Beginners and Intermediate Wax Carving (2 Days)
Beginners & Intermediate
2 days over 2 consecutive weeks
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2- DAY CLASS AND TAKES PLACE OVER 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS!
Take a look above to see examples of what can be made on this class. These images are of students and tutors work.
Learn the age old technique of lost wax carving - a fascinating way of making silver and gold jewellery by carving jewellery out of wax, then getting a mould of the wax, melting the wax and pouring molten silver or gold in to make a solid silver version of your wax mould. This is a great class for anyone interested in making jewellery.
The course will cover the following:
Week 1 – Beginners Wax Carving (the students have to have completed a piece by end of day so it can be sent to the Casters)
Week 2 – Intermediate Wax Carving (the students will get their Cast piece back and will be shown how to take the sprue off before moving onto making an Intermediate level piece)
In the class, all students will learn to carve and shape the wax into different shapes and design whole pieces of jewellery in wax. Students will be able to make a number of designs throughout the course as well as learning the techniques.
Topics and areas usually covered in this class include:
- Designing for wax caving (Beginners and Intermediate level)
- Qualities and properties of different forms of wax
- Using wax carving tools to achieve your designs
- Making finished wax carved masters ready to cast
- How to cut off sprue and clean up castings
- Full information on how and where to get your wax pieces cast locally and affordably and much more...
PLEASE NOTE: AS THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE OVER 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS YOU WILL NOT ONLY CREATE PIECES IN WAX, ONE OF YOUR WAX CARVINGS WILL ALSO BE SENT OFF TO BE CAST INTO STERLING SILVER AND WILL BE READY IN TIME FOR YOUR SECOND CLASS A WEEK LATER WHERE YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO FINISH OFF YOUR CASTINGS .
The course price includes 1 x casting in sterling silver!
You will leave at the end of the course with at least 1 finished piece of jewellery plus multiple other wax pieces and we will give you full information of places that you can take them to to have them cast into gold or silver.
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 7.
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.
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