Welcome to Learn Silver Clay Online!

The online silver clay academy for The PMC Studio

We're so glad you're here!  Have a browse to see what we have to offer 

and if you've any questions at all, don't hesitate to get in touch!

What should I do first?

If you're new to working with silver clay, we recommend you sign up for 'Get started with Silver Clay...in 6 easy steps'.  It's free, absolutely no strings attached, so a great way to find out more to see if silver clay is for you.  We also recommend this course if you've been working with silver clay for a while too - you've really nothing to lose by completing it, and in our experience there's always something new to learn.

After that, the choice is yours.  You can follow a structured approach by following either of our manufacturer supported certification paths.  Alternatively you can follow a less structured approach with our individual project courses.  

There's no right or wrong way to build your silver clay skills - it's whatever works best for you.  So go ahead and mix and match to create your ideal learning programme as you can do any of our courses in whatever order you wish.

How will I learn?

Each course has a programme of work, accompanied by a series of video's and downloads, which are accessed here in Thinkific, our learning management system.  It helps you work through the course, step-by-step, download notes, and repeat lessons if needed.  You don’t have to be here at a specific time, you just pop in and out when YOU can.  So you go at your own pace.  And all our courses come with a lifetime access guarantee, so do the course as many times as you like and benefit from updates as they are published - all for one enrolment fee.  

We also have a Facebook page for general information and sharing - click here to follow us.  In addition, each course has a dedicated Facebook group for additional support and you'll be invited to join it when you enrol on a course.  Here you can ask the tutor specific questions, connect with a community of people doing the same work as you and build friendships.  We do live demonstrations here too, great for any tricky areas where you need some additional support, and they are always available in the group so that you can look at them again and again, at any time.

Finally, we sometimes hold tele-conferences via Zoom.  This is usually whenver it is helpful to walk students through content.  Whilst these sessions are held at a specified time and we recommend students join in person, we understand this isn't always possible so they are recorded and the video loaded into the Facebook group so that you can view it there if you miss it.

Who are my tutors?

Julie Holt & Helen Drye

Julie & Helen are experienced Silver Clay artists and Senior Instructors, who between them have been specialising in PMC (Precious Metal Clay) for over 25 years.  As a result, there's not much they don't know about this amazing product!

They offer studio training  in Surrey and York, and in 2020 launched 'Learn Silver Clay Online' - the innovative virtual  silver clay classroom of The PMC Studio

Julie Holt


My jewellery making journey started in 2002 when I bought my first kit. I can’t claim that the end results were great, however I was very proud of what I had made and was hooked! Whilst still working in the corporate world, each year I would focus on learning a new area of jewellery making, be it traditional goldsmithing, wire weaving, chain maille, beading - and of course, silver clay! And during that time I attended courses, completed self-paced learning and did lots of practise, practise, practise to develop my skills. During this time jewellery making became my dream job and in 2009 I left my IT career, opened my first studio and took the plunge into full-time jewellery making & teaching. My favourite Silver Clay technique is dry construction - I’ve been hooked on making lentil beads since I made my first one back in 2005 during my PMC Studio Certification course. I can’t explain why, I’ve just always loved them - they're very satisfying to make. To get in touch, e-mail julie@learnsilverclayonline.com

Helen Drye


My jewellery making journey started with traditional silversmithing techniques before I moved into with silver clay. One day I saw someone with a beautiful silver pendant and was desperate to find out how she made it. That’s when I found out about silver clay! It was an amazing product with a whole range of creative possibilities. I loved it! I did a starter course and bought a kit. After experimenting for a while, I started my own silver keepsake business in 2012. I learnt to refine and polish my pieces of jewellery to a high shine finish and went on to develop my own designs. Since then I became a Senior PMC Instructor and love teaching silver clay. My favourite silver clay technique is working with PMC Flex, and creating strips of ‘paper’ with them to create quills. Just breathe on the silver clay Flex strips and they’ll be flexible enough to bend! To get in touch, e-mail helen@learnsilverclayonline.com


Are you ready to start learning how to make silver clay jewellery from home?

  • Flexible approach - learn at your own pace, at a time and place to suit you

  • Expert tuition with support at your fingertips

  • Lifetime course access guaranteed

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