Aussie Metal Clay Featured Teacher

Ana Townsend


Specialty: Artist & Teacher
Location: Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, United kingdom
Certification: Level 1

Contact: +44 (0) 7784 893 209

Biography: After a career in Accountancy and Finance, I have finally realised my dream of having my own Arts and Craft studio. Since childhood I was fascinated with the world of Arts and Crafts and very eager to learn about the many aspects of the subject.

In 2006 I completed Silver Smith Diploma level 2. While completing my Silver Smith Diploma, I was introduced to Silver and other metal clays. After a few classes with various talented and inspirational tutors in metal clays I knew that this was the career I wanted to pursue.

In 2010 I completed my certifications as a senior Silver and Copper Clay instructor. Since then I have been teaching at my Studio and other venues at all levels. Introduction to Silver and other metal clays at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Following my qualifications I have attended many Master Classes with some of the best National and International Instructors using various brands of clay. I have acquired many other skills using related materials such as gold clay, enamels and resins.

Aussie Metal Clays came to my attention in 2016 when, by accident, I found the magnificent work of Kim Booklass. After we exchanged a few messages, I ordered some packets of clay and I was soon addicted to their soft textures and beautiful colours. After a couple of great Skype classes and online tutorials with Kim, I learned how to work with Aussie Clays Base metals and Silvers.

I have completed my level 1 Teachers certificate and I am working on my level 2. I also have a modest stock of Aussie base metals and Silver clays, as well as some other Aussie products which I sell in the UK to UK and European customers. I work and teach at my Studio in West Yorkshire (near Leeds) UK. If you would like a “Hands On” class with Aussie Metal Clays and work on level 1 pieces please contact me.