If you're new to working with silver clay, we recommend you 'Sign Up' to our online academy and enrol on 'Get started with Silver Clay...in 6 easy steps'. You'll find it in the course directory listed under 'Free Courses' and there's 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 metal 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. We have free content to get you started, and to help you build your skills we offer manufacturer supported certification paths and our PMC Studio Membership.
There's no right or wrong way to progress your metal clay skills - it's whatever works best for you, so go ahead and mix and match what we have to offer to create your ideal learning programme.
Loving the course so far. Learning lots of techniques that will expand my skillset working with metal clay and various components of it. The projects are sim...Read More
Loving the course so far. Learning lots of techniques that will expand my skillset working with metal clay and various components of it. The projects are simple, yet elegant and professional enough to build up our confidence. The instructors are knowledgeable and patient making sure we all understand the objectives while gently guiding us along.Read Less
The course is so well designed and very professional . It’s easy to follow and allows you time to complete each project at your own pace, with excellent vid...Read More
The course is so well designed and very professional . It’s easy to follow and allows you time to complete each project at your own pace, with excellent video instructions for each project. The teaching and support is brilliant with regular zoom meetings, advice and help whenever needed. Can’t recommend this course highly enough.Read Less
Such a great learning experience for beginners and people who have been self taught like myself. I learned easier, better ways to accomplish things I had b...Read More
Such a great learning experience for beginners and people who have been self taught like myself. I learned easier, better ways to accomplish things I had been doing. I also learned new things that would have taken me years to learn. You move along at your own pace and have such amazing support and helpful teachers.Read Less
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, some courses have a dedicated Facebook group for additional support, which you'll be invited to join when you enrol on the 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, for some courses we hold regular clinics and informal meetings via Zoom. These help us all keep in touch and enable you to ask questions and share experiences. 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.
Your tutors are Julie Holt & Helen Drye, both 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!
Together they run The PMC Studio, which is the official PMC training partner for UK & Europe, working closely with the manufacturers of PMC, Mitsubishi Materials Trading Corporation. They also run their own jewellery businesses where they make and sell their own jewellery, and offer studio training. In 2020 they launched 'Learn Silver Clay Online' - the online silver clay academy of The PMC Studio
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