Intro to Wax Carving for Casting Jewelry
Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students!
This intensive one day class will lead you through all of the steps to create lost wax castings. Students will learn the techniques behind taking a block of wax and transforming it into jewelry.
A variety of tools will be used, from saws and files, to fine sanding, to smooth down the pieces in preparation for the casting process.
By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry I, students will create a wax casting of a piece of jewelry, ready to be cast.
Jewelry I at Artisans Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age.
Wax, sawblades, sandpaper and various waxes to work with. Cost of materials is $35, separate from the registration cost of the class.
What to Bring:
Sketched ideas, and the tools from Jewelry I, and the $35 materials fee in cash or check made out to the instructor. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.
Corkie Hobbie has a BFA in Jewelry from Pratt Institute, and worked as a studio assistant for most of her time there. She has been working with metals and creating jewelry since she was fourteen. Currently she creates work out of a studio in her home in Cambridge. She is also passionate about knitting.
This one-day workshop will run Saturday, March 22nd, 10:00am - 5:00pm.
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.