Julia Rai is an artist, writer and teacher working predominately in metal clay.
Well known in the international metal clay community, Julia has been working with metal clay since 2004 and teaching it since 2007. She holds a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, the Higher Metal Clay Diploma, PMC Certification from Rio Grande and is an Art Clay Senior Instructor. She also holds the City and Guilds 7407 Further Education Teaching Qualification.
Julia teaches a variety of subjects and is always looking for new class topics to pursue. She also has two downloadable video classes on Craftcast and a beginners metal clay video class on Jewellery School Online.
She is the Director of the Metal Clay Academy, an online resource for everyone interested in metal clay. Her spare time is currently taken up with working on projects for the metal clay Masters Registry. Julia has achieved Registry IV, the first person in the world to achieve this level.