MAKE-DAY: Carve & Cast a Ring
Carved by you, cast by us! Get creative by designing and carving your own ring, and we will cast it using the lost wax casting method.
Lost wax casting is a traditional jewellery making technique which has been around for centuries. In simple terms, it's a process where a plaster cast is made of your wax, the wax is melted out leaving a void which is filled with molten metal. Once cooled, the plaster is chipped away and the raw metal version of your wax is revealed! We'll then clean it up, polish it and return it to you!
It's simple to do and you'll be able to wear and show-off your creative talents to friends and family for years to come!
Price is per person.
What will I make?
You will design and carve a wax ring on the day. We will then cast and finish it for you to collect a few weeks later or we can post it to you.
What will happen on the day?
When you arrive you will be supplied with everything you need including pad, pencil, apron, tools and wax!
Your instructor will give you an overview of what to expect during your workshop and show you some example rings. You will decide which finger you'd like to wear the ring on, and we will size the wax to fit it. Then you will get started on designing and carving your ring!
All rings will be cast in silver but you can also choose to have your rings Yellow or Rose gold plated at an extra cost of £50 per ring.
We will end with a little glass of Prosecco or, non-alcoholic beverage if preferred to celebrate your creative achievements!
What skills do I need?
Difficulty Level: EASY
Don't worry if you don't have experience or feel you're not artistic or creative, you will be adopting some simple techniques which can be easily and freely applied, and you will be taken through the whole process step by step.
What should I bring?
- Reading glasses
- Money or card payment for optional gold plating and postage (if collecting finished rings isn't possible)
What should I wear?
Clothes: Casual and not too precious as they may get a bit dusty or damaged. Avoid long, loose fitting sleeves and anything that might catch or get caught whilst you are working.
Shoes: Casual flat shoes and no open toed sandals in case you drop a hammer or something hot onto them.
Hair: Tie long hair back.
Who is my instructor?
How do I get there?
See contact page for details on public transport and parking.