Laila Bakker is an award winning artist and teacher working in metal clay. She has been working with metal clay since 2005 and teaching it since 2006. She holds the Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 Certification and the EU Higher Diploma. Her work has been published in several magazines and books. Laila Bakker’s goal is to keep exploring the possibilities of this magnificent medium and create beautiful pieces for herself and others.


Education and Certification

Art Clay Silver Instructor course Level I, Nanny Koster, The Netherlands, 2006
Art Clay Silver Instructor course level II, Nancy Roeters, The Netherlands, 2007
Art Clay Silver Instructor Supplement Gold, Misuzu Aisaka, The Netherlands, 2008
Master Class, Gordon Uyehara, The Netherlands, 2009
Metal Clay Masters Registry I, 2010
Master Class, Hadar Jacobson, The Netherlands, 2010
Master Class, Ryota Mitsuhashi, Art Clay World UK Conference Prague, 2011
Art Clay EU Higher Diploma, The Netherlands, 2013


Award of Excellence Category Accessories Silver Accessories Contest, Japan, 2009
Award of Encouragement, Prague, 2011
Award for Selected Work, Art Clay Silver Pearl Jewelry Design Contest, Japan, 2012


Contributing tutorial in Art Clay Silver Special Magazine, Mijn Creatieve Hobby, The Netherlands, 2010
Contributing Artist, Patterns of Color in Metal Clay, Hadar Jacobson, USA, 2011
Contributing Artist, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings by Hatti Sanderson, Brynmorgen
Press, USA, 2012