Session B – Saturday June 14th, 2014
Lost Wax Casting Ring Making Workshop
Hi Octane Industries is going to be offering this workshop regularly once a month or more if needed.
Lost Wax Casting
Why learn how to lost wax cast? This ancient technique has been used for centuries and we think it should be kept alive, and we want to share the process with you.
In this fast moving fun & creative 1-day workshop, students will get hands on experience carving a wax model. You will learn how to use an electric wax pen, carve, file, and polish wax models. How to invest and cast your work. We will then cast your model in Sterling Silver, and then how to polish your finished castings will also be covered. This is a great opportunity to learn all you need to know to make jewelry using the lost wax casting process, from start to finish.
In the first half of the day, students will learn how to design and carve a wax model or modify one of our wax models. All specific hand tools for wax carving are provided. Once this wax model is completed, it is invested in a casting flask, and prepared for casting. We will have a light lunch and creative process talk during lunch. While our flasks are burning out in the kiln.
After lunch and our flasks have been burned out the a kiln, all the wax models are individually centrifugally cast with the instructors help, in your choice of Sterling Silver or White Bronze. The newly cast models are cleaned, finished, polished and patina-ed if you desire.
Students will leave the workshop with a metal original. You will have a choice of white bronze or gold bronze or sterling silver , carving wax, and tools, are available for purchase in the studio. All hand tools, casting, and mold making equipment are available in the studio for use by the participants.
WORKSHOP FEE: $175