MaxWax – Lost Wax Jewellery Making Technique - Feb 12 and 19
The Lost Wax jewellery making process is so fascinating and the possibilities are virtually limitless! In this course, you will have the opportunity to design and create your very own custom-made sterling silver ring by learning how to carve and manipulate wax. Your wax ring will then be cast into silver and just so you can fully understand this process, your instructor will teach you the theory of lost wax casting. Once your beautiful carving has turned from wax to silver you will learn how to sand, file and polish your masterpiece.
In addition to our regular wax carving technique, students will explore the magic of sculpting wax and polymer clay molds to create jewellery pieces through the lost wax casting method. With its soft and pliable nature, sculpting wax provides a forgiving alternative to the harder carving waxes often used for lost wax casting. You will be introduced to the ways in which sculpting wax can be folded and formed into organic shapes, as well as its possibilities for being textured in various ways. Seashells, buttons, coins, or textured templates are just a few options for objects that can be used to add texture to this playful and creative material!
This class is a two-day workshop. First Saturday students will learn the process of wax carving and next Saturday we will demonstrate the process of casting and we'll cast the rings in front of the students, after the rings are cast, students will finish their rings to take home.
With small class sizes and the program spread out over two classes, you will have the opportunity to have in-depth lessons and more one-on-one assistance.
All of the materials and equipment are provided for this class and no experience is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, your hair tied back and no scarves or loose clothing (such as long open sleeves that could pose a safety hazard)
Workshops will not run until sufficient enrolment has been met. We recommend students register at least 10 days before class start dates to avoid disappointment.
The more the merrier! Feel free to spread the word to friends and family as this helps ensure classes will fill to capacity.