Link to Silver Metal Clay Diploma Holders

Link to Higher Diploma Page

Welcome to the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Welcome to the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery

Please note we have just moved to a lovely new studio in Devon. Much of this website still refers to our old studio! We are updating this and will be launching a new website later in the year. Please check our contact page for our new address.

Here you will find a wide range of jewellery making training classes and courses of varying lengths, from single days and weekends through to classes lasting a couple of weeks. Whether you are a complete jewellery making beginner or a seasoned pro', we have a class for you. The jewellery school is based near St Austell in Cornwall, UK and all jewellery making classes run in our well equipped workshop.

Silver Metal Clay Diploma

This is also the home of the Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency, the first independent qualification for working with metal clay. It's the most thorough and comprehensive metal clay qualification in the world and is completely brand neutral, meaning you'll learn to work with both brands of silver metal clay. You can study jewellery making in metal clay here in Cornwall with us or study at home with the MCSJ Silver Metal Clay Home Study Diploma Course.

If you want the ultimate metal clay qualification, the Higher Metal Clay Diploma incorporates Art Clay or Rio Grande Certification classes and Copper Clay and Bronze Clay classes making this the highest metal clay qualification in the world. Click the Our Courses tab above and select the Metal Clay drop-down menu to find out more about this prestigious qualification.

Rio Rewards PMC® Certification Programme

We are very proud to announce that MCSJ are the official UK Partner of Rio Grande for the Rio Rewards PMC® Certification course. This course is only currently available through MCSJ in the UK and Europe. The curriculum complements the MCSJ Silver Metal Clay Diploma and offers students the opportunity to learn from world-class, respected instructors from the USA.

As a Rio Rewards PMC Certification holder, you receive discounted prices on PMC products, selected gems, tools and supplies bought directly from Rio Grande or PMC products bought from MCSJ. Best of all, there are no minimums or purchasing requirements—just purchase the PMC products you need! Successful completion of this certification also counts towards the Higher Metal Clay Diploma at MCSJ

Gift Vouchers

To buy a cash voucher redeemable for any of our courses through the online booking system please email us for further information. Please note, class and cash vouchers are only redeemable through our online booking system and cannot be applied to jewellery making classes booked any other way or classes paid for by installments.

Private Classes

We've added some case studies of students who had private jewellery making classes here at the school. This way of learning jewellery making is becoming more and more popular as people want to learn as much as possible in the shortest time. It also means you can tailor the classes to meet your specific jewellery making needs. Read more here...

Our Staff

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will make you feel at home and introduce you to new jewellery making skills, allowing you to realise your personal or professional goals. All our staff have signed up to our Teaching Code of Practice, giving you complete peace of mind when choosing jewellery making classes from us.

We bring in the top teachers from around the world for our Master Class programme. Students from the UK and Europe now have the chance to learn from some of the most experienced and innovative artists, jewellers and teachers without having to travel too far.

Our Old Location

Based in a beautiful country setting in Cornwall, this was a great place to come and learn new skills in metal clay and jewellery making. Our purpose built fully equipped jewellery making workshop caters for a maximum of eight students on our regular classes and has everything you need for a safe, fulfilling and fun learning experience. We have a high percentage of students returning to take jewellery making classes with us again and again. This indicates the high quality of our jewellery making training and the facilities we provide. Click here to find out what our students say about our jewellery making facilities.

Our Approach

We have more flexibility than a College or University when it comes to learning about jewellery making and can arrange private tuition in all aspects of metal work, silver smithing, designing and creating your own jewellery and silver or gold repair work.

Our Neighbours

We are close to the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornish beaches and The Saints Way runs right past our front door. Why not have a learning holiday with the family in Cornwall?


Our Students

Click here to see a map showing how far our students have travelled to take jewellery making classes with us.

We'd love to welcome you to our jewellery school, please explore our site and see what we have to offer using the tabs at the top of the page.

Our Products

Home Study Silver Metal Clay Diploma


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Download a PDF of our 2013 class schedule here

The jewellery school is now based near Exeter in Devon, UK and all jewellery making classes run in our well equipped workshop.

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