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Saul Bell Awards 2017 - metal clay winner made with bronze clay!

I love the Saul Bell Design Award, an annual prize for jewellery design. All of the finalist's work is jaw-dropping so it's well worth a look.
As part of the the awards there are nine categories including metal clay. The winner this year in the metal clay category is Cindy Miller for her necklace called Cultivated Woodland. It is made from bronze clay and pearls. You can find an interview of her here where she talks more about how she made the piece and what inspired her.


In second place was this gorgeous piece by Liz Sabol. Liz has shared some of her process in this interview with Creative Fire.


The runners up were




The big news for 2018 is that they are no longer going to have a specific metal clay category. I think this is a shame as I have always looked forward to seeing the fantastic work on show. However, the organisers of the award have said that metal clay entries can still be made in their new categories and that this signals that metal clay is no longer something differ…

Social media and blogging masterclasses in July 2017

I'm teaching a couple of business workshops this month at the Mary Ward Centre, London during their summer school and I hope you can join me. I've been teaching pr, social media and blogging for a few years and I am currently working as the Marketing Coordinator (part time) for the London Jewellery School where my role is to promote courses online, create effective facebook adverts, work with magazines and plan and manage internal and external events. 
Blogging masterclass 26th July 2017 10-5pm Course code: 50SS I love blogging and have had my own blog since 2010, been a paid blogger since 2014 and I am a blogger for the Huffington Post.
Would you like to promote your business through your blog? Get paid to write blog posts for others? Learn how to monetise your blog with advertising?


Who is this course for? Would you like to promote your business through your blog? Get paid to write blog posts for others?
Learn how to monetise your blog with advertising? What does this course cover On t…

Summer school classes in London - silver clay rings one day workshop

Despite now living in Edinburgh I am still teaching some classes in London! I will be teaching this one day workshop in silver clay ring making at the Mary Ward Centre. It is a subsidised course so is really inexpensive, £48 full fee, £24 concession fee (this includes 10g of clay. You may need to purchase extra clay depending on your ring size. This will be available from your tutor on the day and will be charged at cost price)
Silver clay ring making Tuesday 25th July, 10-5pm Course code: 42SS


Who is this course for? This course is designed for those with some experience of using silver clay, either a beginners course or your own practice at home.

What does this course cover? Silver clay is a relatively new product to the market. It can be worked like clay and is made of fine silver particles, a binder and water. When it is fired (which can be done with an inexpensive butane torch at home) the result is a 99.9% fine silver piece which is of hallmark quality. (Note, it is recommended that ri…

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