Stone Setting in Wax
Develop your skills in wax carving with this new class designed to teach you how to incorporate stone settings into your wax carvings. You will need to have attended Beginners wax carving before enrolling on this course.
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 creating 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. A great class for anyone interested in making jewellery.
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:
- Qualities and properties of different forms of wax
- Using wax carving tools to achieve your designs
- How to carve recesses for different sizes and shapes of stone
- Making finished wax carved masters ready to cast
- Full information on how and where to get your wax pieces cast locally and affordably and much more...
PLEASE NOTE: AS THIS IS A ONE DAY COURSE WE WILL ONLY BE WORKING IN WAX AS WE WILL NOT HAVE TIME TO SEND THE PIECE OFF TO BE CAST INTO METAL
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.
What some of our students have said about this class
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