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Design and Construction - Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency Grade 4


This is a two day class

During this class you will learn about the principles and elements of design. You will be learning about the elements and principles of design during the weekend with slideshows and examples to illustrate the theory, so there will be lots of discussion amongst the group.

We will also be critiquing each others work so bring along any of the items you made on the previous Diploma Grades as well as any other type of art work or silverwork you particularly like or have made.

It will be fun to discuss how the theory we are learning is applied to the actual work and it will be positive, constructive critique. There will also be a knowledge test based on the tests you completed throughout the other Diploma grades.

After the class you will need to construct a box with a lid to send in for evaluation. We will give you a template for the box construction but you will have some design freedom in how you choose to decorate the box (gemstones, colour, overlay of decorative metal clay, etc).

The box must be accompanied by an explanation of how you have used the principles and elements of design in your creation. All will be explained on the course but if you want to have a think or sketch out some ideas for designing your silver box ahead of time bring them along to the class.

This class will suit students who want to progress to a higher level in their artistic and technical abilities.




The Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery designed the very first independent qualification for working with Metal Clay which has been running since 2007.

If you want to teach classes or work seriously with metal clay, this is currently the most thorough training you can get anywhere in the world.

The Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency is free from any association with marketing, discounts or any particular supplier or brand. Therefore it is the first truly independent qualification and sets the new standard for excellence within the metal clay world.

The course is recognised by the PMC Guild International and in fact the grades of competency greatly exceed the minimum requirements suggested by the PMC Guild.

Gaining this Diploma shows a high level of commitment to your work. It will add credibility to your CV and the Competency Certificates will act as a record of your achievements along the way. Upon completion of the full Diploma your name will be registered and displayed on the Diploma Graduates page of the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery website.

Upon completion of all four grades, artists will be entitled to use the registered letters after their names. For example, Mary Maker, MCSJ Dip. MC

Read FAQ's about our Silver Clay Diploma here

Your tutor for this class will be Lisa Cain

Download a pdf file with the information on this page here


Things to consider before booking these courses...

This course is only suitable for students who have attended the Silver Metal Clay Diploma Grade 1, or have completed the Silver Metal Clay Home Study Grade 1 Diploma course and also attended the Silver Metal Clay Diploma Grade 2 and Silver Metal Clay Diploma Grade 3 Classes.

It will be particularly relevant to anyone undertaking the Metal Clay Master's Registry.

To see what people who have taken this course say - click here

Read FAQ's about our Silver Clay Diploma here

Got questions about this jewellery making course?

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