What's New in Metal Clay?

This page provides you with a quick idea of what’s new in metal clay and what’s been added in the past month. If you are a regular visitor, you can see what’s new since your last visit here.

Metal clay is a constantly evolving medium so keeping up with what’s new in metal clay is quite a task! If you know of something new or you are working on something that you’d like us to promote, contact us so we make sure our visitors are always aware of what’s new in metal clay.

What’s New – September 2023

AMCAW SINTER Event 2024 – Bradford, UK

When: 15 – 21 May 2024

Where: The Cedar Court Hotel Bradford, UK

What: Seven day event for metal clay enthusiasts

Ticket sales are now open to AMCAW members. Join AMCAW here to get early bird booking prices.

Booking for the general public opens on 16th September 2023.

SINTER is built around learning, with sessions designed to sharpen your skills and help you take your work to the next level. If metal clay is also your business, you’ll have opportunities to grow your marketing and teaching know-how as well. SINTER will feature 20 presenters from around the globe, including well-known metal clay masters and up-and-coming trailblazers in our community. 12 optional two day workshops are also running before and after the main event.

Cutting Clay – UK

UK supplier of cutters, stamps and mandrels.

Metal Clay NI – Co Down, Northern Ireland

Beginners metal clay classes.

Sara JohnsonWoolwich, SE London

Beginner level metal clay classes.

North West Jewellery SchoolRibble Valley, Lancashire

Workshops for all kinds of occasions, so whether you are looking to try something new, practice your skills or book a unique experience for a hen party, big birthday celebration or corporate day, they can cater for all.

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.

Fine Silver Metal Leather

Fine Silver Metal Leather is DRY clay available in a variety of precision cuts to employ any Fold Lock technique waste-free. Or YOU can special order your own waste-free cuts. Available at ArtWabiSabi

Louiseanndesigns – Market Bosworth, Warwickshire 

Beginner and intermediate level silver clay classes and the Art Clay Diploma.

Beccy Gillat School of Jewellery – Yardley Hastings, Northampton

Silver jewellery making classes and courses, silver clay classes, glass and general jewellery making classes.

Stratford School of Jewellery – Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Silver work and jewellery making classes and courses. Occasional silver clay classes from visiting tutors.

Metal Clay World – USA

Supplier of Project X clay, Five Star and Goldie base metal clays, tools and supplies.

Project X Clay – Clay Revolution

Project X offers a superior metal clay experience that is easy to use and produces excellent results. Its flexibility, construction ability, and high sinter levels make it a top choice for artists looking to create intricate designs and long-lasting pieces. With its simple firing schedules and easy rehydration, this metal clay is sure to be a staple in the art community for years to come.

CSACJ – Rushden, Northampton

The Central School of Art, Craft and Jewellery run by Julia Rai relocated from Cornwall to Rushden in the East Midlands in February 2023. We made a slight change to the name at that time from Cornwall, to Central. Julia teaches private, one-to-one classes in metal clay including the Art Clay Diploma, as well as allied subjects and jewellery making in her home studio. 

Jewellers Academy – Diploma in Silver Metal Clay

This is an online Diploma course with professionally filmed videos so you can take this course from anywhere in the world. It is suitable for beginners or those who already have a passion for metal clay and are ready to develop their skills.

There is also an optional tools and/or materials kits to help you hit the ground running.

As a Diploma student with Jewellers Academy you are fully supported. You will be assigned a mentor and get one to one feedback and assessment of your work as well as regular small group sessions via Zoom and a dedicated Facebook group staffed by an expert to answer your questions.

Cool Tools Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay™ 

Launched in March 2023, this is a low fire fine silver clay that can be torch fired. Shrinkage is 15-20%. Phoenix has excellent, unique working properties and can be fired with a kiln or torch. Because it can fire at low temperatures, it is the perfect clay for co-firing with glass. Its density provides strength in the greenware state, and after firing, it is ideal for soldering, enameling, bending and polishes to a beautiful high shine. To watch a video about Phoenix Torch Fireable Clay click here.

Fired Rose JewelleryRollesby, Norfolk

Beginner metal clay workshops.

Charm Tree Jewelry – Stevensville, MD

Metal smithing and metal clay classes, run Camp PMC qualification classes.

Be Creative Jewellery -Wimborne, Dorset

Metal clay classes for all levels.

ArtAndaluz – Spain

Silver clay classes for all levels.