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Five fantastic Black Friday deals for metal clay artists

Black Friday has arrived and along with it an astounding amount of offers in my inbox and on facebook. For an American tradition it really has found some traction here in the UK! Don't get me wrong, I will be looking at whether I can get some christmas present shopping done but I noticed that there are some great offers out there for metal clay artists to invest in their own training or to stock up on supplies. So, with that in mind, here are the deals I've seen that are worth a second look

1. 20% off day and evening classes at the London Jewellery School
As you probably know, I work for the London Jewellery School. If you'd like to take a class with me there you can see my teaching calendar for 2018 here (it is possible that there will be some changes but right now I am the one due to teach the classes listed above).
For me, learning face to face with an expert tutor is the quickest way to develop your skills. It allows you to ask questions and practice with feedback. For metal clay artists there are advanced classes including paper clay, soldering metal clay and stone setting in metal clay.
You can book any day or evening class with 20% off with voucher code 06111701 online or call 0203 176 0546.
This offer runs until 30th November 2018

2. 50% off classes with Jewellery School Online
I filmed stone setting in metal clay, torch fired techniques which teaches you how to set lab created stones, glass and bezel cups using a butane torch (no kiln required). This course features videos you can watch as many times as you like as well as notes you can download. There are lots of other great video courses filmed by my colleagues at the London Jewellery School including a beginners course by Julia Rai Make silver clay charms
Use code BLACKJEWEL at checkout for a massive 50% discount. There's only a limited number of discounted courses and the offer ends at midnight on Tuesday 28th November 2018 so don't delay!
(Just a note, this offer does not include the Business Bootcamp. I am a proud affiliate for these courses)

3. 15% off Art Clay
Of course if you do all these courses you'll need some clay to work with! Metal Clay Ltd have a generous 15% off all Art Clay silver including clay, paste, syringe and paper until 1pm on Monday 27th November 2018 at 1pm
Click here to check out the bargains!

4. 10% off PMC
If you prefer PMC or would love to try out PMC flex, PMC studio are offering 10% off their most popular products while stocks last.

5. 35% off Craftcast classes
Alison Lee of Craftcast is offering a huge 35% off her video classes. Learn with some of the best metal clay artists in the world so you should definitely take a look and see if there are any classes you want to take. I have purchased many and can recommend them.
Use the coupon code thanks35 at checkout.
Offer ends 27th November 2018.

I'm sure there are more great offers for metal clay artists out there so please do share any you see with us in the comments below!

Edit: Thanks to Jackie Moore for pointing out deals at Cookson Gold including 25% off Prometheus kilns. You can find the full list of metal clay deals at Cooksons here


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2018 Black Friday deals for metal clay jewellers

It's Black Friday again and even before the day arrived there were lots of deals around (and surely more to come). Black Friday is fairly new to the UK but it's always good to look out for a deal! Here are some of the best I've seen for metal clay artists. Do share any I've missed in the comments and I'll add them in

Clay, materials and tools
Cookson Gold has discounts on clay and tools
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