WORKSHOPS

LOST WAX CASTING

Make an heirloom piece your own by imprinting a keepsake item, creating a unique form or setting a gemstone – perhaps a loose gem or an inherited beauty stuck in an ugly setting?

In this two-part masterclass located in the heart of Brunswick, you will design and create a simple ring or pendant learning the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Guided sessions with multiple demonstrations throughout, will help you bring your designs to life.

During the first session, we will make our ring/pendant model and try out various wax carving techniques: creating form and texture through building up, carving, sawing, filing, piercing, and sizing your ring/pendant, and then preparing it for casting. You can design, experiment, play, and create with the wax until you get your piece just right. After the first class your finished wax will then be taken off-site and cast into sterling silver.

In the second session we will learn how to properly clean and polish your casting, from removing the sprue to filing, to sanding and finishing. Best of all, this workshop will set you up with the skills to continue this process of making at home!

*Cost includes access to basic materials, tools, and your own sterling silver ring/pendant. Please note, complex and bulky designs may incur an extra fee if more than 15grams in weight.

**Options are available to gold-plate your finished castings/source and set-stones.

This is calculated on an individual basis and can be discussed with me once you have enrolled.

***Full amount payable upon booking to secure your place. .

 

Session 1

9am – 12pm Morning Group

2pm – 5pm   Afternoon Group

Session 2

9am – 12pm Morning Group

2pm – 5pm  Afternoon Group

 

Address:

To be confirmed

Tea, coffee, and homemade biscuits will be provided.

Once your enrollment is confirmed, you will be emailed out an inspiration kit to help you tease out what kind of design you would like to create.