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Intro to Precious Metal Clay

Discover the art of creating stunning fine silver jewelry using malleable, precious metal clay. Learn the techniques of molding, shaping, and refining and master the step-by-step instructions and resources to continue your creative journey. No experience necessary.

  • Beginner
  • 18 and older
  • $205
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  • 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
  • 6 hours

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  • $205
  • 6 hours
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this metalsmithing class:

You will learn how easy it is to mold, shape, texture, cut, refine, and finish several pieces.

Learn the techniques to turn malleable precious metal clay into beautiful fine silver jewelry. You will learn how easy it is to mold, shape, texture, cut, refine, and finish several pieces. You will also walk away with written information on the material covered in class as well as step-by-step instructions on the projects we do and a resource sheet.


  • No experience is necessary. This course is for beginners and those who wish to refresh their skills.
  • Tools and supplies including 15 grams of silver clay is included in the cost of the class.
  • Available for purchase at the end of the class will be extra clay and jewelry findings such as ear wires and chains to complete your pieces.

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Online programs:

An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.

Refund Policy

In the event that some or all of the meetings of the program cannot happen in person, programs will be held at the scheduled time in a virtual format via a video conferencing platform. The programs will continue through hands-on, at-home activities, lectures, presentations, and/or group discussions. No refunds will be issued should any portion of a course be held virtually.

We are not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact [email protected] prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 95% refund, written request must be received 14 business days prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least 2 business days prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least 2 business days prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected]

Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received. To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request.

Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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  • Intro to Precious Metal Clay

    Reviewed by Tanasia k. on 10/23/2023
    One of the best classes and I wish they offered more clay metal classes. I would have really loved to get more time in the class as there was just so much to learn.
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Students rave about the Intro to Precious Metal Clay class, expressing their desire for more opportunities to learn about clay metal. They felt that there was so much to absorb and wished they had more time in the class. The class seems to have provided a comprehensive and valuable learning experience for students, equipping them with new skills and knowledge in working with precious metal clay. Direct quote: "I learned so much in this class, from the basics of working with precious metal clay to advanced techniques. It was a truly comprehensive learning experience."

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