Lost wax casting course- sculpt wax, make moulds, cast your objects in Sterling silver*
4 weeks Monday & Wednesday evenings starting May 1st runs to May 31st (except week of May 21st) 6:30-9:30pm $550pp No experience necessary! 6 student max.
In this course students carve/sculpt jeweller’s wax making a ring or a pendant that will be cast in Sterling silver using the Vacuum casting process. Burn out casting will be discussed, and low-tech casting methods will be discussed and demonstrated*.
Students will learn how to make moulds for wax injection/production work. Casting stones in place, such as: diamonds, sapphires, meteorites and certain lab grown stones will be discussed/demonstrated.
The first evening starts with an introduction to various jeweller’s wax, carving tools, subtractive and additive sculpting. Students then discuss their design ideas and begin to carve/sculpt their pieces to be cast.
The second evening demonstrates how to cast organic materials; bone, shell, and wood
Each evening covers a different part of the Lost Wax process into finishing work to a high polish or brushed finish as well as working with patinas.
Various wax for carving and sculpting
Silicone kits for mould making
spiral saw blades
2 ounces of Sterling silver
Cuttlefish bone to try lo-tech casting
List of local suppliers and course handbook
*students wishing to cast in gold will be given supplier information.