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Etsuko Nakayama

We're very excited to welcome metal clay artist Etsuko Nakayama for her first teaching visit to the UK!

Etsuko Nakayama is a Certified instructor of Art Clay Club, Japan. She is the course researcher and teacher at the Art Clay Headquarter Studio, and probably one of the top Art Clay artists in the world - you can rest assured she knows her metal clay, and she knows how to teach it too!


Etsuko has a knack for creating magical jewellery, inspired by nature, stylised and immortalised in delicate but strong and powerful designs. Her syringe work is exquisite and syringe decorations and additions of wire, gold foil, and resin, add impact and bring her silver to life.

Etsuko is a Director and Board member of Japan Jewellery Designers Association (JJDA).  
Etsuko's work has won many awards, for instance at the Silver Accessories Contest in Japan in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 (Semi Grand-Prix). She also won awards at the 7th and 9th Pearl Jewellery Design Contest in Japan.


Etsuko's jewellery has been exhibited at ECLAT DE MODE, Paris, France, International Garment & Textile Fair, Dalian, China, and between 2017-2019 Etsuko has been an invited Artist at the Master Camp, Shanghai Business School, Shanghai, China.

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