Julia Rai

About Julia Rai

Julia Rai is an artist, writer and teacher working predominately in metal clay. She has a teaching studio based just outside St Austell in Cornwall, UK.

​Well known in the international metal clay community, she has been working with metal clay since 2004 and teaching it since 2007. She holds a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, the Higher Metal Clay Diploma, PMC Certification from Rio Grande and is an Art Clay Senior Instructor. She also holds the City and Guilds 7407 Further Education Teaching Qualification.

​She teaches a variety of subjects including Unique Textures for Metal Clay, Adding Colour to Metal, Torch Fired Enamel, Lentil Beads and Hollow Forms and the Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma. She also has two downloadable video classes on Craftcast and a beginners metal clay video class on Jewellery From Home.

​She is the Director of the Metal Clay Academy, an online resource for everyone interested in metal clay. Her spare time is currently taken up with working on projects for the metal clay Masters Registry and she has achieved Registry IV, the first person in the world to achieve this level.

​She writes regularly for a number of magazines including Making Jewellery in the UK and the international Metal Clay Artist Magazine which is now online at Creative Fire.

​Her first book was published in 2017. It is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US or you can order a signed copy from the CSACJ website here.

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