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Established in February 1997, Art Clay Scotland are Scotland's original training provider in Silver Metal Clay. We have introduced literally hundreds of happy students to the wonders of this remarkable product. Silver Clay consists of pure silver particles, a binding agent and water. During firing the binder burns away and the pure silver particles solidify leaving you with pure silver!! The resulting pure silver piece can be hallmarked 999 by an Assay Office. We teach courses in a variety of Metal Clays, mostly Silver Clay with the occasional course in copper & bronze clay.
Why Choose Us?
Our Metal Clay courses are led by multiple Award Winning Artist Emma Baird MA. Hons. A senior Art Clay Instructor & PMC Certified, and is the only training provider of the Art Clay Certification program in Scotland. Emma's work has been recognised both in the Uk and internationally. In the UK she has written over 30 Silver Clay Tutorials. Her work features in over eight books, including "The Guide to Gemstone Setting" by Anastasia Young, "30 Minute Rings" & "30 Minute Bracelets" by Lark. She was placed First in the Metal Clay Category of the British Bead Awards in 2010, and this year flew to Las Vegas to collect her award as a finalist in the prestigious Saul Bell awards, with her beautiful Rubens Pin. Take a look at Emma's Gallery here.
We regularly run Master Classes with Guest Artists at the top of the field. We have run classes with Sherri Haab, Robert Dancik, Hattie Sanderson and Gordon Uyehara. In August last year we brought Holly Gage to Edinburgh for two fantastic workshops!!
The Important Bits
Below you will find our current session of classes. If you have no experience with Metal Clay at all then we recommend you first attend our Magic of Art Clay Class, this will give you experience to attend our other classes. With the exception of our beginners classes, our other classes are best suited to those who have some experience of working with metal clay.
Our courses are held in our new studio at Summerhall. Please check the times for any course you are interested in and be sure to arrive in plenty of time to allow you to get settled.
Our class fee's include clay, a loan of tools and your tuition. To book call us on 0131 228 5058. Please read our Terms and Conditions.
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