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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent six day advanced skills Art Clay Diploma Intensive metal clay qualification course. It covers Art Clay Diploma levels 1 and 2 back to back and is only suitable for very experienced metal clay users. Before booking, please call or contact Julia to agree on the dates for the course as this needs to be scheduled alongside Julia’s other commitments. Holders of this qualification enjoy 20% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors.

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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent six day advanced skills Art Clay Diploma Intensive metal clay qualification course. The intensive course covers Art Clay Diploma levels 1 and 2 back to back. Only very experienced metal clay users can expect to pass this course. Please contact Julia to agree on the dates for the course before you book.

The manufacturer of Art Clay, Aida Chemicals in association with the European Art Clay distributors have set the curriculum for this course. The qualification is recognised across Europe. Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 1 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes. They also get a 15% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors. Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 2 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes. They get a 20% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors. Find out more here.

Level: Lots of experience

Timings: 10am – 5pm each day

Course Outline

This is an intensive six day course which covers Level 1 and Level 2 of the Art Clay Diploma back-to-back. As such, it is only suitable for metal clay students with a very good level of skill working with silver clay. It will move at a pace appropriate for those who are very familiar with metal clay. It is not suitable for complete beginners or those without plenty of experience using metal clay.

You will be required to pass the Level 1 Diploma before moving on to the Level 2 part of the Intensive course. If you have booked the Intensive but do not pass Level 1, no refund will be offered. Before booking the Intensive course please be very sure you have the required skill level. If you are in doubt, call the school to speak to Julia.

To see the complete Level 1 and Level 2 Diploma course content by following these links.

What is included in the cost of the course?

The class cost includes all materials and the Art Clay World Level 1 and 2 Diploma fees.

Next Steps

Holders of the Art Clay Diploma level 2 qualification enjoy 20% discount on Art Clay products from the official distributors.

You will be eligible to progress to the Art Clay Higher Diploma on successful completion of both levels. There are no classes at this level and you will have set criteria for designing and making three pieces of jewellery. This must be done without the help or guidance of a teacher. You will need to wait six months from the date of your Level 1 class before submitting your pieces for the Higher Diploma. The Higher Diploma holder gets 30% discount on Art Clay products and can teach Level 1 and 2 Diploma classes.

Why choose the Art Clay Diploma?

The Art Clay Diploma metal clay certification is one of the most beneficial precious metal clay qualification available. Not only do you get training in a variety of advanced metal clay techniques, you also get discounts on Art Clay products. This discount is a huge benefit if you are going to make working with precious metal clay your business. Or even if you want your hobby to cost you less! If you also want to learn traditional silver working techniques, adding colour, texture making or working with other brands of metal clay, take a private class with Julia Rai. You can set your own agenda and learn exactly what you need. All of the techniques included in other, less beneficial metal clay qualification courses can be learned in a private day with Julia.

Financial benefits

The total cost of gaining the full Art Clay Diploma metal clay qualification at CSACJ is below.

  • Art Clay Diploma Intensive private class (levels 1 and 2) and Art Clay Higher Diploma fee (£25) – £1225
  • Diploma levels 1 and 2 scheduled classes and Art Clay Higher Diploma fee (£25) – £1165
  • Diploma levels 1 and 2 private classes and Art Clay Higher Diploma fee (£25) – £1315
  • Add a private one day class with Julia Rai at £200 to cover anything else you want to learn.

Bring your own materials on the private class if necessary at the discount you will receive having passed the Art Clay Diploma!

Before you book a precious metal clay qualification course, compare the total costs. Really consider the benefits and merits of each and decide what you want. Look at the skills learned, the techniques covered and think about the value for money. Also consider the lifetime financial benefits of the qualifications against other metal clay qualification courses. Make sure you spend your hard earned money on something that is worth getting.

If you have any questions, Julia is happy to discuss these with you. Call her on the number above or send an email through our contact page. Please read the CSACJ terms and conditions before booking a class or course.

