About Metal Clay: The "Green" Metal.
Metal Clay is a completely green product, meaning it is as environmentally friendly as it can get! Using recycled metals from various sources such as the backs of mirrors, X-rays and electronics, results in a smaller carbon footprint compared to jewellery manufactured from recently mined metals. Many artist that create beautiful Metal Clay jewellery can also be proud of their socially responsible sourcing practices.
Extend your knowledge and experience beyond fine silver to incorporate other materials, both new and traditional, to produce unique jewellery. Discover the creative opportunities of glass fusing and how to incorporate glass, UV resins and metal clays together to stunning effect. Learn additional setting styles for faceted gemstones and pearls or raw gem materials. The programme consists of 7 directed projects and 1 final project work and assessment divided over five days.
Sculptural & Carved Designs
Master the creation of crisp lines and accurate symmetry as well as invisible joins and effective repairs so as to produce quality, professional-looking jewellery with sharp features. Your second project involves the accurate reproduction of carved patterns, and also extended pre-finishing techniques to ensure perfection once your design is fired and polished.
Intricate Designs with Clay & Syringe Type Clay
Customised Syringe & Pearl Setting
GlassWork with Silver Clay
Work with UV Resins Combined with Silver
Metal Clay and Metalsmithing are more rewarding than only seeing my pieces in CAD or paper.
- Andrea C. (Philippines)
I’ve already told several friends that the course covered very good material and I feel like it prepares us to go home and continue. Recommended!
- Saher L. (Pakistan)
I’m planning to make some accessories to match my fashion design (clothing) pieces, and eventually gear it towards a fashion runway show.
- Huang V. (China)
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.
NM100 - New Metal Technology 1: Creative Silver Modelling Techniques
Next Steps (Powder Metallurgy Specialisation):
NM300 - New Metal Technology 3: Advanced techniques with Moulds to Gold
Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
MS100 - Traditional Metalsmithing 1: Foundation Metalwork Skills and Experience
Next Steps (Jeweller's Knowledge):
GT100 - Jewellery Trade Practices 1: Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets and/or
FT100 - Jewellery Fashion Trends 1: Epic and Contemporary Trends
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Precious Metal Arts 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.