News from MCSJ
New dates added.
2017 Silver Clay and Beginners Silverwork classes
are now booked up until Easter so we have
added some extra dates.
Check here for dates and prices of our latest classes.
Pictures from in and around our new studio in Devon
It's a great space with fantastic natural light and glorious views
Moving into a new studio in Exeter.
Some pictures on this website may feature our old studio.
MCSJ and our Support Centres are the first in the UK to test a new type of PMC called Flex. We'll be telling you all about it over the coming weeks so make sure you use the box below to sign up for our email newsletter. Meanwhile here's a video about Flex.
29th April 2014
Exciting Changes at MCSJ We have moved to a New studio in a lovely setting north of Exeter in Devon and will be launching a new website later in the year! Pictures on this website may feature our old studio.
15th March 2013
Filming for Grade 4 of the prestigious Home Study Silver Metal Clay Diploma begins. This will be released Mid May and will enable you to study all four Grades in the comfort of your own home to gain the entire Diploma.
5th February 2013
Lisa Cain is selected for the Woodland Chic Design Team by Patrik Kusek,
Award winning artist, author and teacher. Patrik Kusek hand picked a design team to work with his new Dynasty Stamp Woodland Chic texture mat.
Take a look at the team and the designs they came up with here http://patriksstudio.com/designteam/
27th September 2012
21st September 2012
Our booking cancellation terms and conditions have changed. From now on, we are no longer offering refunds or transfers on booked classes. You can read our full terms and conditions here.
1st September 2012
Grade 3 of the Silver Metal Clay Diploma Home Study launches today and is available to pre-order. Visit the Home Study Grade 3 information page for details or pre-order from our Home Study buying options page. We will be shipping the Grade 3 Home Study pack in mid-September.
8th July 2012
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. The first class runs in May 2013 and you can book for it now directly with Rio Grande.
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
7th July 2012
Why not learn from the wonderful Wanaree Tanner?
She'll be here in November to teach two Masterclasses and we have now added a third class so you can learn how to use this versatile machine to make freeform bezels. Few people know more about this process than Wanaree.
Trouble-shooting the software programme with your own laptop, learning the practical applications for direct use in metal clay and making a bezel pendant all in just two days! This class will save you hours of problem solving to quickly get you up and running with this versatile new tool.
August 2016In 2016 we launched our new Masterclasp class Here are just a few of the great Keyhole clasps made on our Masterclasp courses run in 2016
Check here for dates and prices of our Metal Clay Masterclasp
30th March 2012
Today we launch Grade 2 of the MCSJ Silver Metal Clay Diploma. Over 50 students around the world are on the Grade 1 Home Study programme and we have six signed up for Grade 2 already. The MCSJ Silver Metal Clay Diploma is the most thorough and comprehensive metal clay qualification in the world. Completely brand neutral, you'll learn to work with both brands of silver metal clay and all varieties. Whether you come to Cornwall to study or buy the Home Study programme, you'll get the same world-class training which includes silver working too. If you're serious about working with metal clay, this is the only qualification you need.
6th December 2011
1st December 2011
We've introduced a deadline for Diploma students who need to resubmit their pieces. The time limit for resubmissions will now be 18 months from the date you attended the class for the Grade that's held over. The reason we’ve introduced this deadline is to ensure that you act on what you’ve learned while the experience is still fresh in your mind. The tutor will tell you exactly what you need to do to pass for any pieces that don’t meet the criteria. Our experience has shown that the longer you wait to act on this, the more chance there is that you will struggle to meet the criteria. If you don’t pass the Grade within 18 months, you will have to come back and do the class again, paying the full price.
We've also introduced a charge for resubmissions. The first resubmission is free but if any pieces still don't meet the criteria, any subsequent resubmissions must be accompanied by a cheque for £10 to cover processing and postage. We send your items back to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery which currently costs around £5 and we spend a lot of time carefully assessing your work, typing up the feedback, packaging and posting, etc. The £10 is therefore a contribution to these costs.
18th September 2011
All our Diploma Support Centres have voluntarily signed up to our Teaching Code of Practice. It provides students with a degree of reassurance that the metal clay training they have purchased from one of our licensed Support Centres will meet the standards described by the Code. We also have an Assurance Process linked to the Code of Practice. For the first time anywhere in the World, you can be assured that you are getting the best standard of metal clay training from well trained teachers.
MCSJ in the News
The jewellery school is moving to a new studio north of Exeter, Devon, UK. All jewellery making classes run in a well equipped workshop.