August 25 - September 29, 2020 (6 weeks)
6:00 - 8:30 pm PDT
Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
Beginning to Intermediate Level
10 student capacity
Purchase Class – $270
Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 30 minutes prior to class.
Click on the SUPPLY LIST tab to view the class supply list. It will contain links to buy the supplies you need.
In this 6 week live online workshop, you will learn the fundamentals and some useful tricks for designing and creating wax models for lost wax casting for the comfort of your own home! The ancient technique of lost wax casting is used to create unique jewelry pieces, is widely used for mass-producing jewelry and jewelry components.
Students will be introduced to the casting process and explore a variety of wax types and techniques in order to understand how to prepare ideal waxes for casting. Projects will include pendants, rings, and charms. Demos and discussions will also touch on ways of creating stone settings in wax and having molds made for multiple castings.
At the end of the class, students have the option to:
- Send finished waxes to us for casting in sterling or bronze. This has an additional casting and shipping fee. Students may send their waxes that translate in metal up to approximately 1oz each in sterling and bronze.
- Cast it yourself if you have the equipment.
- Send out to a casting business of your choosing.
Intro jewelry skills are helpful. Returning students are welcome.
Desired previous skills:
Basic jewelry skills, saw, file, solder, and finishing.
Topics will cover the types and use of tools and equipment to carve waxes to create successful models for casting, waxes and properties, design elements that relate to better cast objects, and how to work with the jewelry industry will also be discussed. The primary focus will be on creating original models.
Participants will need a Computer/laptop/phone/iPad and Zoom app for conference video.