About Metal Clay: Gold , Silver, Bronze & Copper
Metal Clays have revolutionized the jewellery-making process. These materials are initially as soft as clay. After they are fired, however, they become pieces of 99.9 % pure silver, 22 karat gold, bronze or copper. The speed and creative options presented by metal clay have captivated a large international following of both jewellery artists and industry professionals. JDMIS maintains an excellent relationship with the manufacturers of these amazing products and exclusively offers its students the most up-to-date techniques regarding their use.
The use of Metal Clay is both an art and a science, allowing students to focus on creative expression instead of outdated techniques and expensive tools. In all of our metal clay jewellery classes, students are given instructions and then, with the teacher’s advice and guidance, immediately begin to design and create.
With experience comes the confidence to work with better quality materials. Master the combination of 22 karat gold into your designs, as well as how to fuse gold-leaf to silver designs to achieve an opulent look without the cost of solid gold. As well as working with the finest materials, mastery of metal clays requires expertise in creating moulds and patterns to produce consistent lines of precious metal jewellery. This programme consists of 6 directed projects and 1 final project and assessment over five days.
Moulds and Texture Creation
Gilded Silver Pendant
Silver and Gold Combination Techniques
Multi-layered Quick-art Designs
Paper-type Quilling Technique
Tools & Materials
Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools and reference and jewellery fabrication materials needed in order to immediately start producing their very own pieces of jewellery.
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
NM200 - New Metal Technology 2: Sculptural Design with Mixed Media
Next Steps (Powder Metallurgy Specialisation):
NM400 - New Metal Technology 4: Professional Powder Metallurgy Masterclass
Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
MS300 - Traditional Metalsmithing 3: Metalsmithing with Basic Stone settings
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Precious Metal Arts Advanced Diploma.
1 week (Full-time), or
5 weeks (Part-time)
JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).
Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.