Training in Adding Colour to Metal Clay

There are a variety of ways to add colour to metal clay. The teachers and schools on this page provide training, classes, courses and workshops on adding color to metal clay. All external links open in a new window.

Enamelling Classes

Keum Bo Classes

Resin Classes

Image Transfer Classes

Liquid Polymer Classes

Prismacolor Pencil Classes

Patina Classes

 

Enamelling

Enamelling covers using a kiln to fire enamels onto the surface of metal clay or cold enamelling using gel or UV resin.

UK

Amy Surman, The Oxford Bead Shop - Cowley, Oxford

Introduction to PMC, PMC rings and pendants, PMC Certification classes from the PMC Studio. Also runs silver work, beading, enamelling and jewellery making classes.

Clarise Designer Jewellery - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Courses and one day classes in Precious Metal Clay PMC. Also run bespoke classes in PMC, silversmithing, copperwork and enamelling. Specialist courses in PMC for business and fingerprint jewellery.

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level silver metal clay, glass fusing, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making and private classes. They also sell kilns and Dockyard carving tools.

Creatstudio - Faversham, Kent

Beginners metal clay classes, jewellery making classes, silver work classes and enameling classes.

In the Studio - Leicestershire

Enamelling classes.

Joy Funnell - Hastings, East Sussex

Introductory Art Clay classes, Art Clay certification. Advanced Art Clay, bezel setting and construction classes. Also trains enamelling and Keum Boo. Private lessons arranged by appointment.

Julia Rai - Cornwall, London

Introduction to metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, Art Clay Certification classes level 1 and 2, making your own textures class, private classes, one-to-one classes. Will travel to teach.

London Jewellery School - Hatton Garden, London

One day classes and other short courses in a range of precious metal clay techniques from beginners to adding colour, stone setting, clay and Art Clay certification as well as copper clay, silversmithing, fused glass, Perspex, wire and beading courses and much more. Private tuition available for all levels or metal clay and other techniques. Plus the school offers three diploma programmes for those wanting to develop jewellery careers and businesses.

Lynne Glazzard - Filey, Yorkshire

Beginners, intermediate and advanced Art Clay silver classes including ring making, hollow forms and stone setting.  Art Clay Silver level 1 and 2 Certification with Lynne Glazzard. Bronze clay and copper clay classes. A wide range of metal clay and jewellery making courses, traditional silver work classes, enamelling classes at introductory and advanced levels including cloisonné and Plique a jour enamelling, advanced stone setting, adding colour to metal clay, torch fired enamel classes, glass fusing classes and combining silver clay with lampwork beads.  Private classes run by appointment.  Open workshops and a series of Masterclasses with invited tutors.

T W Enamels - Merseyside

Enamelling classes.

Touchmark Studios - Chew Magna, Bristol

Precious Metal Clay PMC and Art Clay beginners and advanced training, enamelling classes, silverwork and metal work classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

West Dean - Sussex

A variety of classes including enamelling.

York School of Jewellery - York

Enamelling classes for beginners and intermediate level students.

USA

Art Center Manatee - Bradenton, FL

Jewelry making, metal clay, silver work and enameling classes.

Atlanta Art Worx - Marietta, GA

Enameling classes.

Brighton Beads and more – Brighton, MI

Precious Metal Clay Silver, Bronze and Copper) beginning to advanced classes. Also offered are  glass (lampwork beads and fused glass), enameling, simple soldering,  silversmithing (forging, fold forming, Keum Bo, etching, hydrolic press,  clasps, stone setting, pewter) and jewelry making classes including wire wrapping, chain maille and beading.  Private lessons are available in all media for vacationing artisans and crafters as well as local students.

California Institute of Jewelry Training

Programme of workshops including metal work, enamelling, hand engraving and gemstone carving.

Chicago Jewelry School - Wheeling, IL

Jewelry making classes including metal smithing, beading, wire wrapping, bead weaving, chain maille, enamelling and metal clay classes. Lapidary and gemology classes.

Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal Arts - Denver, CO

PMC beginners and advanced classes, enamelling classes and silversmithing classes.

Delphi Glass - Lansing, MI

Beginners metal clay classes. Also run glass, enameling, wire wrapping and jewelry making classes.

Denver School of Metal Arts - Denver, CO

PMC classes from beginner to advanced, metal smithing classes, enamel and fold forming.

Fitzgerald Jewelry - New York

The Fitzgerald Jewelry School encourages creativity and exploration of all areas of jewelry making both for the casual hobbyist or the student considering a career in jewelry making. 

Janet Harriman - Beaufort, N.C, other locations USA and Europe

Bronze clay, PMC and enamelling workshops.

Jeanette Landenwitch - various US locations

Enameling on PMC

John C Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

This school runs a variety of enamelling technique classes.

Lillstreet Arts Center - Chicago

Enameling

Lyle Rayfield - Tucson, AZ

Art Clay Certification Level 1 and 2, PMC crossover classes, beginners classes, bronze and copper clay classes, speciality classes for intermediate and advanced students. Also teaches enamelling and texture making.

Metalmorphosis Studio - Ft Lauderdale, FL

Susan J Lewis teaches enameling classes.

Nancy Miller - Saratoga Springs, NY

Enameling classes.

Pam East - Johns Creek, GA

Enameling on metal clay classes.

Peters Valley Craft Centre - Layton, NJ

Variety of classes including enamelling.

Peninsula School of Art - Fish Creek, WI

Silverwork and metal working classes, enamelling for all levels.

