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Jewelry Making in Metal Clay and Beyond

September 25 - October 23 2019


Wednesdays  9:30am–12:30pm |  5 Weekly Sessions
Prerequisite: Introduction to Metal Clay I or similar experience

In this class, we will explore more advanced precious metal clay techniques and incorporate mixed media. We will learn how to create movement in jewelry using different types of connections. We will play with PMC paper, PMC syringe, stamp making, stone setting, resin, leather, and much more! Moderate experience with metal clay is required for this class. Students are expected to bring their own basic tool kits to class.

Materials fee is $95 and covers studio materials and includes a 25 gram package  of PMC3. Additional PMC can be purchased in class at market pricing.  Class Fee $300

Local jeweler JJ Singh was one of the first instructors to be certified in PMC through the Rio Grande Certification program. JJ has been working with metal clay since 2002 and has been teaching classes through The Arts of Great Falls School and her home studio for the past 10 years.

Register through the Great Falls School of Art


We also offer seasonal classes in Precious Metal Clay in our Northern Virginia Studio. Please call 703-216-6726 or email us for more information and scheduling.

Introduction to Bronze Metal Clay – 

Local Jeweler JJ Singh will open her studio, simultaneously, to 3 new beginning students and 3 continuing education students interested in exploring the world of metal clay and its design possibilities. The 6-week, intensive introduction to silver metal clay* will cover basic techniques including rolling, stamping, cutting, forming, sanding and finishing. Projects will include constructing a hollow form pendant, designing and making custom clasps and connections,  hand carved rings, and more.

Materials fee is $95 and includes complete silver metal clay toolkit and 25g of silver. Additional silver can be purchased at market pricing. 

Class Fee $300


Independent Study Design Studio

(Prerequisite is Introduction to Metal Clay I or similar experience)

Students will have access to the studio tools and equipment while they pursue independent creative projects with guidance from the instructor. Students need to bring their own tool kit from previous classes. 

Intro to Jewelry Design with Metal Clay - A beginning level 6 week course (class meets once a week) covering an introduction to Precious Metal Clay. Students will make between 3-5 projects including earrings, a ring, and a pendant.

Intermediate Jewelry Design with Metal Clay - An intermediate level 6 week course (class meets once a week) going deeper into techniques of metal clay. Students will make between 3-5 projects including cuff links, bracelets, hollow form objects, and beads.


Earring Envy - A beginner workshop in earring design. Students will make a pair of fine silver earrings using precious metal clay. Class covers the use of texture plate, cutting, forming, sanding, firing, and finishing.

Introduction to Bronze Clay - A beginner workshop exploring the use of bronze clay. Bronze clay is significantly less expensive than silver clay, so students can try more techniques without the associated cost of silver.

Private Classes:

Earring and Wine: We also offer private classes for small groups upon request. Gather up to 5 friends and come make your own earrings while sipping on wine an appetizers. Call 703-216-6726 for more information or send us a message!