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Silver Clay Jewellery: Make a Pair of Earrings or Pendant

Course Code:ZN1372F

Spaces:2 spaces left

Centre:Dolphin Centre

A one-day workshop to learn how to design and create a pendant and a pair of earrings that will be unique, charming and inspired by nature.

What the course is about

During this course you will receive both group and individual support in experimenting with PMC, silver clay, as a medium from which to make a piece of unique and delightful jewellery.

Art Clay Silver is a precious metal clay which looks and feels like ordinary sculpting or porcelain clay, with fine particles of pure silver mixed with a non-toxic organic binder. When fired the binder burns out leaving a fine silver piece, which can be hallmarked as fine silver.

Using pre-formed moulds, or creating your own textures, directly onto the silver clay, using cutters, you will learn how to create your own design. 

Please bear in mind for safety reasons, please do not wear long draped sleeves, or anything with a bow at the neck and your hair must be tied up if is long. All of this to maintain safety when firing and sintering the clay. No open toed shoes. 

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. 

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no Pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

You will work with your tutor to assess your starting point and examine your progress at intervals throughout the day. Do not be afraid to ask for help, there is no such thing as a silly question and when using an expensive medium, it is better to be sure than mess up. Although there is a way back from almost any mistake! 

You will be encouraged to review your achievement and the impact your new skills will have on your life in the future. 

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course. 

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is suitable for beginners and those more experienced, as this can be thought of as a project that will be started and finished in one day. No prior knowledge is necessary. 

This course is for anyone who wishes to spend a pleasant day with likeminded people, creating something beautiful. The sheer delight of seeing the silver clay go from mucky clay to shiny silver is like a mini miracle every time and designing your own jewellery is an absorbing and fun pastime. 

Materials and costs

All materials and equipment will be provided for you to make and take home a pendant with a stone setting. 

Please bear in mind for safety reasons, please do not wear long draped sleeves, or anything with a bow at the neck and your hair must be tied up if is long. All of this to maintain safety when firing and sintering the clay. No open toed shoes. 

Next Step

Following the successful completion of this workshop you may want to enrol on one of the many other Silver Clay courses on offer with Skills & Learning.

Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers. 

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date5 December 2023

LocationThe Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1SZ


Time10:00 - 16:00

Duration1 week

SubjectArts and Crafts


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £55. No Concessions.

You can pay for this course in full, or with an instalment plan.


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