october, 2019

2019sat12oct10:00 am4:00 pmSilver Jewellery Using Precious Metal Clay (OCTOBER DAY SCHOOL)Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 week


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 week

Book a place on the course

£82 - Contact the office on 01223 712340 with any queries

Price £82.00

For how many people? -1 +

Total Price £82.00


Course details

Brief Description:

Art Clay precious metal clay is easy to use, fun, inspiring and non-toxic. As a beginner you can use ‘tools’ you can find in your kitchen, office, or DIY toolbox.

Art Clay looks and feels much like ordinary sculpting or porcelain clay. What makes it so fantastic is that it consists of extremely fine particles or pure metal (silver or gold), almost like dust, mixed up with a non-toxic organic binder. The binder burns out during firing, leaving you with a pure metal piece.

Art Clay Silver can be fired with glass, some stones and sterling silver. You can fire it with a torch, on a gas stove, or in a kiln.

There are three simple steps to creating your own silver jewellery:

  1. Shape your piece
  2. Leave it to dry
  3. Fire it

That’s it! You now have a pure fine silver piece which just needs polishing up. The fired silver clay can be hallmarked as fine silver at any UK Assay Office.

Previous experience and knowledge needed:


Learning outcomes;

  • To understand properties and work with silver metal clay
  • To learn how to make molds, design and fabricate items of jewellery from silver metal clay
  • To learn how to dry, fire and polish items of metal clay jewellery
  • To learn how to file, polish and finish item into a piece of wearable jewellery


Jackie Lucas works from her garden studio in South Cambridge, designing and crafting bespoke items of jewellery using silver, gold, enamel, gemstones and silver metal clay. Jackie exhibits her work as ‘Cloudberry Designs’ at events locally and London. Her work can be seen at Primavera, Kings parade, Cambridge and Things British St. Pancras International Station, London.

What students need to bring:

  • apron
  • closed toe shoes
  • paper and pen
  • items of interest for inspiration or to make a mold of ..ie, shells, buttons, item of jewellery or item with detail, natural product from nature.



£82 – bookings open on 1st July


Jackie Lucas

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