Online - Getting Started with Wax Carving Course
This is a series of 4 x sessions - held online using Zoom.
Detailed instruction pdfs will be e-mailed each week in advance, the session will be live, to work along together, give live demonstrations, discussion and to help each student with any queries.
Develop your jewellery making skills in this online course. Carving in wax is a great way to create more three dimensional, sculptural forms for jewellery making. Wax models can be cast directly into metal as one off or multiples.
DATE - Thursday evenings 6.15pm - 8.45pm
4 weeks; - January 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
This course runs over four weekly sessions and allows students to complete the wax carving process for lost wax jewellery casting from start to finish - learning how to start to carve or model shapes in the first session and then to work with to finish the cast silver piece ready for wearing during the second session.
We will work through at least two separate projects and participants will learn; -
- How to plan out and start to think about shapes for carving, .
- How to work with cold working tools
- How to work with hot wax working tools
- How to polish and finish the wax ready for casting
- What to do with the cast metal to get it ready to wear
- We will also discuss mould making and other casting options that are available.
Participants will make one finished piece (for example, a ring) cast and finished in silver, and a series of test pieces and waxes that may be continued or cast at a later date.
Great for anyone who has already tried silver jewellery making, and would like to experiment with a different way of working, or for those with no jewellery experience at all yet.
Class held ONLINE using ZOOM - participants will need a device with a working microphone, so they can join into the class, and ideally also a camera facility.
Can also be arranged as in person tuition to suit you at my Camden studio, as private 1-1 tuition, or if you have a group of friends that would like to come together!
Tools and materials students will need for the course will be detailed upon booking, but include; -
- Jewellers Saw
- Bench peg
- Twisted saw blades
- Double ended wax file
- Scalpel / craft knife
- Tealight candle
- Sanding paper
- Selection of jewellers' carving waxes
A kit of consumables (waxes, sandpapers, saw blades) is available to purchase