Subscribe to our news

* indicates required


Amy Surman School of jewellery @The Oxford Bead Shop

Address:  75 Wilkins Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HZ

Tel: Tel: 01865 774298   Email:

Tutor: Amy Surman

Amy is a fully qualified jewellery tutor and maker. She has been teaching and making jewellery since she graduated with a BA (Hons) Designed Metalwork and Jewellery degree in 2001. Having completed a metalwork degree her first love is working with metal but in 2005 Amy discovered the world of Precious Metal Clay became a PMC Studio accredited Senior PMC Instructor.

Course: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

 Learn how to work with PMC to create unique jewellery. You'll make a silver leaf pendant using PMC paste, a pair of earrings or charms using simple texturing techniques and torch firing, a multi layer dry construction silver pendant using cutting, texturing and forming techniques,
set stones and much more on this one day course. - £85.00 + materials

Sunday 25th January. Time 10-3pm.

Course: Textured Band Ring

Learn how to use lump PMC, paste,texturing mats and basic techniques to create a textured ring band. Lean how to size the ring allowing for shrinkage how
to form, file, fire and finish to a high standard. Suitable for beginners.

Dates: 1st February 

Time: 10am – 3pm including one hour for lunch

Cost £ 85 per person including vat, a pack of 7g PMC3 clay and use of paste.


Course: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay (Two Days)

Learn how to work with PMC to create unique jewellery. Make a silver leaf pendant and bisque bead using PMC paste, a pair of earrings or charms using a torch firing technique, a multi-layer construction pendant, a textured ring and hollow bead using cutting, texturing and forming techniques, set stones and incorporate glass in your pieces on this two day course. 

Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd February 10-4pm - £145.00 + materials


Course: Pea Pod Pendant

Learn how to use lump PMC to create a pea pod shell, how to join the clay, file and finish to a high standard then how to drill holes and fire ready to insert beads to create the peas!! A very cute project for all levels of ability (Suitable for beginners) - £85.00 inc materials (1x7g Pack of clay and use of paste)
Sunday 22nd March. Time 10am-3pm.



Premier Inn, Oxford Business Park, Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2JZ

The Premier Inn is a 10 minute walk from The Oxford Bead Shop. There is a restaurant located next to the hotel or a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafes on The Cowley Road that can be reached in 5 minutes by taxi or 10 minutes by bus.


The No 5 bus from Oxford Train station will bring you within a 5 minute walk to The Oxford Bead Shop.

The Stagecoach 10 and U5 from the city centre will bring you within a 2 minute walk to The Oxford Bead Shop.


There is parking available on the forecourt and plenty available in the street. No parking charges apply.


Refreshments included. Please bring your own lunch.