9 reviews for Art Clay Diploma Intensive Private Course

  1. Rachel

    I had a fantastic week with Julia on the intensive level 1 and 2 course. The facilities were great. Julia is a guru. Her knowledge and skill is immense. It was great working at my own pace (I liked the constant progress and development) but if I needed more time that was fine too. I’m already putting my new skills into practice. Thank you so much it was a totally indulgent week.

  2. Helen Phillips

    Just completed the intensive art clay diploma with Julia. Fantastic course and tutor, and very welcoming. Julia kept the pace of the course at a good level, allowing me time to finish pieces without feeling rushed. Julia is a wealth of knowledge about metal clay really enjoyed the course and will definitely consider returning to complete further course/ workshops with her. Thank you, Helen

  3. Tracy Laing

    I have just completed the 6 day intensive Level 1 & Level 2 Art Clay Diploma with Julia Rai at the Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery and I have to say it was fabulous. Julia was amazing – very knowledgeable, informative and overall helpful throughout the six days. I had done a single day taster class at Metal Clay about a year before and have been studying YouTube and many other online resources/books since, so I went into this course with some basics and a little practice. However, I learnt so much more through these six days – there is really no substitute for having someone show you how it’s all done. That said, it is intensive as there’s so much to learn and the pressure is on you to complete all the pieces to be assessed as best you can within the timescale. Julia led me through every technique and stage expertly and kept me on track throughout. I’m very happy to say that I passed and I’m very proud of the jewellery pieces I took away with me.
    The facilities are excellent with all the tools and equipment needed, easy to get to with good access.
    I will certainly be back for future courses with CSACJ!

  4. Rae

    Had the most amazing 6 days doing my levels 1 and 2….thanks Julia for you patience and Sally Caslake for the company and giggles x

  5. Sally

    So delighted to have passed my level 2 diploma today!! Many thanks to Julia Rai from Cornwall school of art, craft and jewellery (CSAJC) for having the patience and expertise to guide me every step of the way! And thanks to Rae Evans for being my partner in crime and brilliant company through the 6 days, Well done for passing level 2 also xx

  6. Helen – Auckland, NZ

    Don’t dither, just book it! I cannot recommend this course highly enough – I’m so glad I did it.

    I was nervous coming into the classroom on my first day, but Julia has a way about her that could put anyone at ease. Looking back, I am amazed at how much I learnt over the six days, improving in both skills and confidence as the course progressed. Don’t get me wrong, I made mistakes, plenty of them, but with Julia (and her wealth of experience) sat beside me all the way, I was shown how to correct things and that was the best gift of all. Working one-on-one with Julia, getting a real instinct for the clay in all its states, was invaluable. And, I mustn’t underestimate the incidental things I picked up along the way, like effective drying of the clay, clay shrinkage, clay reconstitution, good work area skills, proper kiln use, etc., all of which added such a lot to the depth of knowledge and confidence I walked away with.
    I left the course after the six days fizzing with ideas, faith in my skills to carry them out (+ repair my inevitable mistakes!), and having greatly enjoyed the company of an immensely talented artist. It was a privilege Julia, thank you.

  7. Irene from Norway

    I am very pleased with the results and not least thanks to my wonderful teacher Julia. She has given me constructive feedback all the way. I can really recommend this intensive diploma course.

  8. Sarah

    Have done and passed my Level 1 & 2 diploma in metal clay, with Julia. She’s an amazing teacher and lovely lady. If you are thinking about doing a course with her, just do it you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for an amazing 6 days with you, I’ve loved every minute of it xxx

  9. Kirsty

    I Did my Art clay diplomas (level 1&2) with Julia. She is a fabulous teacher, a jewel box full of precious nuggets of information with years of experience, the patience of a saint and a personality that sparkles like the diamond she is.

    I chose to do my classes as a one to one as I have some medical problems and mobility issues. Julia was very happy to accommodate me and tailored the classes around my needs, her workshop is fully wheelchair accessible and easy to get to.
    I would recommend the CSoACJ to anyone looking to do their diplomas or any of the other workshops. The quality of tuition is above exceptional and I am looking forward to going back and doing many more classes as soon as I can.

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