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 – April 2024

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.

Jewellers Academy – Diploma in Silver Metal Clay

Enrolment for the next intake in September 2024 is open from December 2023 until 20 May 2024 so check out the information and sign up soon. You can pay by installments so by enrolling now, you spread the cost over a longer period of time.

If you decide to sign up for this Diploma course, please let us know and let Jewellers Academy know that Julia at the Metal Clay Academy referred you. I do receive an affiliate payment and I can assure you that if I didn’t think this course was brilliant I wouldn’t be promoting it. I know how hard the Jewellers Academy team work to make their Diploma’s so good and hundreds of students have benefitted from studying these online courses.

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.

Jewellers Academy – Jewellery Making Home Study Diplomas

The Jewellers Academy have a number of online Diploma courses with enrolment for the courses starting in September 2024 open from December 2023 through to 20 May 2024. You can pay by instalments so signing up early allows you to pay over a longer period of time.

Diploma in Silver Jewellery – year 1, beginners/intermediate level.

Diploma in Fine Jewellery – year 2, designed as the follow on course from year 1, intermediate level.

Advanced Jewellery Diploma – year 3, designed as the follow on course from year 2, advanced level.

Diploma in Silver Metal Clay – for beginners and those with experience with metal clay.

If you decide to sign up for any of these Diploma courses, please let us know and let Jewellers Academy know that Julia at the Metal Clay Academy referred you. I’ll receive an affiliate payment and I can assure you that if I didn’t think these courses were brilliant I wouldn’t be promoting them. I know how hard the Jewellers Academy team work to make their Diploma’s so good and hundreds of students have benefitted from studying these online courses.

Hare and Moon Jewellery – Westgate, Margate, Kent, UK

Beginner workshops in silver metal clay in Westgate and Margate. Find out more by using the website contact page.

Silver Clay Academy – Hermitage, Newbury, Berkshire, UK

Metal clay classes at all levels including the Art Clay Diploma.

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 everyone. Join AMCAW here to get discounted booking prices.

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

Beccy Gillat School of Jewellery – Yardley Hastings, Northampton

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

Metal Clay World – USA

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

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.

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.