PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2- DAY CLASS AND TAKES PLACE OVER 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS
Wax carving is a fantastic skill for jewellers to have to make more organic jewellery.
The process of wax carving jewellery starts with the wax piece being made. This is taken to a caster where a mould is made, melting the wax and pouring molten silver or gold in to make a solid metalversion of your wax jewellery.
The course will cover the following:
Week 1 – Beginners Wax Carving (you will complete a piece in wax during this class and we will send this to be cast in metal by week 2)
Week 2 – Intermediate Wax Carving (you will get your cast piece back and will be shown how to take the sprue off and polish your jewellery 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 affordablyand much more...
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. Your tutor will give you full information about casting companies that you can use to have your wax cast into gold or silver.
Note: these can be posted so don't worry if you're not based in London.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided.
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.