Art Clay Beginners Training and Classes

If you want to do an Art Clay Certification you need to attend a beginners class first. This Art Clay class will teach you the basics of working with Art Clay so when you attend a Certification class you'll be ready for the more challenging projects. If you can't find an instructor in your area on this page, check the generic metal clay classes page and the PMC classes pages.

Many of the teachers who teach the Art Clay Certification classes also offer beginners classes. Some will travel outside their home area, see the listings for details.

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Art Clay Beginners classes in the UK

Art Clay Beginners classes in the USA

Art Clay Beginners classes International



Art Clay Shop - Rochester, Kent

Creative Glass - Art Clay introduction classes, project based classes, bronze and copper clay classes and Art Clay Certification.

Artisan Alchemy - Essex, Manchester

Beginners silver clay classes mainly project based.

Bezeal - Cardiff

Silver clay beginners classes, PMC and Art Clay classes, metal clay taster sessions, fingerprint jewellery classes, artworks in silver classes, metal clay project classes, wireworking classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Clarise Designer Jewellery - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Courses, beginners and improvers one day classes in Art Clay and Precious Metal Clay PMC. Also run bespoke classes in PMC, silversmithing, copperwork and enamelling. Specialist courses in PMC for business and fingerprint jewellery. They also sell PMC and Art Clay, tools, kilns and photo polymer stamp kits (Imagepac) and offer a kiln firing service.

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Bodmin, 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 - Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire

Introduction to metal clay classes, PMC and Art Clay, baby fingerprint classes, ring making classes, stone setting classes, advanced stone setting classes, ceramics and silver clay classes, glass and silver classes. Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Certification and a programme of masterclasses. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Debbie France Jewellery Designs - Sittingbourne, Kent

Debbie says, "s well as both Art Clay Diplomas, Introduction to metal clay, glass fusing I offer mixed level/mixed media class and individually tailored courses. I have a lovely studio, which is used for teaching and is also where I create my own jewellery. You will be taught in a friendly safe environment and supported all the way on your journey of discovery."

Denman College - Marcham, Near Oxford

Jewellery making classes including silver clay.

Farncombe Estate - Broadway (Cotswolds), Worcestershire

Silver clay classes for beginners. Also offer beginners silver jewellery making.

Fiona Ingram Jewellery - Shaftesbury, Dorset

Half day Art clay and polymer clay courses in Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Ideal for beginners and developing hobbyists. Courses are taught in small groups or one to one tuition by appointment. Fiona aims to enable people to complete a finished piece to take home with them as well as develop skills.

In the Studio - Leicestershire, UK

Art Clay beginners classes

Jewellery School Online - Home Study

Throughout the 5 lessons you will learn to roll-out and texture the clay, make moulds to create 3D charms, dry, sand, drill and torch fire your clay before polishing them to a beautiful shine. This class is perfect for beginners wanting to learn the basics of working with silver metal clay and to make some lovely solid silver charms from home.

Jeweller in the Park - Essex

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

The Jewellery Maker - Lancaster

Silver jewellery making classes, beading and Art Clay 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

Award winning artist Julia Rai offers Introduction to metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, Art Clay Certification classes level 1 and 2, making your own textures class, adding colour to metal clay classes, 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.

London Metal Clay - Harrow, Middlesex

Introduction to silver clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, silver clay jewellery classes, silver clay and beading classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Lynne Glazzard - Hunmanby, 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.

The Make It Room - Chelmsford, Essex

Beginners Art Clay Silver and jewellery making workshops along with other craft classes.

Metal Clay NI - County Down, Northern Ireland

Half day taster and full day intensive workshops using Art Clay silver for beginners. Ideal for treat seekers, hobby enthusiasts and ceramic artists or silversmiths who want to add metal clay to their repertoire. One to one or up to max number of four people per group. Based in Co Down rural location 4 miles from main Dublin - Belfast route. For further information and bookings visit the Facebook page here.

PMC Designs - Chester, Cheshire

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

The Silver Artist - Kings Norton, Birmingham

Art Clay beginners classes and Level 1 and 2 Art Clay Certification classes. Also silver jewellery making classes.

Silver by Design - Wokingham, Berkshire

Beginners Art Clay classes, combine glass and Art Clay and specialist classes.

Silverclay Creations - Halifax, West Yorkshire

Introduction to silver clay classes and advanced silver clay classes.

Silverclay Jewellery Workshops - Breamore, Hampshire

Introductory Art Clay workshops, intermediate and advanced classes, project based classes. Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Certification.

Silver Clay School - Crossgates, Fife

Introduction to silver metal clay classes, intermediate level silver metal clay classes. They also run a number of workshops including ring making, charm making and adding colour to metal clay, champleve enamel on silver clay classes.

Silverclay Workshop - Ipswich, Suffolk

Getting started, moulding with Art Clay, ring workshop.

Silver with Lesley - Chichester, West Sussex

Introductory and improvers silver metal clay classes, Art Clay and PMC, Art Clay Certification Level 1 and 2 and Bronze clay classes. Lesley also offers project based metal clay classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Silverwood - Walderslade, Kent

Beginners Art Clay and PMC classes.

The Skiving Scholar - Kent

Art clay and metal clay introductory one day or other short project based courses.

Snowdrop Design Studio - Corsham, Wiltshire

Beginners copper clay and Art Clay classes, Art Clay Certification.

Spoilt Rotten Beads - Haddenham, Ely, Cambridge

UK based supplier of beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals, findings, chain, watch faces, tools, kilns and Art Clay. They also run beading, jewellery making and metal clay classes and workshops.

Stitch 'n' Craft - Shaftsbury, Dorset

Beginners Art Clay 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.

