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Eran Naylor

Part 2: Wax Casting and Carving Course. 2 Evenings. Thurs 8th- Thurs 15th Nov 6.30-9pm

$210.00

Eran Naylor

Part 2: Wax Casting and Carving Course. 2 Evenings. Thurs 8th- Thurs 15th Nov 6.30-9pm

$210.00

Using the ancient method of lost wax casting, in this two-class course you will learn to carve wax rings, embellish them and have them cast as well as master finishing and polishing techniques. The aim of this course is for you to come away with at least one finished ring, and either a finished second ring or one that you can finish at home.

 In the next two classes, you will concentrate on your own designs and creations. The first section will help you with inspiration for the second as you start to get a feel and idea of what can be done with wax. We will using a variety of different waxes from which you can carry on making rings or make pendants and earrings.

Studio Kingfisher will provide all materials needed, as well as list of where you can purchase this equipment for home use. You will take your pieces to an external casting house, this encourage you to build relationships (though we can take it for you). You will need to pay for all castings plus GST. We only cast in sterling silver on this course to keep your costs down.

This course can hold up to eight students which will mean that you get enough personal attention from the teacher. You need to be over sixteen (16) to attend this class, have good eyesight, or bring glasses with you and have fairly steady hands. You need to have hair tied back, wear sensible clothing and bring an apron as you may get covered in a fair amount of wax shavings. You do not need to have any previous jewellery making experience - this course is suitable for complete beginners.

We will offer a follow on two week course later in the year for the students of this course where you can use different wax forms for other style rings or other items of jewellery.