What is You can make it?
You can make it (or YCMI) is an affordable and welcoming 3-day all-inclusive jewellery making event, focused on metal clay, suitable for everyone, from total beginners to professionals.
Well-known metal clay artists and specialists in their field are holding day-long master classes and shorter hands-on classes, giving you a lot of hands-on making time.
In fact, you get a total of two full days of hands-on actual making- which is of course the best way to learn new techniques.
Alongside the classes you also have access to a stream of shorter demos and talks, offering a lot of information you would normally never be able to access in one place.
We have top tutors who travelled from all around the world, giving you great value for money. We think it is the most exciting metal clay event to hit the UK for many years!
*Spend a weekend surrounded by amazing, generous, and fabulous artists!
*Explore new techniques and further your skills through classes, talks, and demos
*Make new friends - all as mad about jewellery making as you!
You can make it is giving artists, crafters and businesses an opportunity to come together in a creative environment focused on making. There is nothing better than getting together with "your tribe", being surrounded by people who love jewellery, making, crafting, arts, and metal clay as much as yourself!
We take over a small local country hotel completely, and fill Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon with creativity, learning, making, and playing!
The You can make it ticket fees are kept incredibly competitively priced. With the help of generous sponsorship and support from tutors, we are able to keep the prices down. The ticket price is all-inclusive, so includes accommodation and food, tuition, all activities, and all the material needed for the classes you take - thanks to Art Clay (Aida Chemicals Ind) this even includes silver clay!
It was my first time at YCMI and it was the most amazing experience ever! Thank you to everyone for making me feel welcome, you are a wonderful warm bunch, full of a wealth of knowledge you are so willing to share! I couldn't have asked for a better weekend! I feel ready and excited about exploring new ideas and techniques... Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, everyone!
Every time I look at ... my charm-swap chain... I will remember the fabulous sound of that crazy "christmas morning" like excitement of everyone connecting and sharing. It was a true pleasure to share time with everyone, take part in the fantastic classes and generally have my creative consciousness expanded beyond anything I could have imagined.