Silver ring making with precious metal clay at West Country Creative in Lifton, Devon



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!

On this fun and relaxed workshop, you’ll learn how to measure and size your ring correctly, allowing for clay shrinkage; how to prepare the mandrel to take your clay and how to make a seamless ring shank whilst incorporating your design ideas. You’ll be able to add surface decoration and other silver embellishments to your heart's content!

Once you’ve refined your ring, we will kiln fire it for maximum strength ready for you to polish and patina if you wish.

This workshop is suitable for those aged 16+.

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?

10g of silver clay, use of all tools and equipment required to make the project are included in the fee. You will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day. Free private parking on site.

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

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Plowden Park
Newton Down
PL16 0AS

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Steph - - #38787

Had a wonderful day on Saturday with Jo at West Country Creative. I made a fabulous silver ring and enjoyed every minute. Jo is a font of knowledge, her purpose built studio is fantastic and she has everything you could possibly need, nothing is too much trouble. Plenty of 1:1 help and tuition with a small group (I was one of 3) and I enjoyed the company of all as we sat and created. I am already planning my next course, as I’ve caught the bug! This was a Christmas present from my husband, I wasn’t sure what to expect, however the day certainly exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend!
Thank you Jo!
See you again…
Steph, East Devon

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you so much for that lovely feedback Steph. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day. It was great to finally meet you and hope you'll be back! Many thanks, Jo

Joanna Pescod - - #27529

I had a most enjoyable day on this course. Jo is very kind and welcoming and an excellent teacher. I'm very pleased with my finished ring and also went away with helpful advice about making stamps for my ceramic work!

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thanks Jo, it was a pleasure!

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