Carving and Casting Wax to Silver
Lost Wax Casting: Carving and Casting Wax to Silver and Bronze.
Carving and Casting Wax to Silver and Bronze!
Class schedule 4 dates: October 30th, November 6th, 13th and 20th; 6pm-9:30PM each class night.
During this once a week class, you will learn the ancient process of lost wax casting jewelry and small sculpture! Experimenting with different types of hard and soft wax block and wire, you will carve, shape and mold a piece of art.
During the first day of class you will learn how to use a variety of wax carving, shaping and melting tools to create a piece of jewelry or small sculpture. This wax will be finished prepared for casting by the third class.
Your wax creation will be invested and burnt out in a kiln overnight. On the last day of class you will melt and pour molten metal to cast your piece. After learning how to clean and desprue your work, finishing techniques will be taught using the jewelry tools in the studio. All tools and materials are provided in the studio.
Extra metal will be available for purchase if your piece will cast at more than a half ounce of silver. Bronze is also available to cast larger pieces. No jewelry experience required.
Minimum of 3 students and maximum of 6 students. $25 material and studio fee paid to instructor due at beginning of class. This material and studio fee is for consumables like, wax, investment and gas. After taking this class or if you have similar casting experience, you will be able to use the studio during open casting hours.
- Class Coordinator