What is Metal Clay
After taking part in JDMIS' New Metals Technology I, II & III courses, you would have completed a myriad of beautiful eye-catching Metal Clay jewellery pieces by now. Yet there is still more to learn!Further your mastery in this unique form of jewellery making
Experiment with an interesting form of metal work that originated from Japan known as Mokume-Gane. Learn to inlay one metal into another and the considerations taken to ensure these methods of jewellery crafting turn out as beautiful as you envisioned them.
This is the fourth and final part in a series of our improved 30 hour "Experience" programmes that includes more projects and materials to ensure you build the confidence to create professional level jewellery.
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.
In-lay Technique with Silver and Brass
Sculptural Designs for Wrist Jewellery
Art of Mokume-gane
Mixed Metal Cintering
Master Metal Clay Projects
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.
Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
MS300 - Traditional Metalsmithing 3: Metalsmithing with Basic Stone settings
Next Steps (Advanced Jeweller's Knowledge):
GT200 - Jewellery Trade Practices 2: Gem Identification Methods and/or
FT200 - Jewellery Fashion Trends 2: Aesthetic Self Discovery and Future Trends
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.