Beginners silver art clay with Hampshire School of Jewellery



On the beginners silver clay day you will learn how to shape, texture and mould the clay in the morning. Following a break for lunch, which will allow the clay time to dry, we will file smooth and fire the pieces before polishing.

This course is perfect for complete beginners. No previous experience of jewellery making needed as we will break each step down throughout the day.

You will learn lots of tips and everything you need to make your own silver clay pieces at home as well as taking at least 2 pieces of finished silver clay jewellery home with you on the day!

This class will be at our Basingstoke studio.

This course is taught by our owner Laura. She started jewellery making 16 years ago and went on to complete her degree in the subject. Having worked in the industry for 10 years including teaching at a local college Laura set up the Hampshire School of Jewellery in 2016. Laura has a teaching qualification and is a qualified level 1 art clay instructor.

This is a great course to bring a group of friends to celebrate a birthday, hen do or just to get together! We can even run an exclusive date for you just get in touch to discuss.

Our studio is located in Basingstoke; we are 5 minutes from the town centre and junction 6 of the M3.

Age Restrictions
Classes are suitable for anyone over 16; for ages 14-16 they will need to be accompanied by an adult who is also booked into the class. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of classes for under 14’s prior to booking.

Covid 19
We have; of course, had new procedures in place over the past couple of years. You are welcome to wear a face covering in the studio and we would encourage you to hand wash regularly. At the end of your session we will ask you to clean the tools at your work bench. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and refreshments to the studio.

Please note
If you display any symptom of the virus please DO NOT attend; follow government guidelines with regards to self isolating. Please give as much notice as possible and we will work with you to rearrange your lesson to another time.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All the tools and equipment you will need will be available for you to use on the day. We include a 5 gram pack of silver art clay in the price which is usually enough for 2-3 items depending on your designs. More clay will be available to purchase on the day as well as chains, earring hooks etc to put the finishing touched to your jewellery on the day.

At this current time we are asking everyone to pop out for an hour to break for lunch at around 1pm to allow us to change tools over and clean the studio.


Laura Llewellyn at Hampshire School of Jewellery

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9 Hassock Wood Business Centre
Stroudley Road, Basingstoke
RG24 8UQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


5½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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Sue Brazier - - #38042

I really enjoyed my Beginners Silver Clay course. Laura was excellent; very knowledgeable and supportive. She gave demonstrations and clear instructions and was on hand to help and advise if we needed it. The studio is well equipped and laid out and we all went away at the end of the course with lovely pieces of jewellery and a real sense of achievement. Thank you Laura.

Response from Hampshire School of Jewellery:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Sue.
I am so pleased you enjoyed the class on Saturday and hope you enjoy wearing your new jewellery :-)

Jo Gunn - - #37982

I had a wonderful day with Laura learning to make silver clay jewellery. Laura is super friendly, explained everything very clearly and was on hand if help was needed. The studio is bright and well equipped. I was delighted with the pieces I made and will be coming back for more classes :-)

Response from Hampshire School of Jewellery:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Jo.
I am so pleased you enjoyed the Beginners Silver Art Clay class on Saturday and hope you enjoy wearing your new jewellery :-)

Dorota Hawthorn - - #33918

Wonderful workshop.Highly reccomended. Laura is very knowledgible and supportive for us to complete our ideas .The finished products are of a very high standard - our taster day left us yearning for further courses!
The room was nicely laid out - very Covid rlted - roll on when restrictions are lifted and even more people can come along!

Response from Hampshire School of Jewellery:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Dorota.
I am so pleased you enjoyed the class :-)
Laura x

Nicola Joss - - #33808

I did this class as a private lesson with Laura and had a fantastic time.

Laura is a very knowledgable and patient teacher (which was great as I had a LOT of questions) and she makes the class really enjoyable. I will definitely be going back for more classes in the future and would not hesitate to recommend.

Response from Hampshire School of Jewellery:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Nicola.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your silver clay session and look forward to seeing you again :-)
Hope you enjoy wearing your new creations.

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