Silver Clay Jewellery for Beginners at West Country Creative in Lifton, Devon

Learn how to make pendants, charms and earrings on this Devon based silver clay jewellery course at West Country Creative


Silver metal clay is an amazing material! Made from recycled silver, mixed with organic binders and moisture, it can be textured, shaped, cut and moulded like clay, but, when it's fired, it reverts to become 99.9% fine silver again. This means that you don't need any prior jewellery making or silversmithing skills to enjoy this media and make beautiful, fine silver jewellery pieces!

This is a friendly, relaxed and supportive workshop. With a strong emphasis on developing skills and learning good practice, you will spend a day making fine silver jewellery. You'll discover all you need to know to continue with the craft at home without the need for a kiln.

With regular demonstrations of technique, students will learn how to prepare their designs, making and refining 3 - 4 pieces before firing and polishing them to take home. Choose to create pendants, charms and/or earrings from your own ideas.

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?

The course fee includes 10g of silver clay, use of all tools and materials to make your project, and sterling silver findings. Free private parking on site. You will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day.

If you are unable to make a published date, please get in touch as I'm always happy to run workshops on demand. No minimum number required and no extra cost.

We have a 4-week cancellation policy, if you do require your course to be rescheduled please contact the course provider, Jo, who will be happy to offer you one opportunity to reschedule.


Jo Hunter at West Country Creative Ltd


Plowden Park
Newton Down
PL16 0AS

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

Platinum Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Zoe - - #34236

What a wonderful woman Jo is! Incredibly talented and a natural tutor. I left feeling inspired after a really lovely day in beautiful surroundings and enjoyable company.
And I was delighted to take home a beautiful pendant and a pair of earrings which I will cherish forever.
I hope to return for another course in the near future.
Can’t recommend enough! Xx

In-person course
Sallie Allison - - #33118

Had a really lovely day with Jo learning about how to use silver clay. Very patient and kind teacher, who was clear had great resources and knowledge and was happy to help bring ideas to life. I really enjoyed it. Thanks Jo

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Sallie - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day. Your silver beads and seed head pendant were beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, Jo

In-person course
Carol McCulloch - - #31399

I can highly recommend this one day course. Everything you need to know about getting started with silver clay is covered in a relaxed, friendly and supportive way in the beautifully set up studio. Jo is an excellent teacher and puts you at ease from the start. My sister and myself thoroughly enjoyed the day and we both came away with pieces of jewellery to be proud of. Thank you Jo!

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you for your feedback Carol. I'm pleased you both enjoyed your day. I'm sure your Caduceus will be much admired!

In-person course
Alison Richards - - #31397

Just had the best time, Jo is an amazing tutor, she explained everything so clearly and was helpful every step of the way. Loved the whole process and my final masterpieces!!
Thank you Jo x

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

It was a pleasure Ali - thank you for coming, it was good to meet you properly at last!

In-person course
Ursula McCulloch - - #31348

What a relaxing and enjoyable day spent with Jo learning how to model silver clay. I must admit I felt slightly nervous to start with but Jo has such a lovely teaching manner, and really empowers and inspires you. I came away feeling so uplifted and enthusiastic, and will certainly be giving this a go at home. I will also be coming back for more workshops in the future as my sister and I had such fun.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you for your feedback Ursula - much appreciated! I hope you are enjoying wearing your pendant.

In-person course
Emma & Charlotte - - #30361

My sister and I loved every minute of Jo's silver clay workshop. Jo has a lovely teaching manner, and guided us expertly on the composition of our designs to achieve truly unique outcomes. We very much look forward to visiting Jo's workshop again in the future.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you for your feedback. I think you both deserve a medal for firing silver in such hot weather! If you can achieve what you did in those conditions, making pieces in 'normal' temperatures will be a doddle at home!

In-person course
Anna Hopwood - - #29046

I loved every minute of this course. The venue is wonderfully peaceful and well set up. Jo is a great teacher and I learnt loads. Looking forward to going back soon!

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Many thanks Anna. It was lovely to meet you.

In-person course
Amy Moore - - #29005

I enjoyed every minute of my silver clay workshop, Jo is such a lovely and patient teacher who spends lots of time showing you how to achieve the best results possible. I can’t wait to go back and learn more skills with Jo. Thanks so much.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Amy - it would be lovely to see you again sometime.

In-person course
Rachel Burris - - #28916

Jo is an excellent teacher; she is patient and encouraging allowing me to experiment and in the end produce a fabulous piece of jewellery that I will be able to impress my family and friends with. I will wear my bracelet every day, I just love it. I will be back again to have another chance to learn more and try and use different techniques to make more pieces of jewellery.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Rachel. Your bracelet is gorgeous - I hope you enjoy wearing it!

In-person course
Jo Thompson Coon - - #28798

Fabulous workshop - great, encouraging tuition from Jo, lovely setting complete with log burner and nature outside the windows! Never done anything like this before but Jo talked us through each step clearly and carefully so I came away with some really beautiful earrings.

A really, calm, relaxing and satisfying workshop - I'll definitely be back for more!

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Jo - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day.

