Precious Metal Clay

Precious metal clay can be sculpted like ordinary clay and then, amazingly, transformed into Fine Silver through a firing process. This course, which is suitable for beginners and the experienced alike, will teach you all aspects of working with this fantastic substance in a variety of ways.

Teresa Speer holds a BA (hons) in Jewellery. A qualified teacher, Teresa has been in the jewellery trade for over a quarter of a century, and has been teaching jewellery making for over 18 years.

Chasing and Repoussé

The course is limited to six places to ensure that there is a good student to teacher ratio, however this does mean that places are limited and as such students are advised to book early to ensure a place on the course.


Day 1.

You will begin by creating a leaf pendant

You will then create a piece using texturing, syringe and stone setting techniques

This is followed by a hollow form piece using cork or wood clay

You then a create piece using syringe techniques

You will learn different ways of firing your work

Day 2.

On the second day you will make 2 rings using different methods.

You will learn to finish your work to a high standard, both while it is still clay, and then after it has been fired into fine silver.

You will also learn how to oxidise your jewellery.


Skills you will learn

Precious metal clay techniques including handling, shaping and forming the clay

Precious metal clay syringe techniques

Precious metal clay paste techniques

How to set stones in the clay

How to add texture

Correctly drying the clay

How to torch fire

How to program the kiln for kiln firing

Using cork or wood clay to create hollow forms

How to make rings

Creating a fine silver replica of a natural leaf

How to give your pieces a professional finish after firing

Oxidising your work

Jewellery you will create

You will create a collection of fine silver pieces:

A beautiful natural leaf pendant

A You will create a textured, syringed and stone set piece to be used as a pendant, ring top or earrings

A hollow pendant

A syringed pendant

Two rings

Materials costs

All the materials for this course will be provided for £100. This includes:

30 grams of silver Art Clay

20 grams of Art Clay silver paste

10 grams of syringe silver

A variety of CZ stones


Precious Metal Clay Course
Precious Metal Clay Course
Precious Metal Clay Course