Stone Setting in Wax (ADVANCED)
Further develop your skills in wax carving using the age old technique of lost wax carving with this new class designed to teach you how to incorporate stone settings into your wax carvings.
Over the course of the day, you will learn how to carve a basic stone setting and seat out of wax using various carving tools to accommodate different sizes and shapes of stones.
PLEASE NOTE: As this is an advanced level course, you will need to have attended BOTH the Beginners Wax Carving AND Intermediate Wax Carving plus some projects on your own before enrolling on this course.
In this 1-day class, all students will learn to carve and shape the wax to create a basic stone setting in wax. Students will be able to create a simple rub over setting for a round or oval cabochon, OR, 2 or more partially finished settings to be finished at home. You may wish to complete this course again and focus on more advanced settings such as a wax carved claw setting once you have mastered a basic rub over setting.
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.
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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