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Introduction to Bronze and Copper Clays

This is a two day class.

In this weekend workshop, you’ll learn the basics of working with the newest additions to the metal clay family.  We'll be working with Fastfire Bronzclay™, Copprclay™, Hadar's Quickfire Bronze and Copper Clays and Art Clay Copper so you get an experience of working with all the major brands.

Copper Mask Pendant Copper Pendant

We will explore texturing, working with molds, how to use cz's and casting grains with bronze and copper, embedding findings, simple hollow form construction and more. 

Firing, finishing and patinas will be demonstrated and discussed.

Copper Paper Copper Leaf


Bronze and Copper Bronze Gerbera Pendant


Learn how all the brands are similar to silver metal clay, how they differ, and how to approach combining them.


Copper Seahorse


Things to consider before booking this course...

This course is not suitable for beginners, some metal clay experience is expected although this can be silver metal clay, not necessarily bronze or copper metal clays. Please note, in order to work with Bronze clays when you return home you need access to a kiln, they cannot be fired by torch. Small pieces made with Art Clay Copper can be torch fired.

Bronze and Copper clay are new materials and there is still much debate and experimentation going on around the world about how to work with them. The material can be unpredictable so expect some happy accidents and things that didn't quite work. Approach this class with an attitude of exploration and experimentation and you won't be disappointed.

It's also super messy so please come dressed to get dirty!

Completion of this class is part of the Higher Metal Clay Diploma.

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

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


Got questions about this jewellery making course?

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

Call the jewellery school on +44 (0)1726 817989

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To book this course...

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