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PMC Certification Fast-track

We are proud to offer the PMC Studio Certification Programme.  This training programme enables you to quickly achieve a solid foundation in silver clay techniques, whether you are looking to make for pleasure or business.  So if you are looking for a challenge and want to fast-track your silver clay skills, this is the training programme for you. 

Available in studio and on-line, the cost of each Module is £360 plus clay, with  programme and early bird booking incentives available.  Contact us to find out more.

Module 1 - Naturals

This module looks at using the natural, clay like Properties of Precious Metal Clay and combining them with natural, organic materials such as leaves, twigs & pods.

  • Natural materials - Use a leaf or pod to create a stunning pendant.
  • Textured pendant - Includes creating your own moulds and simple gemstone setting.
  • Glass pendant - Learn to set a glass cabochon in PMC and fire allowing for the shrinkage.
  • Band ring – Learn how to make a strong, durable ring with PMC Flex.
  • Toggle clasp - Create a two part toggle clasp
  • Domed bead - Make a hollow bead using dry construction techniques. Can also be worn as a pendant.

Module 2 - High finish

This module is about achieving a professional finish.  Learn the tricks of the trade to achieve this all of the time on all work.

  • Japanese enamels - An introduction to using fine Japanese hot enamels.
  • High shine mirror finish - Learn to polish your PMC so you can see your own reflection in your work.
  • Ring with bezel setting - Create a silver bezel in PMC to create a setting for items that cannot be fired.
  • Ceramics - Combine PMC Flex with bisque to create a beautiful solid decorated bead.
  • Ceramics - Combine ready fired ceramics with PMC.
  • Colour effects - Learn to create different finishes using liver of sulphur and platinol.

Module 3 - Innovative design

This module is about Incorporating new design elements into your PMC creations.

  • Photopolymer textured pendant with 24K gold - Make your own photopolymer stamps and discover the Korean technique of Keum Boo.
  • Syringe drawing - Master the syringe to create intricate, detailed designs that are structurally sound.
  • Quilling - Learn this unusual technique using PMC+ sheet.
  • Chain making - Make strong textured chain with PMC Flex.
  • Ring with natural gemstone set in PMC - Enhance your rings with a natural gemstone.
  • Silver earrings – Combine PMC with Sterling Silver without soldering.