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The latest issue of Making Jewellery magazine is a metal clay special edition

The lastest issue of Making Jewellery magazine is out now and it’s a metal clay special. I’m really pleased to share that the editor Sian commissioned me to write an article for it on hallmarking metal clay. It is a topic I have spoken on at the You Can Make It residential conference organised by Metal Clay Ltd. To research it I visited the London Assay Office to take a tour (definitely worth getting a tour of your Assay Office if you get the chance, it’s very interesting). My article is on pages 30 and 31 so I hope you have a read!

This special issue of Making Jewellery magazine is absolutely fantastic for metal clay artists so do get a copy of it if you can. It’s available from the larger WH Smiths and some supermarkets. If you're not in the UK you can still purchase a digital copy.

Artists featured include Anna Mazon, Joy Funnell, Julia Rai, Lisa Cain and Tracey Spurgin and they share some fantastic techniques and projects. Well worth a read.

Learn to solder silver clay jewellery in this new class in Edinburgh

It’s been nearly a year since I started teaching silver clay jewellery classes in Edinburgh (time flies!). I’ve been so fortunate this year to meet and teach lots of enthusiastic learners. As well as my taster class and the beginners class I have already added a ring making in silver clay class to my schedule.

And now I am pleased to share that booking is now open for my new intermediate class for those that are keen to learn more. Based on feedback from my students I have designed a class called Soldering silver clay jewellery. I’m not sure the name is that exciting but the class is as it covers what people have told me they want to learn next.  It's a class I've taught for the London Jewellery School and at the You Can Make It Metal Clay residential conference.

The class is suitable for those who have used silver clay before either at home, in a taster or beginners class.


What will I learn?

I’ve designed the class to teach a new skill - soldering. Soldering is something that tra…