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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this three day advanced skills Art Clay Diploma Level 2.

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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this three day advanced skills Art Clay Diploma Level 2 course. This is a private course with all materials included and instruction on a one-to-one basis. Contact us to arrange a suitable date.

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 2 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes. More importantly they also get a 20% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors. Find out more here.

Level: Must have passed Art Clay Diploma Level 1

Timings: 10am – 5pm each day

Course Outline

This Art Clay Level 2 Diploma course is fully taught by Julia Rai. You will be able to look at completed sample pieces allowing you to really understand the requirements. You will also have step by step samples as examples to show you what you need to achieve at each point. Julia will do demonstrations and give you hands-on, individual assistance and direction. The pieces you produce will be your own work. However, you will have Julia’s expertise and experience at every step, helping you to achieve the standards required.

At Level 2 students complete four complex projects during the three day course and must meet the required standards. You must have attended and passed the Art Clay Diploma Level 1 before attending this course. If you attained the Level 1 with another instructor, you should bring your Certificate with you.

The projects you will complete are:-

  • Balance ring
  • Glass lentil pendant
  • Colours of nature pendant/brooch
  • Copper and silver riveted pendant

This class will cover:-

  • Making a D-profile ring
  • Using glass with metal clay
  • Bezel setting natural stones
  • Adding gold using Keum-Boo
  • Using Art Clay Copper
  • Riveting
  • Polishing and finishing to a high standard


What does the course cost include?

The course cost includes all materials and the Art Clay World Level 2 Diploma fee.

Next Steps

On successful completion of this Level, you will be eligible to progress to the Art Clay Higher Diploma. This level has no classes; you are required to design and make three pieces to set criteria without guidance from 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.

6 reviews for Art Clay Level 2 Diploma Course

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Weinan Pan

    Julia is the best, friendly and professional. The workload of this class is slightly heavy but it should be! I liked learning new techniques, it is very intensive.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I Burnham

    It is hard work but you get perfect mentoring. There is everything that you need for work in the studio.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    As always, one is pushed to limits and helped to achieve.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This class helped me to overcome my fears and obstacles to make lovely pieces. Plenty of space, very good working environment.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Having just two students meant that we had more of Julia’s attention – more of a 1-to-1. Good spacious workshop, good lighting and clear layout – flows very well.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Julia is calm and reassuring, explained clearly every step. Great environment, felt relaxed and at home. Excellent.

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