Silver Metal Clay Training, Classes, Courses and Workshops

The instructors, trainers and schools on this page offer silver metal clay training at all levels in the USA. You will also find worldwide PMC and Art Clay Certification training  providers on this page. Some will travel outside their home area, see the listings for details. All links open in a new window.

Content checked in July 2018.

The Alchemy Group – Arlington, Texas

Various workshops in Precious Metal Clay PMC and Bronze clay. They also run basic glass fusing classes.

Art Clay Jewelry Studio – Chester and Delaware Counties, near West Chester and Chadds Ford Pennsylvania

Senior Certified Art Clay Instructor Christy Anne Miller offers private metal clay lessons.

Art Clay World

The education section of this website has lots of useful information to help you find an instructor.

Barbara Becker Simon – Cape Coral, Florida, locations all over the USA and worldwide

PMC advanced classes running in various locations including complex hollow forms classes. Barbara also offers private tuition, Bronzclay classes and texture making classes.

Bernadette Denoux​ – Miami, FL

Beginners to advanced level metal clay classes, also offers private lessons.

B Golden Jewellery School – Salt Lake City, Utah

Wide range of jewellery making classes including metal clay.

Brighton Beads and More – Brighton, Michigan

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.

Celie Fago – Bethel, VT

PMC project based classes for all levels. Celie also teaches texture making by carving and the tear away technique.

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.

Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place – Portland, OR

Wide range of classes including beginners to advanced metal clay. Cindy also teaches at other venues in the USA.

Colibri Designs – Nashua, NH  

Art Clay Certifications, metal clay beginners and intermediate classes.

Colleen Wilson – Riverview, MI

Metal clay workshops.

Creator Haven – Watsonville, CA 

Silver metal clay classes. Also offer bronze and copper clay classes, traditional jewellery making classes, glass and enamel classes.

Denver School of Metal Arts – Denver, CO

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

Divine Ornaments – Trinity, NC

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

Donna Miller – Seeley Lake, MT

Metal clay classes at all levels.

Eclectica – Brookfield, WI

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

Fletcher Farm School – Ludlow, VT

This Arts and Crafts school runs metal clay classes as well as jewelry making and silver smithing classes. Lots of other arts and crafts classes too.

Gale Schlagel – Kansas City and Boulder, Colorado

General metal clay classes and PMC Connection Level 1 Certification.

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.

Holly Gage – Bowmansville, PA

Holly offers silver metal clay classes with an emphasis on developing the creativity of the artist within. Innovative technique based lessons are presented to inspire, strengthen technical and design skills, and elevate the students abilities to the next level. Beginner; Advanced; Negative Space Caning; Metal Clay Repoussé and carving; Creative Prong solutions for setting irregular shaped items (titanium). She also has online classes.

Indianapolis Arts Center – Indianapolis, IN

PMC classes from beginners to advanced.

Janet Alexander – Ruidoso, NM

Beginners, intermediate and advanced PMC classes.

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

Bronze clay, PMC and enamelling workshops.

Janet Pace – Sherwood, Arkansas

PMC beginners and project based classes. Also offer wire wrapping and soldering classes.

John C Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC

This school runs a variety of PMC classes.

Jonna Faulkner – Escondido, CA

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

Jewelry by Lana Marie – Natchez, MS

Beginners and project based metal clay classes.

Kris Kramer – Whitefish, Montana

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginners classes.

La Ruche Davis – Washington, DC

Advanced metal clay classes, visiting artist Masterclasses.

Lillstreet Art Center – Chicago, IL

Metal smithing, enameling and metal clay classes at all levels.

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.

Marilyn Cook – Port St Lucie, FL

Beginner to intermediate metal clay classes and Art Clay Certification.

Mendocino Art Center – Mendocino, CA

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

MetalClay Arts Conservatory – Illinois

MetalClay Arts Conservatory (MAC ) was founded by internationally published, award winning artist  and metal clay innovator, Wanaree Tanner, to illuminate the mechanical and practical process of creating metal clay art as well as encourage the participants’ individual artistic expression. The Conservatory features both online continuing education courses ranging from Project Workbooks to Comprehensive Courses as well as one-on-one private intensives with Wanaree at the Conservatory Studio located in secluded rural Illinois. The courses and programs are filled not only with technical training and skill application, but also design development and artistic styling.

Metalwerx – Waltham, MA

This not for profit jewelry school runs a number of Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

Michela Verani – Londonderry, NH

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

Nancy Miller – Saratoga Springs, NY

Introductory and intermediate Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

Pam East – Atlanta, GA

Pam East is an internationally known artist, writer and teacher. She has been an enamelist since 1997, and was named a Master Instructor by Art Clay World, USA in 2005. She offers classes in metal clay and enamalling in GA and NC.

Paula Beckett Designs – Plano, TX

Beginners and intermediate level metal clay classes.

Rare Adornment – Kansas City

Beginners PMC and base metal clay classes.

Red Rock Art Jewelry – Sedona, AZ

Private one-to-one metal clay tuition.

Silver 2 Wear – Los Angeles, CA

Beginners and advanced metal clay classes.

Silver, Gold and Glass – Haverhill, MA

Various classes introducing PMC.

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.

Spruill Centre for the Arts – Atlanta, GA

A variety of jewellery making classes are run here including metal clay classes.

Stouffer Studios – Texas

Silver metal clay and glass classes.

Studio 34 – Rochester, NY

Full range of Precious Metal Clay PMC classes including beginners and advanced PMC, combining polymer clay, bead making etc.

Terry Kovalcik – various locations

Illustrator, artist and teacher Terry Kovalcik has had work included in some of the top PMC books. He offers beginners, advanced and PMC certification classes in a variety of US locations.

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts – Young Harris, GA

A wide range of classes are available at this school including silver work, glass fusing, lampworking, enamelling, beading, chain making etc.

Wired Up Beads – Southlake, Texas

PMC beginners and introductory classes, project based metal clay classes, bronze clay and copper clay classes.

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