Online Distance Learning Courses
Introduction to Silver Clay

All of our online distance learning courses run as private Facebook groups. This is the only way you will be able to access the course content. After completing your registration you will be directed to the private Facebook group where you can request to join. We will accept your request as soon as possible.

Our Introduction to Silver Clay online courses are open to brand new learners and also serve as a great refresher for anyone who's been to one of our workshops but needs a reminder of everything we covered.

For a fraction of the cost of joining Tracey at her studio you get full detailed instructional videos & support documents as well as live interaction with Tracey for full support & to ask her any questions you might have. We also encourage you to post pictures of your achievements & chat with other group members. These courses offer amazing value for money.

We have two introduction online courses, each with four pre-recorded video projects as well as support files and bonus materials. You can choose to register for just one of the courses or take the second after you've finished the first. it doesn't matter which order you take them in and you will learn something new in each project. You can join either of the Introduction courses at any time.

Please note that you will be added to the group manually. You cannot download this course yourself

Introduction to Silver Clay 1

The four projects in this online course are:

  • Feather Earrings
  • Summer Kisses Pendant
  • Capturing Nature
  • Tree of Life Pendant

You will be provided with a list of the tools materials and equipment you will need to source before you can begin the course. Where possible we give you the tool with suggested alternatives as we would like you to find and use as much as you already have at home.


You will also need to purchase the following materials:-

  • 4mm fireable gemstone in a colour of your choice
  • 1 x 1 tip syringe form Art Clay Silver
  • 20g bag of Art Clay Silver (silver packet)
  • Findings to complete your pieces - 5mm jump-ring, 3 chains, one pair of ear wires

Introduction to Silver Clay 2

The four projects in this online course are:

  • English Rose Pendant
  • Pillow Heart Pendant
  • Precision Piercing
  • Little Shoe Charm

Just as in the Introduction to Silver Clay 1 online course, you will be provided with a list of the tools materials and equipment you will need to source before you can begin the course. You will be able to find many of the tools & equipment from around your home.

Included in the resources you will also have access to templates which can be printed off. These templates can be resized larger or smaller to your own requirements and will therefore alter the quantities of clay needed.


You will also need to purchase the following materials:-

  • 20-40g of Silver Clay
  • Paste pot
  • Syringe
  • A small amount of scrap polymer clay
  • Tracing paper
  • Findings - 2 Chains
  • A pair of ear wires
  • Large jump ring
  • Stretch magic and selection of beads of your choice for the shoe charm pieces

What We Will Cover

Whichever course you choose, we will cover the following:-

  • Introduction to tools and equipment and what alternatives you can use
  • Preparation and handling of metal clay
  • How to add textures, shapes and form
  • Drying times and temperatures
  • Pre-fire refinement and dry polishing techniques
  • Firing methods and procedures
  • How to reconstitute metal clay
  • Storing your metal clay
  • How to minimise wastage
  • Suppliers
  • Progression

You will be encouraged to post pictures of your work and Tracey will give you ongoing feedback. You will also be able to join in the discussion with other group members. You will be able to pick up heaps of experience from each other.
Please note that if you want to sell any jewellery that you make using silver clay, then in the UK you are legally required to add your hallmark to any item weighing 7.78gm or more. Further information is available in the Hallmarking page.

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