Silvera Jewelry School - Berkeley, CA

Silver work, enameling, ring making and wax casting classes.

Terri McCarthy Studios - Grafton, Wisconsin

Traditional silver smithing classes and enamelling.

Thompson Enamel - Newport, KY

Enameling classes.

Warg Enamel and Tool Center - Scarborough, ME

Enameling on metal clay and enamel techniques.

Wichita Center for the Arts - Wichita, KS

Enameling classes.

International

Cilver Creations - Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa

Maggie Bergman - Melbourne, Australia

Saba Design - Ireland

Studia in Italia - Italy

Sydney Jewellery School - Sydney, Australia



Information and more classes

The Enamelists Magazine

Glass on Metal

The Enamelists Society

Great site with lots of enamelling resources.

 

Keum Bo

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level silver metal clay, glass fusing, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making and private classes. They also sell kilns and Dockyard carving tools.

Craftworx - Beverley, East Yorkshire

Craftworx delivers workshops in keum boo technique, to enhance your fine silver with gold.

In the Studio - Leicestershire, UK

Three day class includes Keum Boo.

Joy Funnell - Hastings, East Sussex

Introductory Art Clay classes, Art Clay certification. Advanced Art Clay, bezel setting and construction classes. Also trains enamelling and Keum Boo. Private lessons arranged by appointment.

Julia Rai - Cornwall, London

Introduction to metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, Art Clay Certification classes level 1 and 2, making your own textures class, enamel and colour classes, private classes, one-to-one classes. Will travel to teach.

London Jewellery School - Hatton Garden, London

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginners classes. Precious Metal Clay PMC ring making, gold, glass (lampwork beads), enamelling, basic silversmithing, polymer clay and jewellery making classes. Art Clay beginners and Certification classes. Bronze clay classes. Also runs childrens PMC charm-making classes.

Lora Hart - various locations, USA

Keum boo classes

Nancy Miller - Saratoga Springs, NY

Keum Boo on PMC classes.

Surrey Jewellery School - Woking, Surrey

A wide variety of classes in metal clay techniques, to suit all levels of experience. Individual and group tuition available, and jewellery making parties for all occasions. Accredited Training Centre for the PMC Studio, offering PMC Studio Certification programme.  Metal Clay kiln firing service, open days and studio hire. 

 

Resin

The Bead Shop - Palo Alto, CA

Resin classes at all levels

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level silver metal clay, glass fusing, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making and private classes. They also sell kilns and Dockyard carving tools.

Craftworx - Beverley, East Yorkshire

Resins, sometime referred to as cold enamels can add a contemporary splash of colour to your fine silver jewellery.

Divine Ornaments - Trinity, NC

Metal clay for beginners classes, UV resin classes, pendants and bails classes and copper clay classes run by Carrie Story.

Enchanted China Designs - Knoxville, TN

Resin jewellery techniques.

Jeweller in the Park - Essex

Beginners Art Clay classes, cold enamel classes, jewellery making classes. Private lessons available.

Julia Rai - Cornwall, London

Introduction to metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, Art Clay Certification classes level 1 and 2, making your own textures class, colour classes, private classes, one-to-one classes. Will travel to teach.

Lydia Lewis - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Beginners Art Clay classes, Advanced ACS, Level 1 Art Clay Certification and Senior Certification, bronze clay workshop and copper clay. Specialty classes, private classes, resin  and polymer clay classes.

PMC Designs - Chester, Cheshire, UK

Workshops in silver metal clay for Beginners to Advanced. Project based classes in PMC and Cold Enamelling.

Resin8 - various locations, UK

Resin supplier Claire John runs classes all over the UK to make resin jewellery.

Sherri Haab - various locations, USA

Resin classes, mixed media

 

Image Transfer

Sherri Haab – many locations

Surrey Jewellery School - Woking, Surrey

A wide variety of classes in metal clay techniques, to suit all levels of experience. Individual and group tuition available, and jewellery making parties for all occasions. Accredited Training Centre for the PMC Studio, offering PMC Studio Certification programme.  Metal Clay kiln firing service, open days and studio hire. 

 

Prismacolor Pencils

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level silver metal clay, glass fusing, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making and private classes. They also sell kilns and Dockyard carving tools.

Julia Rai - Cornwall, London

Introduction to metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, Art Clay Certification classes level 1 and 2, making your own textures class, colour classes, private classes, one-to-one classes. Will travel to teach.

 

Patina

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level silver metal clay, glass fusing, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making and private classes. They also sell kilns and Dockyard carving tools.

Elaine Luther - Chicago and Indianapolis, IN

Elaine Luther teaches patinas. See her class schedule here.

Show me the Color - Debra Weld

Featured in the March 2007 issue of Lapidary Journal, this incredible process of pigment on copper is a way of having color on metal that isn't enamel. Debra has refined this process and now teaches it around the USA.

Surrey Jewellery School - Woking, Surrey

A wide variety of classes in metal clay techniques, to suit all levels of experience. Individual and group tuition available, and jewellery making parties for all occasions. Accredited Training Centre for the PMC Studio, offering PMC Studio Certification programme.  Metal Clay kiln firing service, open days and studio hire. 

 

Liquid Polymer and Metal Clay

Cindy Silas - Woodbridge, VA

Cindy has developed a technique for using liquid polymer and metal clay to replicate an enamel finish. She will travel to your location to teach 8-20 students. She also offers classes in her home studion in VA. Contact Cindy to organise.