Precious Metal Clay, PMC Beginners Training, Classes, Courses and Workshops

All these teachers and schools provide beginners or introductory training in Precious Metal Clay (PMC). Some will travel outside their home area, see the listings for details. If you can't find an instructor in your area on this page, check the generic metal clay classes page and the Art Clay classes pages. All links open in a new window.

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Precious Metal Clay Beginners classes in the UK

Precious Metal Clay Beginners classes in the USA

Precious Metal Clay Beginners classes International


Amy Surman, The Oxford Bead Shop - Cowley, Oxford

Introduction to PMC, PMC rings and pendants, PMC Certification classes from the PMC Studio. Also runs silver work, beading, enamelling and jewellery making classes.

Artisan Alchemy - Essex, Manchester

Beginners silver clay classes mainly project based.

Bezeal - Cardiff

Silver clay beginners classes, PMC and Art Clay classes, metal clay taster sessions, fingerprint jewellery classes, artworks in silver classes, metal clay project classes, wireworking classes. Private classes arranged by appointment. Kiln firing services and open workshops. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Clarise Designer Jewellery - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Courses, beginners and improvers one day classes in Art Clay and Precious Metal Clay PMC. Also run bespoke classes in PMC, silversmithing, copperwork and enamelling. Specialist courses in PMC for business and fingerprint jewellery. They also sell PMC and Art Clay, tools, kilns and photo polymer stamp kits (Imagepac) and offer a kiln firing service.

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level silver metal clay, Art Clay Diploma Level 1 and 2 courses, glass fusing, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making and private classes. They also sell kilns and Dockyard carving tools.

Craftworx - Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire

Introduction to metal clay classes, PMC and Art Clay, baby fingerprint classes, ring making classes, stone setting classes, advanced stone setting classes, ceramics and silver clay classes, glass and silver classes, bronze and copper clay classes. Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Certification and a programme of masterclasses. Private classes arranged by appointment. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Denman College - Marcham, Near Oxford

Jewellery making classes including silver clay.

Farncombe Estate - Broadway (Cotswolds), Worcestershire

Silver clay classes for beginners. Also offer beginners silver jewellery making.

Jan Simon Design - Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Beginners PMC classes.

Jewellery School Online - Home Study

Throughout the 5 lessons you will learn to roll-out and texture the clay, make moulds to create 3D charms, dry, sand, drill and torch fire your clay before polishing them to a beautiful shine. This class is perfect for beginners wanting to learn the basics of working with silver metal clay and to make some lovely solid silver charms from home.

J Kettle Jewellery - Droitwich, Worcestershire

Beginners PMC classes on board the Jewellery Boat, a narrowboat with a workshop inside.

Julia Rai - Cornwall, London

Introduction to metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, Art Clay Diploma classes level 1 and 2, making your own textures class, private classes, one-to-one classes. Will travel to teach.

Learn Silver Clay - East Sussex

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginners and project based classes. Specialist provider of Fingerprint Keepsake Jewellery courses for business. Also, stockist of all fingerprint jewellery related products including Inkless Wipes, Polymer Plates Moulding Compounds through the PMC Shop.

London Jewellery School - Hatton Garden, London

One day classes and other short courses in a range of precious metal clay techniques from beginners to adding colour, stone setting, clay and Art Clay certification as well as copper clay, silversmithing, fused glass, Perspex, wire and beading courses and much more. Private tuition available for all levels or metal clay and other techniques. Plus the school offers three diploma programmes for those wanting to develop jewellery careers and businesses.

London Metal Clay - Harrow, Middlesex

Introduction to silver clay, PMC and Art Clay classes, silver clay jewellery classes, silver clay and beading classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

The Old Kennels - Dorset

Full schedule of craft classes including PMC classes, glass bead making and jewellery making.

PMC Designs - Chester, Cheshire

Workshops in silver metal clay for Beginners to Advanced. Project based classes in PMC and Cold Enamelling.

The PMC Studio - Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Precious Metal Clay PMC Introduction classes, PMC Certification classes.

Silvella Jewellery Studio - Pontypridd, Wales

PMC beginners and Certification training. Accredited PMC Studio Training Centre.

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Silverclay Creations - Halifax, West Yorkshire

Introduction to silver clay classes and advanced silver clay classes.

Silver Clay School - Crossgates, Fife

Introduction to silver metal clay classes, intermediate level silver metal clay classes. They also run a number of workshops including ring making, charm making and adding colour to metal clay, champleve enamel on silver clay classes.

Silver Petal - Chesterfield, Derbyshire 

Beginners PMC classes, silver work classes.

Silverwood - Walderslade, Kent

Beginners Art Clay and PMC classes.

The Square Studio - Northam, North Devon

PMC and copper clay classes. Accredited PMC Studio Training Centre.

Surrey Jewellery School - Woking, Surrey

A wide variety of classes in metal clay techniques, to suit all levels of experience. Individual and group tuition available, and jewellery making parties for all occasions. Accredited Training Centre for the PMC Studio, offering PMC Studio Certification programme.  Metal Clay kiln firing service, open days and studio hire.

