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Metal clay masterclasses in the UK for 2013

Wow! There are so many excellent silver clay and jewellery making masterclasses being run in the UK this year!
Here are the ones that I have found. Please do add a comment below if there are any that I have forgotten. It's definitely worth regularly checking the Metal Clay Academy events page as this is a great source of information for all things metal clay.

Lisa Barth
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Lisa Barth is visiting Tracy Spurgin's excellent workshop, Craftworx in Yorkshire. I spent three blissful days there last year at Terry Kovalcik's masterclass.
Lisa Barth will be doing two masterclasses

Leather cuff
3rd-4th April

Designing from the stone
5th-7th April

Anna Mazon
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Anna Mazon is visiting Lynne Glazzard this year.

Herbarium open pendant
11th-12th May

Patrik Kusek
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Patrik Kusek is visiting the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery and teaching a number of masterclasses as well as the Rio Rewards certification. It is the first time the Rio Rewards, the PMC certification (precious metal clay) has been run outside of the US. Unfortunately there are no places left on the certification course (I managed to get one though!) but there are places left on his excellent masterclasses.

Metal clay and resin rings
27th May

Metal clay shadowboxes
28th-29th May

Organic hollow forms
30th-31st May

Joy Funnell
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I love Joy Funnell and her work and have taken a one to one class with her at her own home studio. She will be visiting Lynne Glazzard's workshop to run a masterclass.

Colourful carnival masks
29th-30th June

Michael David Sturlin
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Although not in metal clay, the masterclasses by Michael David Sturlin are fantasic for all jewellers.

Pricing, promotion and presentation - a professional development marketing class
27th July

Developing an artistic identity - an artistic development design class
28th July

Studio essentials for the artisan jeweller - forming mill products; sheet, wire and tubing
29th - 30th July

Elemental clasps, bails and findings - hand making your own components
31st July - 2nd August

Hadar Jacobson
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Hadar Jacobson is visiting Craftworx studio in Yorkshire for two masterclasses using her clay.

Mokume Gane rings
11th-12th September

Architectural Jewellery
13th-15th September

 Lisa Pavelka
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Lisa Pavelka is running a polymer clay masterclass at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery. For those who work with metal clay the website says that 'students will learn secrets to stretch their metal clay investment'. I haven't worked in polymer clay before but this certainly looks like a fantastic week filled with loads of techniques and tips.

Polymer clay excellence week
23rd-27th September

Phew - what a lot of talent visiting the UK! I have booked onto two masterclasses and the Rio Rewards Certification. I'll be counting the pennies to see if I can afford to do Michael David Sturlin's clasps and findings course as the results look so fantastic. And I am also rather tempted by Lisa Pavelka's week of polymer clay too!
Are you attending any masterclasses this year (whether in the UK or elsewhere)? Add a comment below and let me know


  1. Thanks Anna, there is certainly a great selection this year.


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