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Jewellery: Metal Clay

This course is designed for learners with no previous knowledge of making jewellery with metal clay. Beginning jewellery makers are welcome as are those with experience with silver clay or other forms of jewellery making. Most important is a desire to learn and make pieces from these materials. There are a number of different metal clays available. On this course we will experiment with copper clay to make jewellery. Metal clays are substantially cheaper than silver clay meaning that you can afford to be more experimental!
  • Who is it for?

    This course is designed for learners with no previous knowledge of making jewellery with metal clay. Beginning jewellery makers are welcome as are those with experience with silver clay or other forms of jewellery making. Most important is a desire to learn and make pieces from these materials.

  • What does it cover?

    There are a number of different metal clays available. On this course we will experiment with both bronze clay and copper clay to make jewellery (although silver clay will be available to buy at cost price for any finished pieces).
    These metal clays are substantially cheaper than silver clay meaning that larger pieces can be made and you can afford to be more experimental!

    You will learn how to:
    - Roll out, texture and cut out the clay consistently
    - Dry and file the clay before firing
    - How the different clays are fired (note bronze has to be kiln fired, there are some types of copper clay that can be fired with a butane torch)
    - Polish your piece and add a jump ring, ready to wear

  • What will it be like?

    Teaching methods:
    - Visual demonstration and verbal explanation
    - Written handouts with visual diagrams
    - One-to-one teaching
    - Group discussions
    Learning methods:
    - Hands on practical experience
    - Reading handouts and following instructions
    - One-to-one and group discussion

    How will I be assessed?
    At the start: Self assessment questionnaire

    On the course: Through self assessment, peer assessment and tutor assessment

    At the end: Through self assessment, peer assessment and tutor assessment

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Some clay will be provided by the centre. It is possible that you will need to buy additional bronze or copper clay (it depends on how large the pieces you make are). You can purchase more silver clay from your tutor at cost price.

  • What could it lead to?

    You may choose to study another metal clay course, for example introduction to silver clay jewellery and silver clay and fused glass jewellery. Alternatively you may want to try a different jewellery making technique or it may inspire you to study other Art, Design or the Performing Arts courses at the Mary Ward Centre (see prospectus).

Available Courses

Jewellery: Metal Clay

This course is designed for learners with no previous knowledge of making jewellery with metal clay. Beginning jewellery makers are welcome as are those with experience with silver clay or other forms of jewellery making. Most important is a desire to learn and make pieces from these materials. There are a number of different metal clays available. On this course we will experiment with copper clay to make jewellery. Metal clays are substantially cheaper than silver clay meaning that you can afford to be more experimental!

29 September 2023 – 03 November 2023
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1700
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 January 2024 – 16 February 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1701
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Come and join us to learn in this supportive and friendly environment.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1719
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1717
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1711
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1718
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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10 January 2024 – 28 February 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1712
£291 / £102
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Silver Jewellery Workshop

The 'Silver Jewellery Workshop' provides an opportunity for students of all levels to come along to create their own jewellery under the tuition of experienced jeweller Sally Lees. Students will benefit from Sally's extensive knowledge of jewellery making including her skills in jewellery making techniques using aluminium, silver, brass and copper to complete projects and start new ones. Students can bring their own silver or use the silver making techniques on copper or brass that is provided. Advanced students can bring their projects from previous classes to complete with close guidance and advice.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1704
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Silver Clay Jewellery

Explore a range of techniques working with silver clay, and learn how to shape, refine and complete your own unique silver jewellery pieces. Ideal for beginners and those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill.

06 June 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1710
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 November 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1708
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 February 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1709
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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