The class will begin with a little tour of my cosy characterful studio, and a brief intro to lost wax casting. You will each be given two wax ring blanks of slightly different thicknesses. Together we will resize our rings to fit, after which you will have approximately an hour and a half to work on your own, forming and chiseling using carving tools, files, rasps, dental tools and traditional alcohol lamps. You will learn the fundamentals of one of the most flexible and transferrable processes used in commercial jewellery- wax carving can produce something very organic or ordered. You don't touch any metal with this sculptural technique, and the intimate class size of a maximum of 3 people means you will get lots of help If you finish your wax carving in time, it will be sent off to be cast in sterling silver - this will cost extra and is dependent on the weight of your ring. I will cut the sprue off, polish your piece and post it back to you afterwards. You are welcome to work on your own project if you prefer but it is not guaranteed you will finish it in time to cast.
Che cosa è incluso
Refreshments in caffeinated and non caffeinated form will be provided!
All tools and materials will be provided although the final casting will be at an additional cost at the end
Il tuo host
I am a metalsmith and jewellery artist working predominantly in silver, brass, copper, bronze and aluminium. For about 8 years now I have been the sole brain and pair of hands behind BMV Jewellery, whilst also working on larger exhibition pieces and private commissions. My own work is an ongoing study of traditional decorative and structural metalsmithing techniques found in ethnic and tribal jewellery which my workshops celebrate, sharing the skills I have accrued and introducing new hands to the pleasures of metalworking
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Dove ti troverai
We will be working from my private studio in the glorious seaside town of Margate. My space is in a small, friendly, not for profit collective of artist studios called Bon Volks, converted from an old printing press. We are right next to Dane Park and a 5 minute walk from the Old Town. There are lots of books and interesting things to peep in my studio should you need inspiration!
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Termini di cancellazione
È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto.
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Requisiti degli ospiti
Possono partecipare fino a 3 ospiti a partire dai 18 anni.
Make a silver ring using wax carving
A partire da $110 a persona
A partire da $110 a persona