Jewellery by
Sian Hamilton

My Silver Clay Work

Silver clay is very finely ground pure silver mixed with a non-toxic organic binder. Straight out of the packet it looks and feels like putty and has a consistency much like uncooked pastry dough.

You can mould it, roll it, texture it and cut out shapes like cookie dough. When it’s completely dry, you can fire it in a kiln or with a handheld torch. The organic binder burns off and the piece becomes solid hallmarkable fine (999) silver. 

About Sian

I am a Graphic and Web Designer, Jeweller, Editor and Author.

I’m a passionate designer who graduated in 1991 with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design and I’ve been in the creative design industry ever since. At university I specialised in metals and jewellery design in particular, with a minor study in ceramics.

One of the highlights of my career was being a prominent designer at W. Moorcroft PLC for 8 years and my pieces are still widely found online and in the collections of many Moorcroft fans (under the designer name Sian Leeper).

I was the Editor of a magazine called Making Jewellery for 9 years until its close in Spring 2019. I have also authored 14 books in the craft sector.

I now design websites as Sapphire Blue Web Design. I still enjoy making pieces with metal clay and I occasionally sell my work. I teach at private events when asked and will be teaching at the AMCAW SINTER Conference in 2022.

As a member of  AMCAW (Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide) I volunteer as the Web & Tech Committee Chair and also built and maintain their website.

If you would like to talk to me about anything silver clay, or even about websites, contact me via email.

My Books

You can find my books on Amazon via my Author’s page.

Books by Sian Hamilton of Hamilton Jewellery