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'You can make it' - the all-inclusive hands-on metal clay event!

Join us for a fabulous ALL-IN event. Learn from internationally renowned metal clay artists, from all around the world. Make jewellery as well as new friends, and leave with a re-energised mojo! 

So why should you join us?

  • Three days accommodation, all meals provided, and access to spa facilities

  • Access to some of the top metal clay artists in the world

  • One full-day hands-on masterclass with one of our amazing tutors

  • Up to two 3-hour hands-on workshops

  • Multiple demo/talk sessions

  • All metal clay and materials needed for your classes is included in the ticket price!!

  • "Make it market" full of exciting jewellery making tools, materials, and equipment open all days

  • Opportunity to buy a very lightly used kiln at discounted rate!

  • Bubbles and nibbles reception

  • Amazing delegate goodie bag

  • Some of the best prizes and give-aways ever experienced at any metal clay event!

  • Delegate charm swap

  • Tutor round table and Q&A session

  • Product demonstrations and much more 


The feedback from the previous events has been amazing. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to surround yourself with creativity and inspiration.

We aim to keep this event as affordable as possible.

Not surprisingly, our costs have increased since the last event took place in 2018.
The costs just from the hotel (venue hire, bedrooms and food) have gone up between 9% and 32%(!).
This means our total hotel cost for the event has increased about 15%.

We are pleased to announce that despite these (in some cases VERY) significant raised costs we have managed to keep any ticket changes minimal with the highest increase being a very tiny 6% from 2018's ticket prices!

A couple of ticket options have not changed, one ticket has even gone down in price!

This section contains important information about tickets, bedrooms, the venue, and terms and conditions.

Please take the time to read it through carefully before you book your tickets.

If you have any questions you can call us for a chat Monday to Friday on 01929 554771.

Unfortunately tickets for this event are subject to VAT (a compulsory tax paid to the government).

The ticket prices below are shown including this 20% tax. 


Don't miss a second of all the fun! Take part in all happenings, and enjoy relaxing and socialising at the end of the day - you might even be able to squeeze in a visit to the gym or pool! We're taking over the entire hotel from Thursday. Arrive Thursday to settle into your room from 2pm, visit the gym (if you are so inclined...), have a swim and a sauna, or take a stroll in the garden, then have dinner with us and catch up over a drink or two. And you can have a gentle wake-up with a swim in the warm pool, sit down to a served breakfast, and you'll only be a few doors from your class!

Included in your ticket:

  • Access to all events from Thursday evening reception

  • Arrive Thursday afternoon (check-in from 14:00), depart Sunday. 

  • Access to leisure facilities; pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym

  • Bed & Breakfast Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • One masterclass

  • Two hands-on sessions

  • As many demos & talks you can squeeze in outside your chosen classes

  • Fabulous goodie bag

  • One ticket to the Welcome Raffle

Residential ticket options


Triple bedroom - economy

Shared room with two beds, but space for three close friends.

If you're happy to share a bed, you can save some money by choosing this economy option. 

The room consists of one double and one single bed. 


Triple bedroom

Shared room, with three beds.

This room will have three separate beds.


Double bedroom

If you're happy to share a bed, you can save some money by choosing this option. 
Part of room for two - with one double bed to share.


Twin bedroom

Standard twin room for sharing, with two beds.

Part of room to share, with two separate beds.


Single bedroom

Enjoy the peace of having a room all to yourself, with a nice double bed giving you lots of space to spread out.


Single attendee + one guest

Choose this option if you want to bring a guest who won't be attending the conference days but will join you in the evening.
Room for two, with one double bed to share.

One full conference attendee + one non-attending guest (all meals included for guest).

£755 + £299

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Are you local and can't stay with us? For anyone within 50km or 31 miles from our office in Wareham  we're offering a chance to join the event, with no accommodation. These are options 1 and 2 below. If the hotel fills, we may also release some non-residential tickets for non-locals.


We're also offering a Saturday Taster Ticket (option 3) which give full access to all demos and talks and evening dinner and activities. This ticket is open to anyone, but with limited availability.

Non-residential ticket options

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1. Non-residential full ticket

Attend the full conference from Thursday evening, starting with dinner and welcome reception.​ This is just like the full residential ticket (apart from accommodation, access to hotel leisure facilities, and breakfast not being included).

​Included in your ticket:

  • Access to all events from Thursday evening reception

  • Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • One masterclass

  • Two hands-on sessions

  • As many Demos & Talks you can squeeze in outside your chosen classes

  • Fabulous goodie bag

  • One ticket to the Welcome Raffle

  • Accommodation or breakfast not included


2. Non-residential weekend only

Join us for all events taking place Saturday and Sunday. Listen to demos and talks, and choose up to two hands-on classes. Included in your ticket:

  • Attend all day Saturday and Sunday - classes start at 9.00

  • Dinner Saturday

  • Lunch Saturday and Sunday

  • Two hands-on sessions

  • As many Demos & Talks you can squeeze in

  • Accommodation or breakfast not included


3. Saturday taster ticket

Never used silverclay? Just setting up or planning to start a small craft business? Looking for help with marketing  or creating video content?

