• sterling silver – cast ring

Hone your skills : Casting (1 day)

This workshop introduces lost wax casting – a production method (usually done by specialist casting companies) which allows you to manufacture jewellery pieces economically or make forms that are difficult to fabricate.

In the workshop, students will learn how to get started in the process and prepare wax works to be sent off for casting (no actual casting is done in the workshop).

The following will be covered:

– introducing lost wax casting
– working with wax – overview
– materials and applications
– tools and equipment
– carving techniques and styles
– preparing a piece to be sent off
– working with casting companies
– calculating weights and costs
– finishing the piece when it’s returned
– overcoming problems + more
Note: Students will arrange the casting of their waxes through their choice of caster.

DETAILS:

10.00am–5.00pm, Saturday 11 May 2013
$250 (materials additional. Lunch included)

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