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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this three day intermediate skills Art Clay Diploma Level 1.

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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this three day intermediate skills Art Clay Diploma Level 1.

Aida Chemicals, the manufacturer of Art Clay, have set the curriculum for this course, in association with the European Art Clay distributors. Because of this, the qualification is recognised across Europe.

Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 1 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes.  More importantly, they also get a 15% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors.

Find out more here.

Level: Some previous experience

Timings: 10am – 5pm each day

This course is fully taught by Julia Rai. You will have completed sample pieces to look at, step by step samples as examples to show you what you need to achieve at each point, demonstrations and hands-on, individual assistance and direction from Julia. The pieces you produce will be your own work but at every step, you will have the expertise and experience of Julia to help you achieve the standards required.

At Level 1 students complete six projects during the three day course and must meet the required standards. This is not a beginner level course; you must have worked with silver clay before attending. Our Beginners Metal Clay one day class would be sufficient to prepare you for this course although you will need to have practiced working with the clay at home after the course to be really ready. If you have attended a beginners or introductory silver metal clay class somewhere else, this may also be sufficient. If you are in doubt, please call us to discuss in more detail.

The projects you will complete are:-

  • Impressions pendant
  • Natural leaf pendant
  • Filigree earrings
  • Syringe decorated ring
  • Brooch with mirror polish
  • Ring with moulded element and pearl


This class will cover:-

  • Using textures
  • Setting embeddable, fire-in-place stones and findings
  • Painting a leaf using Art Clay paste
  • Creating a filigree effect using syringe clay
  • Using wood clay to support hollow forms
  • Ring making including calculating ring shrinkage
  • Using syringe and paste for decoration
  • Polishing and finishing to a high standard including mirror polishing
  • Using two part moulding compound
  • Embedding fine silver wire to attach pearl after firing

What does the course cost include?

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

Next Steps

On successful completion of this Level, you will be eligible to progress to Art Clay Diploma Level 2. You can take the Level 2 class any time after passing Level 1.

1 review for Art Clay Diploma Level 1 Course

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Julia is very welcoming and instantly puts everyone at ease. Easily approached if questions needed answering. Calm atmosphere, well laid out studio space. The best part was learning new techniques but developing them to an expected standard. Thank you so much.

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