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Student Comments for the Silver Metal Clay Diploma, Intensive Course

Excellent, but intensive as stated initially.

Therese Williams
April 2012

It does what it says on the label...very intensive but if you concentrate and apply yourself it can be achieved!

Kiri Wedlock
August 2011

Fantastic experience. Julia is not just a great artist, she is also a generous teacher who will take your art to the next level.

Patricia Zuluaga
April 2011

The Intensive Diploma course is fast paced. For the sake our your fellow students, please be honest about your experience. I came with only a few months experience and managed to achieve the qualification but it took a lot of time outside of the class to be able to match the pace. This was a positive learning experience. I never felt I was wrong, just needed to tweak my approach.

Aaron Coomber
April 2011

It's been exhausting but I've had such a fantastic time. I'd love to stay and carry on doing more, different classes. I've learned loads.

Ayla Marlow
February 2009


I would strongly recommend the PMC Diploma course to anyone truly serious about working with PMC. Not only do you learn how to use PMC in different states in a variety of ways but also how to add gold in several ways and how to finish off with sterling findings and finishes.

I would also strongly advise that students come very well prepared as there is a lot of work and it can get intense with time restraints and project overlaps.

Absolutely loved it. This was my third time at the school and definitely won't be my last.

Jeanette Tenwick
March 2008

Class teaches you to work at a fast pace while paying attention to detail. Amazing techniques for future use.

Anon
August 2008

Incredible journey.

Maura
August 2008

Exceeded all my expectations.

Jane Bradford
December 2007

A wonderful and supportive place to create beautiful things.

Ciel
December 2007

A must for anyone serious about working in and selling metal clay jewellery. Takes PMC work to a high level. I now feel I can produce things I can be really proud of. Thankyou.

Sue Cotton
December 2007

The intensive course was easy, challenging, difficult, enjoyable fun and fantastic all at the same time!

Julie Halliday
August 2012

The rigorous standards of MCSJ are helping me to view my own work much more critically - which for me is great!

Sulie Girardi
August 2011

Although the course was intense, it was an amazing experience and I have enjoyed every moment. I came away feeling 100% more confident.

Emma Beszant
April 2011

I can't tell you how much I have grown in knowledge and confidence through the four grades, and I am well and truly addicted now to the clay. I can't wait to come back and learn some more. I can't thank you or Julia enough

Hilary Stacey
August 2010

I have just returned from my summer holiday now after completing the ten day diploma intensive and wanted to drop you a line to say thanks so much for everything that I learned on this truly mind blowing course.

I have gained so much knowledge on your course which was both exhausting as it was exhilerating. You are a wonderful teacher, if not a hard taskmaster and I feel I absorbed a world of knowledge on the course which I hope to take along with me to lift our own business to new heights. 

I am now itching to start planning my own teaching workshops and I would not have been able to do this without the knowledge that I feel I have gained through coming onto the course with you. No other place can compare with you - in fact no other place even remotely touches on your skills and professionalism. Thank you so so much.

Samantha Berman
August 2008

A great intensive course that really challenges you to learn new techniques and develop your skills.

Jessie van Zanten
March 2008

From the 1st to the 10th of January 2008 I completed my certificates in PMC. The experience I gained was amazing. The teachers were very strict and demanding and I found that very good, because at the end of the course I was very confident. When I passed the exams I knew exactly what I was doing and I came out of it very well prepared. The teachers were fabulous. I did the course with Lisa Cain and also a bit with Julia Rai. If you want to have training in PMC I strongly recommend the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery.

Sara Maria da Costa Cardina
January 2008

Excellent opportunity to get feedback from other people's experiences and found that I was able to learn from all students on the course.

Karen Richards
December 2007

Excellent class for people already used to using metal clay.

Jackie Langley
December 2007

The jewellery school is based near St Austell in Cornwall, UK and all jewellery making classes run in our well equipped workshop.

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