In-person course
Sue Todd - - #27438

I had a fabulous day on Jo's course and am thrilled with the earrings I made. She has a lovely well equipped workshop in a lovely setting. There were 4 of us in the group which is ideal for having one on one tuition but also having other creative people to bounce ideas around. Jo encouraged us to design our own pieces which makes it even more satisfying to see your finished jewellery. I wholeheartedly recommend this course although I would warn you - you will get hooked and want more!

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thanks Sue - your earrings are amazing!

In-person course
Wendy Searle - - #27413

I spent a brilliant day with Jo in her beautiful studio. She is an excellent intuitive teacher and lets you explore your own creativity. The small friendly group size of four meant we had lots of one to one tuition and we were also able to bounce ideas off each other. We all had very different ideas of what we wanted to produce, and under Jo’s careful guidance it was all achieved. Jo’s work is on display and is inspirational. She has an amazing array of equipment for use if needed. I am very chuffed with the pendant and earrings, I produced, and look forward to taking more courses.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Wendy, thank you for your review - it would be great to see you again!

In-person course
Sarah Barnes - - #27410

I've just had the most lovely day making silver clay jewellery with Jo! All four students on my course had very different ideas about what we wanted to make, and Jo made teaching/helping/guiding us to make our individual pieces look effortless!
We all had a great day, and were each delighted with the items we made; I highly recommend this workshop.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Many thanks Sarah. Please send me a pic of your finished necklace - I would love to see how you use your 'beads'.

In-person course
Kelly - - #23967

Never heard of silver clay to make jewellery before so was fascinated to see how it was done and it turned out I really enjoyed the class on it. Jo is a wonderful teacher who helps you to design and make earrings and a pendant. Her demos were easy to follow and she gave very helpful advice to perfect my pieces. I spent a enjoyable and relaxing day making jewellery and would definitely go to more workshops run by Jo.

In-person course
Kate Pledger - - #22716

Had a lovely day. I love all sorts of crafts, but had never done any jewellery making before. Jo is wonderful, friendly and passionate about teaching people new skills. When I went home I had a pendant and matching stud earrings and a second small pendant.
I look forward to going again back sometime soon.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you for that, Kate! Your pieces were beautiful.

In-person course
Sally Kelly - - #20659

Absolutely brilliant day! I had no previous experience of jewellery making but left at the end of the day with matching earrings and pendant. Jo guided me through taking an image from my daughters wedding invitation to completion of the pieces, including what to do when you break it!! No hesitation in recommending this course and Jo's kind and patient tuition, not to mention all the tea and biscuits! Thank you Jo, I will be back Xx

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Sally - I hope the wedding goes well!

In-person course
Jackie Pinnock - - #20658

This was a brilliant day out. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Jo was great and helped me create a beautiful silver pendant and earrings. I've never done anything like this before so was more than happy with the outcome. I've had great comments too. Will certainly do another course when I come back down to the West country. Thank you Jo.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you, Jackie. Just let me know if you do decide to come this way again and we can arrange a date!

In-person course
Lyn Potier - - #17928

Had a fabulous day and came away with 3 pieces of jewellery that I couldn't believe I'd made! Jo is a great teacher and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Would highly recommend this course

In-person course
Shay Thomas - - #17910

This course is great for beginners or anyone wanting to learn a new hobby. Jo is very patient and welcoming. Easy location to find. Would highly recommend.
Thank you again Jo

In-person course
Chris & Vince Crompton - - #16384

A big THANKYOU to Jo for delivering a fabulous course,we left at the end of the day having created marvellous silver pieces of jewellery from this “magic” clay...yes it’s true! We would highly recommend Jo,who shares her knowledge and creative passion both clearly and enthusiastically.
We would definitely return for another session.
See you soon Jo!

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

It was a pleasure to meet you both and work through your ideas to bring them to fruition! I hope Vince, that your colleagues at work are suitably impressed with your surfboard pendant and I'm sure Chris, that you will get lots of compliments on your dragonfly pendant and earrings. Don't forget, that if you're down from the Midlands again and would like another class on a day to fit in with your plans, let me know and we can try and sort something out. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

In-person course
Amanda higgins - - #15875

Excellent course , very informative and full of hints and tips
Extremely well delivered in beautiful surroundings
Small and social groups and left with some beautiful pieces and the enthusiasm to learn more
Highly recommended

In-person course
Michelle Navin - - #12385

I attended a silver clay workshop with Jo at her beautiful location. Jo went through all I needed to know without over complicating the process. I made two amazing pendants with Jo’s guidance and can’t stop looking at what I achieved. If anyone was thinking of doing this workshop I can’t recommend it more highly than what Jo delivers and I will be booking in for another day in the future.

In-person course
Rachel Bull - - #10143

Fantastic day learning new skills. Jo was an amazing teacher and I learnt loads. Will be returning for another course as soon as funds allow. Cannot recommend highly enough!

In-person course
Toni Valmarre - - #2903

Jo is a very gifted and generous tutor. The day was spent learning and playing with her wide range of tools, moulds, cutters etc. She very patiently took us through all the beginner aspects of metal clay helping us each to realise our silver pieces. I came away with some lovely jewellery and buzzing for more knowledge. I will definately be returning for more workshops. Warmest thanx Txx

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