Metal + Glass 4-week course Starts up December 3rd OR January 7th and runs – 8 evenings. Monday & Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm $285/pp Note: December’s Metal + Glass runs Monday + Wednesday and Thursday, December 6th and 20th.
evening #1: First evening: working with copper: safety, drilling, sawing. Adding textures.
evening #2: Making a ring band out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)
evening #3: Working with wax create a small piece w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling silver.
evening #4: Finishing wax projects, invest models for casting in metal. Waxes for metal casting are weighed and calculated (*sterling runs $2.50/grm. Lab fee includes 20grams of sterling silver casting grain). Lo-tech casting with Cuttlefish bone.
evening #5: Cast molds in sterling silver!
evening #6: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.
evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enameled glass piece.
evening #8: Finish up projects
No experience necessary!
Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied*. A list of local suppliers is included. Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s
Approx 4×5” piece of copper sheet, 2’ copper wire, sterling silver for 1 ring band, fine silver bezel wire to set 1 cabochon cut stone. Glass is included for casting/flame-working (whatever method is covered), silver solder to complete class projects, wax, 10 grams of sterling silver for casting (either cuttlefish or lost wax), powdered vitreous enamel, 1 doz saw blades, 1 1mm drill bit, 1 half face particulate respirator, nitrile gloves, refractory materials for casting moulds. Students are encouraged to supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc.
Additional materials not included: cabochon cut stone(s), extra sterling silver grain for lost wax castings, sterling silver sheet/plate for setting stones on/constructing other pieces. Sterling silver casting grain may be purchased at $2.50gram.