Link to Silver Metal Clay Diploma Holders

Link to Higher Diploma Page




Lisa was a finalist in the Saul Bell Design Awards 2010. Her amazing flying carpet ring (below) in PMC, called "The Great Escape" was one of five finalists in the metal clay section.

The Great Escape

Qualifications I have

Various ‘O’ levels taken in prehistoric times which are completely irrelevant to my current life! Diploma in Design Crafts specialising in jewellery. Three year apprenticeship with jeweller Ralph Rowe. 7307 Teacher training. Certified PMC with Rio Grande, USA 1994 (I make sure I take classes every year in various subjects to keep my skills up to date and remember what it feels like to be a student)                

People I have been

Waitress, manager, sales rep, counsellor, mother...the list is long.

People I am now

Now I run the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery and am executive director of the UK PMC Guild.
Recent interests include archery and a bit of kayaking.

People I hope to become

A much better archer!

People I imagine I have been in a previous life.

Who knows!? But it’s fun to guess. My guess is I have been around the block a few times and imagine I have experienced a native Indian tribe, civil war in America, nomadic life in the desert and I feel a definite affinity for the Tudors (Anne Boleyn in particular).








Lisa Cain
MCSJ Director

Subjects taught:-

General Jewellery Making

Metal Clay Diploma

Metal Clay Tasters

Metal Clay for Fun!

Pearl Threading and Bead Stringing

Jewellery Repair

Make a Charm Bracelet

Make Three Bracelets in a Day

Make Two Silver Rings in a Day

Ring and Pendant Stone Setting Weekend

Chain Making

Make your own Wedding Rings



Lisa's work

During the next decade I hope to...

By the end of the decade I hope to be looking back on a fantastic adventure filled with great people, success, health and creativity. Of course by then, I will be looking forward to making the next 10 year plan!

Three things I want to do before I die are

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Design and build an amazing house
  • Continue following my passion wherever it may lead

If I had a motto in life it would be...

If you can conceive it, you can achieve it.

What I like about being involved with MCSJ

Starting the jewellery school was a big gamble but I like a bit of a risk. It is exciting and stimulating to see the school growing steadily well and there is still so much more to come. My favourite aspects of running the school are the fantastic people I get to meet-students, tutors, luminaries, artists: I have been incredibly lucky. It seems like the Universe brings along just the right people at the right time and a large part of our continued success is due to this. The other thing I really like is the sense that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing and that this will be an evolving adventure.

Click here to see what students have said about learning with Lisa.

Visit Lisa's website here.

Read more about Lisa in Tonya Davidson's Musings and Mullings interview with her.

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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