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Metal clay masterclasses in the UK for 2012

It looks like 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for metal clay masterclasses in the UK. Here are those that I know of. Please do comment on this post if you know of any others that I have missed as I may want to book on myself!

Joy Funnell

Joy Funnell specialises in metal clay and enamelled pieces. I have been fortunate enough to have a one to one class with Joy and I would highly recommend all of her masterclasses. This year she's going from one end of the country to the other!

Discoidal rings copyright Joy Funnell
Discoidal rings with enamelled accents by Joy Funnell
19th - 20th March
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Copyright Joy Funnell
Joyful jewellery with enamelled accents
21st - 22nd March
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Copyright Joy Funnell
Feathered friends with enamelled accents and keum boo
11th - 12th August
Craftworx Jewellery Workshop, East Yorkshire

Terry Kovalcik
Terry Kovalcik is coming over from the US to run the same exciting workshop back to back. One of the dates is already booked up so hurry if you want to take advantage of Terry's expertise

Hinged pendant. Copyright Terry Kovalcik
Hinged lockets
18th - 20th May
Craftworx Jewellery Workshop, East Yorkshire

Lesley Messam
Lesley is one of only two people to have attained Masters Registry level 4 at the time of writing. She is a great teacher and fun to be around so I would really recommend attending her classes.

Copyright Lesley Messam
 Poison bottle necklace with unique threaded lid
2nd-3rd June
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Copyright Lesley Messam
Mixed metal clay pendant
4th - 5th June
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Wanaree Tanner 
Wanaree is also a visitor to the UK from the US this year. She is an award winning, full time artist whose work is normally made in copper clay.

Copyright Wanaree Tanner
Crash course in copper clay - fabulous focal bracelet and the spinning wheel pendant
26 - 27th November
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Copyright Wanaree Tanner
Book locket master class
28th - 30th November
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Art Clay Guild UK conference

Art Clay Guild UK Conference
21st and 22nd September, Leicester University
As yet the programme for the conference hasn't been confirmed but there are many talented members of the guild and I am sure there will be some excellent classes and demonstrations.


  1. Thanks Anna, it is going to be a good year!

    1. It certainly will, I'm really looking forward to it!


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