Cookson Gold looks to mould future jewellery-makers with Art Clay master class

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Cookson Gold has announced a series of Art Clay classes in Birmingham, to help amateur jewellery makers get to grips with the precious metal moulding material. At the same time, Cookson has rounded out its Art Clay collection with several new products in the range.

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Each Art Clay class will be open to a maximum of eight participants –– so book early to avoid disappointment.

Leading online precious metal retailer Cookson Gold is giving would-be jewellers the chance to create beautiful jewellery pieces with Art Clay (, in a series of classes to be held in Birmingham.

Art Clay is a soft, pliable version of silver, in a clay form. Jewellery makers can work the material like traditional clay, but once fired, it becomes pure silver – making it easy to create intricate jewellery creations from precious metal.

The classes will be open to all levels – from jewellery-making novices to seasoned semi-professionals –with both taster classes and master classes planned.

Participants in the classes will be free to unleash their creativity and craft their own piece of Art Clay jewellery, whilst learning essential tips, techniques and tools of the trade.

At the end of each class, each participant will take their creation home to wear themselves – or as a perfect precious metal gift for a friend or loved one.

The classes will take place in Cookson Gold’s dedicated Green Side Studio in Kings Norton, which promises fun and friendly classes in a comfortable, welcoming and pressure-free environment.

Tools, findings and silver Art Clay, as well as tuition, are included in the price for the classes.

As well as launching the new classes, Cookson Gold has launched several new products. These include Creative Bronze and Creative Copper Clay – which can be moulded straight from the pack without the need to mix or condition before use – as well as Art Clay syringes and Art Clay Original Formula.

These latest additions mean Cookson Gold now stocks the entire range of Art Clay products.

To ensure that each new student receives the support and one-and-one attention that they require, each Art Clay class will be open to a maximum of eight participants –– so book early to avoid disappointment.

The classes will start from April 5th 2012. To book your place, or for more information, contact Juliette Sanders on 0121 212 6440.

For more information about Cookson Gold’s range of Art Clay and other jewellery-making products, visit



For more information on this story, contact Adam Hunter, e-Commerce manager at, on 0121 212 6491.

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Cookson Precious Metals, based in the heart of the UK’s historic Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, is part of Cookson Group PLC, and employs over 15,000 people in more than 40 countries, whilst selling its products in over 100 countries. Cookson is a leading materials science company operating on a worldwide basis in the engineered ceramics, performance materials and precious metals processing markets. The website is part of a growing digital presence within the Precious Metals Processing Division of Cookson.

In 2011, ranked #3 based on market share of visits among all United Kingdom websites in the Hitwise Business and Finance - Manufacturing and Industrial industry as visited by United Kingdom Internet users.

Cookson Precious Metals ( offers a choice of jewellery making supplies from more than 11,000 products, including art clay and precious metal clay, charm beads, jewellery tools, jewellery packaging and boxes and gold, platinum palladium wire, sheet, solder. These products are combined with free technical information for jewellers, jobbers, designer, craftsmen, artisans and students.

The website also features a lively and growing social community, where jewellers can chat with other jewellers and get advice via Facebook, Twitter and a dedicated jewellery making forum. The forum gives access to essential hints, tips and datasheets, alongside the latest metal price fixes, which are updated twice a day.

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