Teesside Silversmith - Redcar, North Yorkshire

UK supplier of beads, gemstones, cabochons, tools and equipment for silversmithing, metal clay and jewellery making. They also run silversmithing and metal clay classes.

Touchmark Studios - Chew Magna, Bristol

Precious Metal Clay PMC and Art Clay beginners and advanced training, enamelling classes, silverwork and metal work classes. Private classes arranged by appointment. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Xuella Arnold - Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxford

Precious Metal Clay PMC basic training

Zantium - Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Fused and stained glass classes, mosaic classes and PMC classes.



Aberose Creations – North California

Precious Metal Clay PMC basic training.

Aftosa - Richmond, CA

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay PMC and project based classes.

The Alchemy Group - Arlington, Texas

Various workshops in Precious Metal Clay PMC and Bronze clay. They also run basic glass fusing classes.

Alicia Fink - Rochester and Brockport, NY

PMC beginners classes at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and at her studion in Brockport, NY.

Argentum - Pembroke Pines, FL

Beginners, intermediate and advanced PMC classes and PMC Connection Certification classes.

Baubles and Beads - San Rafael, CA

Retail bead store, no online sales. They also run training in wire work, stringing, PMC and metalsmithing.

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Bead Inspirations - Alameda, CA

Introduction to PMC classes. Also chain maille, wire work and Kumihimo classes.

The Bead Shop - Palo Alto, CA

Introductory project classes in Precious Metal Clay PMC .

Brighton Beads and More - Brighton, Michigan

Precious Metal Clay Silver, Bronze and Copper) beginning to advanced classes. Also offered are  glass (lampwork beads and fused glass), enameling, simple soldering,  silversmithing (forging, fold forming, Keum Bo, etching, hydrolic press,  clasps, stone setting, pewter) and jewelry making classes including wire wrapping, chain maille and beading.  Private lessons are available in all media for vacationing artisans and crafters as well as local students.

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Catherine Davies Paetz - Ohio

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal Arts - Denver, CO

PMC beginners and advanced classes, enamelling classes and silversmithing classes.

The Craft Guild of Dallas - Dallas, TX

PMC classes, metalwork and jewelry classes, beading classes.

Creator Haven - Watsonville, CA

Introductory and intermediate metal clay classes.

Danaca Design - Seattle, WA

This metal crafting center has Precious Metal Clay PMC beginners, intermediate and advanced classes.

Delphi Glass - Lansing, MI

Beginners metal clay classes. Also run glass, enameling, wire wrapping and jewelry making classes.

Denver School of Metal Arts - Denver, CO

PMC classes from beginner to advanced, metal smithing classes, enamel and fold forming.

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Elizabeth R Agte - New York

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay PMC classes

Fletcher Farm School - Ludlow, VT

This Arts and Crafts school runs metal clay classes as well as jewelry making and silver smithing classes. Lots of other arts and crafts classes too.

Good Muse Designs - Tucson, AZ

Silver metal clay classes for all levels from beginners to project based classes, bronze clay classes, metal clay and glass classes. Also offers private lessons.

Hadar Jacobson - Berkeley, CA

Hadar has been involved in the development of Bronze Clay, Copprclay and also sells her own powdered versions of bronze and copper clay. She runs classes in bronze clay, copper clay, silver clay and other subjects at her studio in Berkeley, CA. Hadar is willing to travel beyond her home town to train. Contact her for more information.

Holly Gage - Bowmansville, PA

Holly Gage of Gage Designs - Pennsylvania - Have carpet will travel US and Internationally. Holly offers Silver Metal Clay Classes with an emphasis on developing the creativity of the artist within. Innovative technique based lessons are presented to inspire, strengthen technical and design skills, and elevate the students abilities to the next level. Beginner; Advanced; Negative Space Caning; Metal Clay Repoussé and carving; Creative Prong solutions for setting irregular shaped items (titanium); Soul Companions - Glass wrapped silver beads. See website for present classes or to contact Holly for availability. Also, have a look at Holly Gage's work in this YouTube video.

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Howling Moon Studio - New Milford, CT

Basic Precious Metal Clay PMC classes

Indianapolis Arts Center - Indianapolis, IN

Precious Metal Clay PMC classes from beginners to advanced.

Janet Alexander - Dallas, TX

Beginners, intermediate and advanced PMC classes.

Janet Harriman - North Carolina

Basic Precious Metal Clay PMC classes

Janet Pace - Sherwood, Arkansas

PMC beginners and project based classes. Also offer wire wrapping and soldering classes.

John C Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

This school runs a variety of Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

Kris Kramer - Whitefish, Montana

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginners classes.

Lora Hart - Richmond, Virginia

All levels of instruction, from beginner to advanced Master Classes, including Certification.

