This is the commonest method Jewellers use for producing cast jewellery.
Students wil cast a small item of jewellery in silver. If time available it will be cleaned and buffed.
This course stands independently as an introduction to the craft of Lost wax casting using the Block investment technique.
Previous knowledge and experience of casting is useful but not essential to enrol on this course.
Session 1 9.00am to 12.30pm
Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30
Session 2 1.30pm to 3.00 to 3.30pm (approx)
Course Content (For Sessions 1 & 2)
Students will also be able to purchase moulding items from our foundry store. If you require any products please let us know in advance so that we can ensure that they are ready for collection.
Tea /Coffee will be provided. (Please bring your own packed lunch)
Clothing / Footwear
You will need to be appropriately dressed for a workshop environment. Natural fabric is best.
You should wear tough leather shoes or boots preferably with steel toe caps.
Feel free to bring note book, pencil, camera if you wish to document the day’s activities. A memory stick is useful to make copies of some larger documents. The workshop is unheated so please wear suitable clothing.
We understand you are interested in further developing your casting skills so it may be useful to bring along drawings, photographs and or parts so that we can look at and discuss possible ways of achieving your goals
N.B. We will not be able to cast these components on the day.