What Is Metal Clay
'Metal clay' is a new jewellery technology that comes from advances in powder metallurgy. It is composed of pure silver particles, water and binders. In this form it is soft and malleable like plasticine: very easy to sculpt into any shape you can imagine. When your design is ready, you 'fire' the piece - raising it to high temperatures and causing the water and binders to evaporate and the metal particles to 'sinter' or fuse together, leaving a solid metal jewellery design. In this Silver-jewellery making workshop, you will use Silver Metal Clay, and produce a design in pure silver (999 silver, more pure than sterling or 925 silver!)
Begin your journey as a precious metal artist with the latest technology in hand fabrication: Powder metallurgy. Form ‘metal clay’ to create pure silver jewellery such as rings, pendants, earrings and brooches. Learn and perfect a variety of modelling methods, various gemstone setting techniques and, after firing, traditional and non-traditional jewellery finishing techniques to create spectacular silver jewellery. The programme consists of 6 directed projects and 1 final project and assessment divided over 5 days.
Introduction to Powder Metallurgy
Create Simple Rings with Prong Set Gems
Clay Types & Forms with Unique Uses & Setting Styles
Create Light Weight Hollow Jewellery
Achieve a Patina Finish
A former corporate trainer and speaker, Wahab is also a passionate jewellery artist specializing in wire sculpting and fabrication using powdered metals. Wahab is an accredited jewellery professional with GIA and brings over 15 years of experience in these specialities to the JDMIS Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Arts programmes. Many of his most unique design styles are self taught and he shares these with his Thread and Wire and Metal Clay students on a part-time basis.
Class was interesting, pieces made during class was as good as it was purchased. Materials for class were included in the fees which makes it good value.
- Agnes S. (Singapore)
Best place to learn Jewellery Design and Creations
- Appoorva S. (India)
You get to do a lot of things with your hands and take home your own jewellery.
- Doris R. (Germany)
I join to make pretty things for myself and my friends. It keeps me happy.
- Michelle C. (Singapore)
So much fun using clay to create jewellery. Creativity and innovation infused to create a master piece of our own.
- Vani M. (Singapore)
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.
Class size & safety
With only 6-10 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art by yourselt at home.
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, New Metal Technologies is much more accessible than you would imagine. You do not need jewellery or art experience to get started, and your classmates come from all walks of life - ensuring an enriching and enduring experience.
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
Next Steps (Powder Metallurgy Specialisation):
NM200 - New Metal Technology 2: Sculptural Design with Mixed Media
Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
MS100 - Traditional Metalsmithing 1: Foundation Metalwork Skills and Experience
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.