The Metal Clay jewellery making and precious metal clay courses are held in our bright and airy studio in Wareham, Dorset. The studio is full of everything you could ever need (or want) for metal clay, as well as a mountain of jewellery making and design books.
Swanage is a beach town about 15-20 minutes drive away, with plenty of restaurants, great fish and chips, a long, long sandy beach, and a nice old-fashioned pier. There are many B&Bs in Swanage, and there are buses between Swanage and Wareham.
Being located on the Jurassic Coast (England's first Natural World Heritage Site!) there are many amazing places to visit and so much to do in the area, so it is easy to keep family and friends busy while you immerse yourself in the world of Art Clay. An ideal place to come and learn more about precious metal clay.
Here are instructions on how to get to the Metal Clay Studio, together with some accommodation links, and a map, for the Wareham area.
You are welcome to make an appointment to come and pick up orders, or to come and see products, but please contact us first to ensure someone will be free to help you.
Metal Clay Ltd
1-2 Omega Centre
If you don’t drive, the Purbeck Breezer (bus route 40) goes to Wareham train station from both Swanage and Poole (and the places in-between). It leaves once per hour during the day, with a 35 min journey. Read more about the buses on More Bus.
We’re about 10 min from Corfe Castle, 20 min from Swanage, 25 min from Poole, and 30-45 min from Bournemouth. You can also come across the Sandbanks Ferry (beautiful, but narrow and twisty 30 minute drive from the ferry). Ferries generally run 3 times/hour each way, but there can be long queues during the summer. Ferry information can be obtained on Sandbanks Ferry 01929 450 203.
Drive to Wareham train station. Go past the station, on to Sandford Lane. Follow Sandford Lane almost to the end of the industrial area. We’re in the corner of a yellow building with green roof and large red concertina doors. Park in the spaces marked Metal Clay just outside our studio, or on any unmarked stretch of Sandford Lane.
If you are having trouble finding accommodation in Wareham, you can also try Corfe Castle, Church Knowle, Harmans Cross, Swanage, Studland, Poole, Wool, or Kingston Matravers.