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Art clay Level 1 Diploma private course with Julia Rai


About the Course

Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this three day intermediate skills Art Clay Diploma Level 1.

The curriculum is set by Aida Chemicals, the manufacturer of Art Clay, in association with the European Art Clay distributors and the qualification is recognised across Europe. Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 1 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes and get a 15% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors.

Level: Some previous experience

The updated Art Clay Diploma replaced the previous Art Clay Certification in January 2013. At Level 1 students complete six projects during the three day course and must meet the required standards. This is not a beginner level course; you must have worked with silver clay before attending. Our Beginners Metal Clay one day class would be sufficient to prepare you for this course although you will need to have practiced working with the clay at home after the course to be really ready. If you have attended a beginners or introductory silver metal clay class somewhere else, this may also be sufficient. If you are in doubt, please call us to discuss in more detail.

The projects you will complete are:-

Impressions pendant
Natural leaf pendant
Filigree earrings
Syringe decorated ring
Brooch with mirror polish
Ring with moulded element and pearl

This class will cover:-
Using textures
Setting embeddable, fire-in-place stones and findings
Using paste to paint a leaf
Using syringe to create a filigree effect
Using cork clay to support hollow forms
Ring making including calculating ring shrinkage
Using syringe and paste for decoration
Polishing and finishing to a high standard including mirror polishing
Using two part moulding compound
Embedding fine silver wire to attach pearl after firing

On successful completion of this Level, you will be eligible to progress to Art Clay Diploma Level 2. You can take the Level 2 class any time after passing Level 1.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The class cost includes all materials and the Art Clay World Level 1 Diploma fee.


Julia Rai at Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery
Cornwall College – St. Austell Campus
J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ
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