Jewellery Bench Skills: Precious Metal Clay Jewellery Making

Learn to make beautiful handmade jewellery with Precious Metal Clay (PMC). PMC is a versatile clay-based craft material made using tiny metal particles, an organic binding agent and water. It can be modelled, shaped and textured to create all sorts of creative designs and becomes a solid piece of metal when fired.

Additional information




2 days


10:00 – 16:00

Next Date



Birmingham, London


Course Description

Compared to traditional jewellery making materials, PMC is relatively quick and easy to work with, meaning that it’s perfect for beginner jewellers. If you are a more experienced jewellery maker, learning to use PMC will allow you to achieve a wide range of unique textures and effects in your jewellery pieces, introducing you to a whole new world of creative possibilities.

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required, this course is suitable for beginners.

Fees & funding


If you are a student or alumni of the past 3 years, you may be entitled to a 10% discount. To find out if you are eligible, please enquire to speak with our recruitment team.

What You Will Learn

In this 2 day course you will learn all the fundamental skills required to create beautiful hand made jewellery using Precious Metal Clay (PMC).

PMC is a clay based craft material made from tiny metal particles, an organic binding agent and water. The clay can be manipulated, textured, modelled and shaped like any other clay and once fired becomes a solid piece of metal.

You’ll learn how to texture and mould the PMC to create beautiful jewellery pieces and then experiment with both kiln and torch firing. You’ll discover how to create and attach findings to your jewellery, and learn techniques to finish your designs to a professional standard.


Students can consider progression onto one of BAJ’s other short courses in CAD or jewellery manufacturing and can find out more from our admissions team about applying for our jewellery diploma programme.

In line with the Customer Act, we reserve the right to close a course
– if there are insufficient student numbers to make the course financially viable.

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