Woolly Beader - Oakhampton, Devon

Retail bead shop who also supply Art Clay and beads online. Acrylic beads, ceramic beads, lampwork beads, metal beads, natural beads, seed beads, Swarovski crystals, thread and stringing materials, findings and components, Vintaj components, beading tools and accessories, kits and bead mixes, Art Clay tools and supplies. They also offer silver clay workshops, beading and jewellery making workshops and lampworking workshops.



Bravo School of Art - San Diego, CA

Art Clay, Bronze and Copper clay classes and workshops.

Cindy Pankopf's Creative Place - Fullerton, California

Wide range of classes including beginners to advanced metal clay, Art Clay Certification and copper clay classes.

Colibri Designs - Nashua, NH  

Art Clay Certifications, metal clay beginners and intermediate classes.

Creator Haven - Watsonville, CA

Introductory and intermediate metal clay classes.

Good Muse Designs - Tucson, AZ

Silver metal clay classes for all levels from beginners to project based classes, bronze clay classes, metal clay and glass classes. Also offers private lessons.

Hodge Podge Studio - Indianapolis, IN

Beginners Art Clay classes, project based Art Clay classes and certification.

John C Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

This school runs a variety of Art Clay classes.

Jonna Faulkner - La Jolla, CA

Jonna runs a variety of project based Art Clay classes for all skill levels.

Lorrene Davis - Placerville, CA

Art Clay Certification Level 1 and 2. Also runs beginner and intermediate metal clay classes. Lorrene will travel just about anywhere to teach. Contact here for details. Also see Lorrene's blog here.

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.

Mendocino Art Center - Mendocino, CA

Art Clay and silver clay classes, enameling, fabrication and silver working classes.

Michela Verani - Londonderry, NH

Private lessons, Art Clay Level I, Crossover or Senior Certification from Michela Verani.

Pam East - Johns Creek, GA

Art Clay Beginners classes

Snow Farm - Williamsburg, MA

Craft school running a program of classes including metal working, cold connections, metal clay, enameling, wire work and kiln formed glass.



Academy of Jewelry and Art -Trinidad & Tobago

One day and short courses in a range of metal clay and traditional goldsmithing techniques for beginners, intermediate and advanced, also for visitors to the islands.
Art Clay Certification all Levels, Instructor Certification, New Mokume Gane Certification. Working in Art Clay Silver, bronze clay and copper clay. Stone setting and stone drilling techniques. Adding colour to silver with glass fusing, glass beading and enamelling classes. CAD/ CAM prototypes in 3D Printing jewellery in wax, for lost wax investment casting. Private tuition by appointment. Open Workshops and courses advertised on facebook: ArtClayTrinidadTobago. Classes in English and German.

Alexandra Daini - Kitchener, Ontario

Art Clay Level 1 and 2, plus introductory and advanced classes.

Arcadia Studio - Havelock North, New Zealand

Beginners and advanced art clay classes.

Art Clay Oceania - Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Official list of training providers for beginner, intermediate and advanced level Art Clay classes.

Art Clay Oceania - New South Wales, Australia

Official list of training providers for beginner, intermediate and advanced level Art Clay classes.

Art Clay Oceania - Queensland, Australia

Official list of training providers for beginner, intermediate and advanced level Art Clay classes.

Art Clay Oceania - South Australia, Australia

Official list of training providers for beginner, intermediate and advanced level Art Clay classes.

Art Clay Oceania - Victoria, Australia

Official list of training providers for beginner, intermediate and advanced level Art Clay classes.

Art Clay Oceania - Western Australia, Australia

Official list of training providers for beginner, intermediate and advanced level Art Clay classes.

Art Clay World - Mumbai, India

Introductory Art Clay classes and Certification classes running in Mumbai, India.

Gardym Creative - Belgium

Art Clay beginners, advanced and Level 1 and 2 Certification classes.

Inge Verbruggen - Belgium

Silver clay classes and workshops for all levels.

JB Collections - Rotorua, New Zealand

Beginners and Intermediate Art Clay classes and one to one classes.

Jocelyne Robertson - Montréal, Joliette and Terrebonne, Canada

Jocelyne runs private Art Clay classes on request from her home studio in Terrebonne, five minutes from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She also teaches in French in some boutiques. She offers Introductory Classes for Beginners , Advanced courses and workshops, Level One Certification and Senior Level Certification and Crossover Certification, bronze clay workshop and copper clay.

Kreativ Und So - Germany

Art clay tasters, beginners and more advanced classes, bronze clay classes and copper clay classes.

L'Ecole Creative - France

Online classes, some free, from a group of French artists. Covers metal clay, polymer clay and wirework.

Metal Clay - Switzerland

Silver, bronze and copper metal clay classes at all levels.

Metal Clay Alchemist - Canada

Art Clay beginners, advanced and certification training.

Metal Clay Supply House - Canada

Level 1 and Senior Level Art Clay Certification, beginners to advanced classes. Also offer Bronze Clay classes.

Navadas Dream - Netherlands

Art clay beginners classes.

Non! Soesa Creatief - Netherlands

Art Clay training provider also offering Hadar Jacobson's clay classes by accredited tutor Otteline Tuitel.

Studio Toltekali - Sweden

Silver metal clay classes.

Susan D Design - Hamburg, Germany

Introduction to silver metal clay classes, PMC and Art Clay classes, copper clay classes and some more advanced metal clay classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Udemy Home Study - German

Einen Schmuckanhänger aus purem Silber zu Hause gestalten. Einsteigerkurs Art Clay© Silver am Beispiel eines Blütenanhängers.

Veronique Tanghe - Belgium

Art Clay introduction classes.

Vienna Expressions Studio - Vienna, Austria

Introduction to silver metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Zandstorm - Belgium

Metal clay and glass fusing and bead making classes.