Wax Carving can add another dimension to your jewellery making skills. Wax models are used to cast suitable designs in to metal for jewellery making, using the lost wax casting process
This introductory course will give you an insight into how to approach the medium through a series of demonstrations followed by individual practice.
The cast itself will not be done on this course. Should you wish, this can be done off premises using a caster of your choice
You will learn about the different kinds of wax available and given an introduction to suitable tools. You will receive advice as to how to prepare a finished article to take to a caster. You should manage to prepare one or two different items within the day
Introduction to materials and tools will be taught as a group. Thereafter, students will receive individual advice for specific items
We will supply tools and a wax “selection pack”. This will contain some different waxes for you to experience. However, if you have specific dimensions that you wish to work to, you will need to supply this yourself
If you have any needle rasps, rasps, coarse files or engraving/lino cutting tools they will be very useful to bring
Come with one or two ideas, either in a sketchbook or a model, and be prepared to adapt your ideas to the medium.
Please bring suitable clothing and closed footwear for Health & Safety reasons
I loved the wax carving course – the process is fun, you can create pretty much anything you want – from organic shapes to precise geometric pieces. All within a limited timeframe, to take your finished piece home at the end of the day!
This is the very first time I try to make jewellery and I didn’t expect it to be so rewarding and theraputic as well. What an amazing experience (away from the computer). Learning new skills is so refreshing! Thanks. This is just the start for me!!
I really enjoyed the day, the powerpoint presentation really explained the process and was easy to understand. Everyone could work at their own pace & level & the day was good fun. Thanks