The origins of lost wax casting are deeply rooted in the history of jewellery, with evidence to suggest this technique was being used to create decorative pieces as far back as 3700 BC.
Wax carving is a key skill for a jeweller. Enabling us to create details that would be much more challenging if working into the metal directly, as wax can be added and removed accordingly to hand sculpt 3D models a layer at a time. A mould of the wax model is made and then the molten metal is poured into the mould, casting it in it's metallic form.
On this one day course, we will work on carving either a ring or a pendant design that you will have prepared beforehand. A brief introduction to the technique will be given in order to maximise on your making time. All tools and materials will be supplied, as well as tea, coffee and water. Lunch will not be provided, but you will have an hour break to discover the many great eateries nearby.
Your finished wax master will then be sent for casting. The price includes the cost of a sterling silver casting up to 4 grams in weight. If your design is heavier or you wish to have your design cast in gold or gold plated, this comes at an extra charge to be calculated at the time.
3 weeks later you will receive your finished piece either via post or collection from the shop.
This is a really fun way to learn a new skill, meet new people and walk away with your own beautiful piece of hand carved jewellery!
Time & Date - 25/02/24 10am -5pm
Location - 25 The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1RL
Price £200.00 (gold castings and gold plating available at an extra cost)
There are 6 places per class.
If you are buying this class as a gift, email me at time of purchasing and i will send you a physical gift card
If you have any more queries about the classes please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax Duty: This price does not include tax duty.