LEARNING WAX CARVING
This course will give you an introduction into wax carving for jewellery.
You will learn how to make one wax piece.
We will start from exploring different types of waxes which are suitable for the lost wax casting process as well as handling a variety of wax carving tools.
Depending on your design ideas, you will start out your piece using a wax block, tube, sheet or wire. You will also be encouraged to mix different waxes together and create interesting textures.
This course will cover all aspects of preparing wax pieces for casting.
After the first day of the course, you will take your wax piece to a casting company to have it cast in the metal of your choice.
On the second day of the course, you will be shown how to finish your piece.
The course is for jewellery makers of all levels who want to develop or enrich their skillset in wax carving and modelling.
At the end of this creative workshop, you will not only go home with your piece by you but also with the skills and knowledge to create more pieces for yourself, to give as gifts or even sell in your own business.
In this course you’ll learn:
- Tools and materials required for wax carving.
- Information on how to continue your journey
- How to take care of your pieces
- Health & Safety
- Tips and tricks
Please bring an apron to protect your clothes
This workshop is limited to one person, it runs for six hours (2 sessions: 4h+2h) and it takes place in Francesca’s studio at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London..
Materials are included in the workshop fee, except for the casting costs.