Clasps - FULL

When: 17th-20th July 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Push your work to a new level by advancing your carving skills on metal clay in this four-day workshop taught by internationally recognized artist, Terry Kovalcik. Terry returns to the UK for the second year running by popular demand. Working with beautiful Coppr® clay, learn how to create this stunning carved cuff bracelet with a hinge and clasp using your own personal design and style.


Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma Intensive in Cornwall, UK

Art Clay Level 2 ProjectsWhat: Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma Intensive

When: 25th - 30th July 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this six day intermediate skills Art Clay Diploma Level 1 and 2 Intensive.

The curriculum is set by Aida Chemicals, the manufacturer of Art Clay, in association with the European Art Clay distributors and the qualification is recognised across Europe. Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 1 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes and get a 15% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors. Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 2 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes and get a 20% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors.

The £900 class cost includes all materials and the Art Clay World Level 1 and 2 Diploma fees. By booking the Intensive, you will save £60 on the price of booking each course separately. Ideal for those traveling from a distance.


Summer School in East Yorkshire, UK

Art Clay 1 and 2What: Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma Intensive

When: 27th July - 1 August 2015

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire, UK

The diploma courses are taught by our Art Clay World approved senior instructor, Tracey Spurgin and are based on the curriculum developed in Japan by Aida Chemicals. These are world-wide recognised courses supported by Art Clay World UK. The programme requires that you have previous experience working with metal clay so you have the foundation skills and understand the processes involved. Our tutor will give hands on demonstrations of each project task, with step by step instructions to support you throughout the course.

The 2015 Summer School will be a week long, back to back, Level 1 and Level 2 ACWUK Diploma Course. You can opt to do either of the levels or take advantage of a £65 discount by enrolling for both levels during the entire week.

  • Mon 27 - Wed 29 July: Level One Diploma - £465
  • Thu 30 Jul - Sat 1 Aug: Level Two Diploma - £495
  • Book both levels for the reduced price of £895

Included in the course fees are the materials to complete each project task and your certification fee.

After you have received your certificate, you will be entitled to claim a discount on your Art Clay products from any of the official suppliers (15% after Level 1 and 20% after Level 2) and you will also be able to teach introductory classes.


Metal Clay Mojo Retreat 2015

When: 18th - 19th August 2015 (pre-conference workshops), 20th - 23rd August 2015 (Conference), 24th - 25th August 2015 (post-conference workshops)

Where: Guest House Retreat Center, CT, USA

Booking is now open for this conference. Presenters include Anna Mazon, Barbara Becker Simon, Terry Kovalcik, Donna Penoyer, Noortje Mejeirink, Kim Paige, Michelle Loon, Suzanne McNenly and Robert Dancik.

Conference fees include the following: ​     

Overnight accommodations for 3 nights     
All meals, from lunch on Thursday to lunch on Sunday     
All presentations, open studios and evening activities (materials fees may apply in open studios)     
Mojo Lounge beer, wine and cheese nightly​     
Door prizes and other goodies we have in the works​

Pre and post-conference workshop registration is open. Book your workshops here.


Pam East in Germany

Pam East EnamelWhat: Enameling on Art Clay Silver

When: 4th-6th September 2015

Where: Susan D Design, Ellerbek, near Hamburg, Germany

Join Art Clay World USA Master Instructor, Pam East, for a three day workshop on Enameling on Art Clay Silver. This course will cover a wide variety of Both clay and metal enameling topics.  

The first day of class will be devoted to silver clay. Topics will include designing for enamel, construction techniques, firing schedules and preparing the metal for enamels. 

The second and third days will cover enameling and finishing. Topics will include preparing enamels for use, firing, color shading, working with reactive colors, use of foils in enameling and finishing techniques. For one of the pieces, students will learn the full champlevé finish, Which Creates a smooth continuous surface between the enamel and the metal.

Over the course of the three days, each student will be able to make two complete pieces, from beginning to end, using two different techniques.   


Donna Penoyer Master Class in Yorkshire, UK

Donna PenoyerWhat: It's Not Just About Making Whistles

When: 3rd-4th October 2015

Where: Craftworx, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

During the two-day master class, you will gain a good foundation in whistle design and basic hollow form construction, plus more advanced concepts to help your whistle-making and metal clay work in general. Multiple types of whistles will be covered, with step-by-step emphasis on tubes and lentils and the particular rules for making each sing. That knowledge will then help answer the question, “How do I turn other hollow forms into whistles?” Donna will provide her unique insights into the use of removable cores, along with eye-opening ways to make gorgeous whistles without the use of armatures and other innovative ideas to spark the imagination. The course fee includes 25g of clay.

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