This exciting course will introduce you to the wax carving and silver casting technique to create original designs. You will begin the process by carving wax into a piece of jewellery to your design, such as a pendant or ring. Once carving is completed the wax will be cast into silver in our workshop.
The casting process is know as Delft Casting where the wax jewellery piece is pressed into sand to create an impression. Molten silver is poured into the impression and once cooled a silver piece is removed from the sand and is ready to be finished and polished.
This casting process is ideal for casting very detailed jewellery pieces and in addition to using a wax jewellery piece you can use a number of found objects to cast including metal objects, small sea shells, bones, small plastic object, buttons, sweets etc.
Throughout this course you will have many opportunities to experiment with molten metal not only in the casting process but by melting metal and sculpting it into shapes. This is an exciting process that produces excellent results.
You will learn:
Materials: the wax is include in the course fee however the silver is not included. You can either buy silver from us or bring your own.
Optional: You can bring a few small objects no larger than 3cm to cast.
£450 (plus materials)
10:00am - 4:00pm
Course Completion Certificate