LEARN-TO Stone Set in Wax 17 JUNE

Date: Monday 17 June, 2024

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 4pm

Venue: FORGE

In this course, you will delve into the art of casting with stones embedded in wax. Explore the selection of stones and waxes suitable for this technique and various engaging setting styles including flush, grain and bezel.

You will receive a wax pen as part of this course, which you can take home to carry on practicing this exciting technique.

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

During this course, you will carve in wax different projects such as a ring or a pendant with a straightforward design, incorporating stones using various setting techniques such as flush, grain and bezel.

What will happen on the day?

You will start the day by getting to know your fellow makers and looking at examples of what you will be making. You will be supplied with everything you need including pad, pencil, apron, wax, stones and tools.

To begin the day there will be a presentation covering the fundamental principles of setting stones in wax, complemented by a series of live demonstrations. You may choose to bring along your own project, or carve a simple ring or pendant, followed by the application of the flush setting technique and grain setting.

You will then employ wax wire to craft bezel settings that you will attach into carved projects, learning how to solder wax elements together and how to create exciting textures to embellish your settings.

Following this, you will receive guidance on connecting with casting companies to cast your wax project/s into the metal of your choice. 

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: MEDIUM

No previous experience needed, just a steady hand, a little patience and willingness to give it a go! Don't worry if you feel you're not artistic or creative, you will be taken through the whole process step by step.

What should I bring?

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

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 on them!

Hair: Tie long hair back.

Who is my instructor?

Aurelie Dellasanta

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.