Precious Metal Clay, PMC Certification Training, Classes, Courses and Workshops

These teachers and schools offer Precious Metal Clay, PMC Certification training. All external links open in a new window.

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Precious Metal Clay Certification classes in the UK

Precious Metal Clay Certification classes in the USA

Precious Metal Clay Certification classes International



1-Off Studio - Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginner and Certification Training.

24ct Ltd - Sheffield

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginner and Certification classes from the PMC Studio. Also offer silver working and jewellery making classes.

Merlyn Studio - Cambridge

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginner and Certification Training.

Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery - Devon

Lisa Cain aka Susan Elisa Cain trading as Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery - bankrupt.

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.

The PMC Studio - Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginner and Certification Training.

Silvella Jewellery Studio - Pontypridd, Wales

PMC beginners and Certification training. Accredited PMC Studio Training Centre.

The Square Studio - Northam, North Devon

PMC and copper clay classes. Accredited PMC Studio Training Centre.

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. 


Argentum - Pembroke Pines, FL

Beginners, intermediate and advanced PMC classes and PMC Connection Certification classes.

Barbara Becker Simon - locations all over the USA and worldwide

PMC advanced classes running in various locations including complex hollow forms classes. Barbara also runs the Rio Grande PMC Certification, Bronzclay classes and texture making classes.

Carol Hamilton - Northern Virginia

Precious Metal Clay PMC Certification (PMC Connection)

Eclectica - Brookfield, WI

Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Precious Metal Clay PMC Certification designed by Irina Miech.

Gale Schlagel - Kansas City and Boulder, Colorado

General metal clay classes and PMC Connection Level 1 Certification.

Linda Kline - various locations

Precious Metal Clay PMC Certification (PMC Connection)

Lora Hart - Studio City, Glendale, Los Angeles, Northridge, Arcadia and Santa Monica, CA

Precious Metal Clay PMC Certification (PMC Connection)

Out on a Limb - various locations, IL and WI

Precious Metal Clay PMC Certification (PMC Connection)

PMC Connection

Precious Metal Clay PMC Certification

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Eclectic Studio - Beaconsfield, NSW, Australia

PMC Certification classes as well as various other metal clay classes for beginners, intemediate and advanced students.

N' Craft Room PTE Ltd - Singapore

Official distributor of PMC for Singapore. Also supply tools, beads, findings and stones. PMC workshops run for beginners, advanced and certifications.

PMC Studio France - France

PMC Studio France specialise in learning holidays offering a variety of courses ranging from three days to two weeks. For example the three days may involve learning how to make fingerprint jewellery and personalised jewellery with time left to enjoy the pool as well as a glass of French wine or two! Those coming on a weeks holiday may wish to complete an introductory course and one of the certification modules of their choice. Other choices include working with bronze and copper. These are fully catered holidays with plenty of French cuisine and indulgence if you so wish. Partners are also welcome for a moderate supplement and are free to see the sites whilst you learn. These holidays are suitable for all levels from those looking at learning a new skill to those serious about metal clay becoming their business. They also offer Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Certification classes.

Sydney Jewellery School - Beaconsfield, NSW, Australia

Wide range of classes including PMC Certification, Faux Bone™ and mixed media.

PMC Certification

PMC Certification classes are defined by the PMC Guild as 'a special kind of class that is based on projects made to conform to a specific and universal standard. The rigorous class covers a wide range of techniques, and includes information on forming, firing, and finishing. Upon successful completion of the three-day class, certified artisans are entitled to certain discounts at the sponsoring company.'

There were two main companies offerering PMC Certification training in the US with a set syllabus; Rio Grande (which began running this certification in 1999) and PMC Connection. Rio Grande ceased offering their certification in 2014.

The PMC Connection training is divided into three segments. Part one is a two day class. Part two is a two day class of more advanced techniques. Part three is a two day class and covers even more advanced techniques.

PMC Connection only allow teachers who have gone through a rigorous selection process to give certification classes. PMC Connection call these teachers senior teachers or instructors. When someone has been trained by these senior teachers they can train introductory or specialised PMC classes - like making rings, beads etc. They cannot certify students to get the discounts though, this can only be done by a senior teacher.

In the UK, there is a certification programme run by The PMC Studio in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. It is structured in three modules that can be taken in any order. It has a flexible format which allows students to choose the Module they want to do during any Certification session. Suitable for those who have completed the Introduction to PMC or Creative Copper Clay, each module takes two days to complete and is taught in small groups. Teachers are being authorised by the PMC Studio to train certification classes in other venues around the UK.

In France, PMC Studio France is the only training centre running full certification classes in France and Continental Europe. Wholly independent, their courses are fully recognised by the PMC Guild internationally and the grades of competency exceed the minimum requirements set by the Guild. Their certification courses are modular (three in total), three days long and can be taken in any order. Some of their students complete the full course over nine days, some spread them out over several months, others complete them as part of a learning holiday.

In Australia, there are four levels available for PMC Certification. Taught by Senior Instructor May Bartrum, this workshop will allow people to teach at an introductory level and to receive a discount on purchases of PMC.

The PMC Guild supports the development of Certification programmes. Anyone can set up a certification programme for PMC.

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