Casting Silver Rings (May 20, 2017)

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Mass Collective

364 Nelson Street SW

Basement Workshop

Atlanta, GA 30313

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Instructor: Kenneth Spivey

Summary: Attendees will design a ring, and then make a mold so that it can be cast in silver.

Description: Students will design a ring, and carve the design out of jewler's wax. A mold will be made of the wax using delft clay so that it can be cast. The silver will be heated up to melting temperature then poured into molds containing negatives of what was to be cast. Students will then proceed with the cleaning and the polishing of their piece. No previous knowledge is necessary to take this class.

Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:

ceramic crucibles

sterling silver


delft clay mold

map gas

polishing wheel

polishing compound

sand paper

belt sander

About the Instructor:

Working with metal since he was a teen, Kennen has turned his love of creation into something he can share with the world. Creating collections of jewelry, knives, keychains, furniture and a large assortment of projects and customed commission pieces Kennen continues to grow and expand his portfolio trying new things and pushing himself to new levels. Kennen studied art at the University of Montevallo where he received his BS in studio art and MA in art education. He is currently continuing his education and pursuing an MFA at SCAD in Atlanta. He has been working with metal for 13 years and forging for the past 10. He currently teaches all over the southeast, and runs his own design firm KRS3-Designs. See more of his work by clicking this link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the dress code?

A: Closed toed shoes, as well as long cotton pants and shirts are a must. For your own safety, no syntehtic fabrics please. Gloves and eye protection will be provided.

Q: When do ticket sales end?

A: Ticket sales end two days before the event begins.

Q: How many people can sign up?

A: Each class has a maximum of 8 people.

Q: Is there an age requirement?

A: Students must be above the age of 11, Students under 18 will either need to be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian or will require additional permission paperwork.

Q: Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A: If you have any questions or concerns, email us at education@masscollective.org

Q: Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

A: Yes, please notify us before ticket sales end about any transfer of purchase.

Q: What is the refund policy?

A: We will refund any ticket requested for any reason up to a week before the course runs, after that point we can only give credit to a future course. If the class cannot run as scheduled, for whatever reason, purchaser will have the option of a full refund or credit towards the makeup course.

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