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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Freya's Tears Amulet

amuletWhat: Freya's Tears Amulet - Master Class

When: 30th-31st October 2015

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

Originally designed and taught at The Midsummer's Dream Metal Clay Retreat in June 2015, the creation of this piece is influenced by the Viking era and Norse mythology. Freya, goddess of love, had a weakness for the beauty of jewellery. This led to her betraying her husband to win favour with the makers of the most beautiful necklace she had ever seen.

This apparently simple vessel hides an intricate construction of a spring loaded bayonet fitted lid. The piece is punctuated with a tiny amber stone. The design of the piece is influenced by the shape of the Viking long ships and the ornamentation of the piece incorporates symbols and features associated with the Viking era such as the runes. And the dragon's or serpent's head bail echoes the features on the bow of the Viking long ships.


Creative Textures for Enamelling with Joy Funnell

Joy FunnellWhat: Creative Textures for Enamelling with Joy Funnell

When: 16th-17th April 2016

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

During this two day master class you will learn how to use techniques to create unique designs with both raised and carved areas for enamelling, adding gold under the enamelling in areas, stone setting and adding decorative elements. Carving an area for enamelling over means the design needs to be fairly shallow for it to work. The illustrated pieces demonstrate the technique but students will have the freedom to create their own design. Included in the price will be 20g of Art Clay Silver and an enamelling kit for you to keep which will be provided by Joy.


Summer School 2016 - Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma Intensive

AC DiplomaWhat: Summer School 2016 - Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma Intensive

When: 25th-30th July 2016

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

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 2016 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 25 - Wed 27 July: Level One Diploma - £465
  • Thu 28 Jul - Sat 30 Jul: 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 Artists Symposium

What: Variety of artists teaching classes

When: 15th - 18th September 2016

Where: Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

This exciting 4-day event features the most innovative workshop leaders in a creative environment, sharing inspiration, techniques, and cutting-edge technology with the metal clay community through hands-on workshops, Q&A sessions, Meet and Greet opportunities, a vendor shopping day, a month-long metal clay exhibit and more!


The Process of Jewellery Design Retreat with Michael David Sturlin

Michael David Sturlin jewellery design retreat 2016What: Jewellery Design Retreat with Michael David Sturlin

When: 14th - 18th October 2016

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewelley, Bodmin, Cornwall

Bring forth your personal jewellery identity in a five day retreat with Michael David Sturlin.

This retreat is an opportunity to work closely with a true jewellery design master. Class numbers are small so you will get lots of personal attention from Michael and the chance to take your design skills to a whole new level. This retreat is an investment in your personal growth as a jewellery designer/maker and a rare opportunity to focus on your design skills with a master goldsmith at your elbow.

Level: All levels of experience will benefit from this retreat, from beginners to advanced level students.

INSTALMENT PAYMENTS - If you would like to spread the cost of this course, you can secure your place by paying a non-refundable deposit of £100 and then making monthly payments, ensuring the full price is paid by 14th September 2016. Contact CSACJ if you would like to pay by this method.

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