Jewellery Making Courses

Metal clay courses

Precious Metal Clay (also known as pmc, silver clay or Artclay) is a relatively new and innovative product which enables you to make real silver jewellery without the need for expensive specialist equipment. 

Silver Clay consists of fine particles of silver suspended in an organic binder, which has the consistency and properties of traditional clay. 

It can be rolled, stamped, textured, folded and molded to create a wide array of shapes and designs. Once dry the clay is fired under intense heat, the binder burns away, leaving you with a perfect piece of jewellery in solid 99.9% pure fine silver.

All you need is a table, a good light, a few basic tools (some of which can be found in your kitchen drawer) and a good imagination!

At Silverwood Jewellery you will find a range of courses to suit everyone, from the complete beginner to the more advanced jewellery maker wanting to learn new techniques. Class sizes are small and the courses can often be tailored to your specific needs. At the end of the course you will go away with a piece of jewellery or more to enjoy and show off to friends and family.

All classes are taught in my home studio in a very relaxed and informal setting with a ready supply of coffee and biscuits!  

I do have a very friendly and nosy cat who will quite often pop in to examine whatever it is we're working on, so if you don't like cats please let me know in advance so that I can lock her out!  I also have an over enthusiastic Lurcher puppy so again, if you don't like dogs please let me know so that I can make sure she's contained.

Silverwood Jewellery holds valid public liability insurance and an up to date CRB certificate.

The following courses are currently being offered:


Charmed by Silver

10:00 - 1:30

£75

In this class you will be introduced to the basics of working with metal clay. You will learn to roll the clay out to an even consistency and texture both sides of you so wish. The course includes 7g of silver, all tools used on the day and a piece of cord to wear your creation home. You can choose to purchase more silver if you'd like to make a bigger piece and you will also have the option to purchase a silver chain if you'd prefer. 

Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Next class dates:

Wed 13 February 2019

This course is available on a 121 basis for an additional £160


Layered Silver pendant with fireproof cubic zirconia

10:00 - 3:00

£85

In this class you will learn to roll the clay out to an even consistency and texture both sides of you so wish. You will create layers in silver and set a fireproof cubic zirconia.   The picture is for illustration purposes only.  You will have the choice to interpret these techniques any way you'd like.

The course includes 10g of silver, all tools used on the day and a piece of cord to wear your creation home. You can choose to purchase more silver if you'd like to make a bigger piece and you will also have the option to purchase a silver chain if you'd prefer. 

Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. 

Next class dates: 

Saturday 2 February 2019

This course is available on a 121 basis for £180


Inspired by Nature 

 10:00 -3:00 

 £85 per person 

We shall be using moulds of shells, berries, twigs etc to create a piece of Fine silver jewellery. The course includes 10g of silver, all tools used on the day and a piece of cord to wear your creation home. You can choose to purchase more silver if you'd like to make a bigger piece and you will also have the option to purchase a silver chain of you'd prefer. 

Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Next class dates:

Saturday 23 January 2019

Saturday 9 March 2019

This course is available on a 121 basis for £180.


Walk with Nature (next course will be in March) 

 10:00 - 4:00 

 £95 per person 

We begin the day with a walk in the woods, where you will forage for inspiration. You will then create your own mould, which you get to keep after the class. You will end the day with a unique piece of Fine silver jewellery, created by your own hand.  

The course includes 10g of silver, all tools used on the day and a piece of cord to wear your creation home.

 You can choose to purchase more silver if you'd like to make a bigger piece and you will also have the option to purchase a silver chain of you'd prefer. 

 Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Next class dates:

Wednesday 27 March 2019


This course is available on a 121 basis for £200

Silver Ring Course

10:00 - 3:00

£85

Some experience with silver clay would be preferable for this course.

On this course you will learn how to correctly size and make a ring in silver clay.  You will learn to add an embellishment, fire and polish your ring.

The course includes the use of all tools and silver clay.

Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Next course dates:  

Saturday 23 February 2019

This course is avialable on a 121 basis for £180


Bespoke course

Is there something you would like to learn that's not included in the courses already offered?  Click the contact tab at the top of the page and get in touch to discuss your needs so that we can tailor make a course to suit you.

Cost: Depends on what you're wanting to learn.