Each module is offered on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis and is designed to address a different skill or approach. Combined, the modules provide a broad spectrum of skills for use with PMC for both personal and professional development. We believe in flexible learning. As such, our modular curriculum means you can complete any module, in any order, at any time and in any location on dates that are suitable to you. Each module takes 2 days to complete and consists of an intensive programme.
Module 1 - Naturals
This module looks at using the natural, clay like Properties of Precious Metal Clay and combining them with natural, organic materials such as leaves, twigs & pods.
Textured pendant - Includes creating your own moulds and simple gemstone setting.
Glass pendant - Learn to set a glass cabochon in PMC and fire allowing for the shrinkage.
Band ring – Learn how to make a strong, durable ring that will withstand daily wear.
Decorative clasp - Create a two part clasp combining PMC and Silver wire.
Domed bead - Make a hollow bead using dry construction techniques. Can also be worn as a pendant.
Hollow free form - Use wood clay to create any shape hollow form.
Module 2 - High finish
This module is about achieving a professional finish.
Learn the tricks of the trade to achieve this all of the time on all work.
Japanese enamels - An introduction to using fine Japanese hot enamels.
High shine mirror finish - Learn to polish your PMC so you can see your own reflection in your work.
Ring with bezel setting - Create a silver bezel in PMC to create a setting for items that cannot be fired.
Ceramics - Combine PMC with bisque to create a beautiful solid decorated bead.
Ceramics - Combine ready fired ceramics with PMC.
PMC 22K Gold - Learn to combine PMC gold with Silver.
Module 3 - Innovative design
This module is about Incorporating new elements into your PMC.
Dry construction open box bead with 24K gold - Create an open box bead and decorate using the Korean technique of Keum Boo.
Syringe drawing - Master the syringe to create intricate, detailed designs that are structurally sound.
Photopolymer printing - Make your own re-usable stamps for adding texture to your PMC pieces.
Chain making - Make strong textured chain with PMC.
Ring with natural gemstone set in PMC - Enhance your rings with a natural gemstone.
PMC and Sterling Silver – Learn to combine PMC with Sterling Silver without the need for soldering.
Colour effects on PMC - Use Liver of Sulphur to create different colours effects on PMC.
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We can now engrave your jewellery on the premises.