Welcome to the Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery

What we do

Jewellery making is our thing! Here you can learn to make jewellery like a true alchemist using metal clay. You can also learn how to easily add colour and texture to your work which is what makes metal clay such a fantastic medium. Our principal tutor and director of the school is Julia Rai, internationally well known metal clay artist, tutor and writer. She teaches all our scheduled and private metal clay classes.

We also run master classes with international tutors in a range of jewellery making techniques so check out what we have coming up…

From half day taster metal clay classes to week long master classes, we have something for everyone. 

Complete beginner? No problem, we’re friendly and welcoming and you’ll soon be creating something stunning in silver clay. 

Want to improve your skills? Intermediate or advanced metal clay classes, private classes or approved Camp PMC or Art Clay Diploma qualification courses are just the thing to help you develop and grow your skills…

Dockyard Micro Carving Tools

We stock Dockyard carving tools which are fantastic for carving wood, lino, silicone carving blocks, baked polymer clay and dry metal clay. They are the recommended brand by many metal clay artists and teachers. You can also buy Julia’s book here. Making Metal Clay Jewellery is a great introduction to working with silver metal clay and you can even get it signed by Julia!

Julia has recorded video tutorials for Craftcast and Jewellers Academy. She has also made some free videos showing various techniques which you may find interesting.

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We have metal clay classes and courses at all levels plus other classes in a variety of subjects. Our speciality is metal clay and we also run complementary classes like texture making and adding colour. Our Art Clay World approved Diploma and Camp PMC Certification courses are very popular with people keen to make metal clay their business. 

And our master classes are something else!

Awesome classes, expert tutors in a stunning location... a great place to learn something new and see the sites

“Cornwall is very primeval: great, black, jutting cliffs and rocks, like the original darkness, and a pale sea breaking in, like dawn. It is like the beginning of the world, wonderful…” DH Lawrence, letter 1961

It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful or diverse place to visit than Cornwall. We have beaches, moors, hills and countryside, rugged cliffs with coastal paths, ancient stone circles, ruined castles and mystical sites. Quaint fishing villages, woods and waterfalls, Lands End and the Lizard. World class theatre from Kneehigh Theatre, Miracle Theatre and the amazing Minack.

We have King Arthur, Poldark and Doc Martin, the Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites. Cornish cream teas, award winning wine producers, fine dining, the original Cornish pasty and the best fish and chips! 

So many places to visit and things to do and only four hours by train from London. Visit our local accommodation page to find places to stay – we have something for every price bracket or taste.

And remember to book your class with us – we’d love to welcome you to beautiful Cornwall.