Advanced Jewellery Techniques: Water Casting in Silver
Water casting is achieved by pouring molten metal into cold water where it immediately solidifies into a random shape.
Please note, for this Class you will need to bring your own scrap Silver and you will need to be at an intermediate level in terms of Silversmithing experience. You need to have done Beginners Silver Jewellery and Soldering with us or equivalent elsewhere as you will be working with large Butane torches.
It can be used to great effect to create otherworldly forms, irregular shapes with interesting textures – quite unlike the shapes you are likely to create by traditional hand fabrication (from sheet or wire, etc).
To experiment with water casting and create jewellery from the pieces you make it is better for you to already have some experience in silver jewellery making and are competent with soldering and using hand tools found at the bench.
Water casting in itself is not difficult and is a great way to use your scrap.
It will take your skill and imagination to turn these pieces into stunning pieces of jewellery.
During the class you will learn about how best to melt your metal and pour it safely and have the opportunity to experiment with different pours.
Once you have some cast pieces, the tutor will guide you through drilling, soldering and finishing techniques to help you create unique pieces of jewellery.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you will need to bring your own pieces of scrap silver. However, for health and safety reasons please ensure you wear sturdy closed toe shoes to this class.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x