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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent three day advanced skills Art Clay Diploma Level 2 metal clay qualification course. Holders of this qualification enjoy 20% discount on Art Clay products from official distributors.

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Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent three day advanced skills Diploma Level 2 metal clay qualification course. All materials are included in the price.

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 this 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. If you are thinking about getting qualifications in working with precious metal clay, this is the most advantageous in terms of ongoing value for money.

Level: Must have passed Art Clay Level 1 Diploma

Timings: 10am – 5pm each day

Course Outline

This Level 2 Diploma certification 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 Art Clay Diploma Level Two Course Cost Include?

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

Next Steps

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

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.

Why choose the Art Clay Diploma?

This Diploma 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.

12 reviews for Art Clay Diploma Level 2 Course

  1. Hazel

    Thoroughly enjoyed learning lots of new techniques over the last 3 days! Hard to imagine prior, that these all started as lumps of silver/ copper clay! Julia Rai is a fantastic and understanding tutor with a superb studio set up for social distancing. She comes highly recommended for any metal clay courses! Do take a look at the courses at CSACJ. Thanks for such a great course Julia. I have learned so much. Ready to continue honing these skills ongoing now.

  2. Marianne Tinnion

    I recently completed my Level 2 Diploma in Metal Clay with Julia and I can highly recommend her. She has so much knowledge and is very calm and positive, giving you confidence in what you are doing. Thank you very much Julia, for all your help and encouragement.

  3. Jude

    Lovely atmosphere, very motivating and stretch and challenge elements. The whole experience was above and beyond my expectations – personal support, excellent facilities, equipment etc. Everything you asked for, Julia could supply. Clear explanations with additional relevant tips. Julia is very patient and supportive.

  4. 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.

  5. Esther

    Julia is so approachable and patient. She is also very knowledgeable and experienced which instils confidence. I felt comfortable and relaxed to be able to ask questions.

  6. Mari

    Julia was very helpful and knowledgeable about the class and about other information about metal clay and teachers who could help me improve even more. I was terrified of the level 2 certification. Julia’s teaching made it a lot less terrifying and very understandable. I’m very impressed how much I have actually improved during this course.

  7. Fiona

    Lots to get through – and ups and downs – but great atmosphere and v friendly. Julia is so knowledgeable, patient and helpful.

  8. I Burnham

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

  9. Sulie

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

  10. Anita

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

  11. Lorretta

    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.

  12. Corrina

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

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