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Silverclay Jewellery Workshop

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Spring
  • Length: 10 weeks


On this hands-on 10-week course you’ll have the chance to create stunning pure silver jewellery using silver clay.

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates.

What you need to know

Spring term 2025

Tuesday 4 February – 8 April 2025 (10 Tuesdays, 18.00-21.00)


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any additional costs

Please be aware you'll need to purchase the silver and any other materials you need for your pieces. This will incur an additional cost on top of your course fee, and you can pay for it on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Costs will vary according to the amount of silver that you choose to use in your designs, but on average you may expect to pay up to £150. Projects can be designed to suit everyone’s budget. As a guide, approximately, a small charm will cost £6-10 and a medium-sized pendant will cost £20.

At the start of the course you’ll have the option to purchase a starter kit for £70.

You’ll also need to supply some basic study materials. Likewise, you’ll need to dress appropriately for the class for health and safety reasons. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to make notes
  • Wear old clothes or an apron
  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • Glasses if you need them for close-up work
  • Long hair must be tied back
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About this course

This 10-week course has been specially designed for anyone that wishes to learn how to make pure silver jewellery using silverclay. This introduction to silverclay is intended for both those who have never used metal clay before and those who have some experience of traditional silversmithing methods and wish to develop some different techniques to complement their existing skills.

Techniques that you’ll cover include soldering, sanding, polishing, texturing, and basic stone-setting. You’ll also learn how to make your own moulds to set your silverclay and will experiment with both torch and kiln firing.

Each week, you’ll cover a different area or skill relating to silver clay jewellery making, after which you’ll receive a mini-brief. Your projects will typically include items such as pendants, earrings, rings, and cuff links of your own design. Each brief is specially written to enable you to enhance both your design and practical skills.

One of the great advantages of working in metal clay is that it's relatively easy to continue working at home after the course without a big investment, as you don’t need many tools or specialist equipment.

  • Rolling out the clay to a consistent thickness
  • Mould-making
  • Texturing and cutting out shapes
  • Sanding, polishing, and burnishing
  • Torch firing and basics of kiln firing
  • Use of syringe paste
  • Basic stone-setting
  • Basic soldering

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Possess improved design and jewellery making skills using silverclay
  • Be the proud owner of a small collection of beautiful, wearable jewellery that incorporates the new skills you’ve developed throughout the course
  • Have the confidence to design and create your own jewellery pieces outside the course setting
  • Be knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of different specialist techniques required to work with silverclay
  • Be able to apply a range of finishes to your jewellery pieces
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there is no formal assessment. As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback, so you know how you're getting on.

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Meet your tutor

Grainne Reynolds

Grainne Reynolds

Silver Clay Artist and Tutor

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