With this very limited availability taster ticket you get a chance to join us for all our amazing demos and talks on Saturday, as well as an opportunity to take a taster session and make a small silver charm.

There are two streams to choose from, one stream focused on your business, and the other stream filled with jewellery making tips and techniques. Have a look at our presenters amazing backgrounds, and you'll soon see that the information shared in these talks is highly valuable - and normally pretty impossible to access in one place like this!

And you'll join us for lunch and dinner, where you'll get to mingle with everyone and meet all the tutors. You'll have access to the Make-it Market (a jewellery maker's shopping heaven!), and you'll get a little surprise goodie-treat to take home. And of course you're welcome to stay through our evening events, demonstrations, talk, raffle and fun.

Included in your ticket:

  • Attend all day Saturday, 9am - 10pm

  • As many Demos & Talks you can squeeze in

  • Optional Art Clay Silver Clay taster session

  • Coffee/tea, Lunch and Dinner Saturday

  • Evening activities Saturday

  • Accommodation and breakfast not included


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General venue information


We've tried to keep the event as accessible as possible for everyone, but there are some class/session rooms which can only be accessed via stairs. If you have accessibility needs, please let us know so we can advise you of the venue and try to help where we can, and also try to allocate you a bedroom which can be accessed without stairs. 


Unfortunately, at this stage we are not able to confirm where each workshop will be located, or guarantee which session can only be accessed without stairs. Please call us if you have any questions and we will do our best to assist you.


All rooms are en-suite. There is a range of different styles of rooms in the hotel. Some are located in a annexe, a minute's walk from reception. We can't guarantee which type of room you will get. If you have accessibility needs, please contact us. 


We have some twin and triple bedrooms with a selection of bed combinations. If you are happy to share and save some pennies, post on the YCMI Facebook group to let people know that you are looking for a roomie. We will not assign room shares, this needs to be organised by you before you book your ticket.

Arrival and check-out

Check-in for residential delegates is from 14:00 Thursday 12th March. Check out is 11:00 on Sunday 15th March. Luggage can be stored in a locked room until 17:30 on Sunday, the end of the conference.

Conference registration

Conference registration is located in the hotel bar. It is open Thursday 17:00-19:00. If you arrive late and miss registration, it is open again Friday 08:30-09:00, as well as Saturday 08:30-09:00 for Saturday Taster Ticket delegates. 


Meals are included as per each ticket option, finishing with lunch on Sunday. Water will be served with dinner and lunch, and there is a cash bar available.



Leisure facilities, pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym, are included in the residential tickets only.

Pool opening hours: 7:00 - 20:00

Gym opening hours: 7:00 - 20:00

Booking terms and conditions
  • Full payment required at the time of booking. Payment in parts might be possible but would need to be arranged in advance of booking, and would incur a small added fee. Please call 01929 554 771 to discuss.

  • Tickets are non-refundable. The only reason for a refund would be the unlikely event of the organisers cancelling the event, or changing the date or location. Whilst very unlikely, tutors can fall sick or cancel, if this happens we would arrange an alternative - a ticket refund would not be offered in this instance.  We strongly suggest you have insurance in place to cover you for travel and other expenses, should you or we need to cancel.

  • Tickets can be transferred, or sold on, to another person.

  • Payment will be shown on your statement as "Metal Clay Ltd"

  • Metal Clay Ltd reserves the right to make alterations to the published programme if necessary.

  • These Terms & Conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.  For further information about your statutory rights contact Citizens Advice (, Which? (, or the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

  • Metal Clay Ltd will arrange for photographs and/or video footage to be taken at the event and used for promotional purposes.  This may include printed documents or media, editorial coverage, advertising press and use on the internet. If you don't want your image to be used in this manner you must notify us prior to the event.

  • We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event). Force Majeure includes, but is not limited to, act of God, war, insurrection, riot, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, theft of essential equipment, malicious damage, strike, lock out, weather, third party injunction, national defence requirements, actions taken by the police, acts or regulations of national or local governments. the non-availability of the venue or any other cause not within the control of the Organisers. Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event. We shall be under no obligation to refund ticket fees. We shall be under no liability to the ticket buyer in respect of any actions, claims, losses (including consequential losses), costs or expenses whatsoever which may be brought against or suffered or incurred by the ticket buyer, as the result of the happening of such an event. It is recommended that you take out appropriate insurance against cancellation.

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