Lyle Rayfield - Tucson, AZ

Art Clay Certification Level 1 and 2, PMC crossover classes, beginners classes, bronze and copper clay classes, speciality classes for intermediate and advanced students. Also teaches enamelling and texture making.

Mendocino Art Centre - Mendocino, CA

Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay - three day workshop

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Meredith Arnold - Various Locations, WA

Various Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

Metalwerx - Waltham, MA

This not for profit jewelry school runs a number of Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

Nancy Miller - Saratoga Springs, NY

Introductory and intermediate Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

Patrik Kusek - SF Bay Area and Various locations

All levels and types of metal clay including PMC, BronzClay and CopprClay. Plus specialty techniques such as granulation on PMC, rings, PPP's.

Peters Valley Craft Centre - Layton, NJ

Variety of metal working classes including Introduction to PMC.

PMCJazzed - Pennsylvania

Precious Metal Clay PMC basics class.

Potomac Bead Company - Alexandria, VA - Chambersburg, PA - Fort Myers, FL - Hagerstown, MD - Hanover, PA - Winchester, VA - Mechanicsburg, PA

A variety of classes running at stores including wireworking, beading, fusing and PMC.


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Silver 2 wear – Los Angeles

PMC classes, beginners to advanced

Silver, Gold and Glass - Haverhill, MA

Various classes introducing PMC.

Snow Farm - Williamsburg, MA

Craft school running a program of classes including metal working, cold connections, metal clay, enameling, wire work and kiln formed glass.

Terry Kovalcik - various locations

Illustrator, artist and teacher Terry Kovalcik has had work included in some of the top PMC books. He offers beginners, advanced and PMC certification classes in a variety of US locations.

Vitrum Studios - Beltsville, Maryland

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay PMC classes as well as intermediate level PMC, kiln formed glass, glass bead making and wire wrapping classes.

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Wired Up Beads - Southlake, Texas

PMC beginners and introductory classes, project based metal clay classes, bronze clay and copper clay classes.



Angela Baduel Crispin - Morbihan, France

Precious Metal Clay PMC Training – beginners to advanced. Angela is prepared to travel anywhere to train subject to expenses being covered. Contact Angela direct for more information.

Cormac Cuffe - Monkstown, South of Dublin, Ireland 

Silver work and PMC classes for beginners.

Cynosure - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

PMC classes at all levels. They also run metal work and jewellery making classes.

Eclectic Studio - Beaconsfield, NSW, Australia

PMC Certification classes as well as various other metal clay classes for beginners, intemediate and advanced students.

Ingrid Wild - Germany and Austria

Classes run by Ingrid Wild include PMC, Copprclay™ and Bronzclay™ . German language site which can also be viewed in English.

L'Ecole Creative - France

Online classes, some free, from a group of French artists. Covers metal clay, polymer clay and wirework.

Maggie Bergman - Melbourne, Australia

A range of Precious Metal Clay PMC classes from beginner to advanced.

Metal Clay - Switzerland

Silver, bronze and copper metal clay classes at all levels.

Metal Clay Art Studio - Two Rocks, Western Australia

Metal Clay, polymer clay and textile workshops.

Metal Energy - Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Beginners Precious Metal Clay PMC classes.

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Noortje Meijerink - Oss, The Netherlands

Precious Metal Clay PMC Workshops, PMC and Ceramics

PMC Academin - Sweden

I våra smyckeskurser lär du dig att göra smycken med hjälp av olika tekniker och material. Du kommer att göra innovativa och roliga smycken och du kan bygga på dina kunskaper till oanade höjder. Vi tycker om att dela med oss av  våra kunskaper. Det kommer du att märka. Läs om alla våra smyckeskurser under Kursbeskrivningar och när de äger rum under Kursschema.

PMC Studio France - France

PMC Studio France specialise in learning holidays offering a variety of courses ranging from three days to two weeks. For example the three days may involve learning how to make fingerprint jewellery and personalised jewellery with time left to enjoy the pool as well as a glass of French wine or two! Those coming on a weeks holiday may wish to complete an introductory course and one of the certification modules of their choice. Other choices include working with bronze and copper. These are fully catered holidays with plenty of French cuisine and indulgence if you so wish. Partners are also welcome for a moderate supplement and are free to see the sites whilst you learn. These holidays are suitable for all levels from those looking at learning a new skill to those serious about metal clay becoming their business. They also offer Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Certification classes.

Sue McNenly - Milton, Toronto, Canada

Private classes and workshops in PMC for small groups. Sue is willing to travel throughout Canada or the US to deliver classes. Contact her for more details.

Susan D Design - Hamburg, Germany

Introduction to silver metal clay classes, PMC and Art Clay classes, copper clay classes and some more advanced metal clay classes. Private classes arranged by appointment. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Sydney Jewellery School - Beaconsfield, NSW, Australia

Wide range of classes including PMC Certification, Faux Bone™ and mixed media.

Vienna Expressions Studio - Vienna, Austria

Introduction to silver metal clay, PMC and Art Clay classes. Private classes arranged by appointment. Kiln firing services and open workshops.


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