MAKE-DAY: Wax Carving

Date: Wednesday 29 March, 2023

Start Time: 5.00PM

End Time: 8.30PM

Venue: FORGE

Create your own bespoke ring, in this short taster workshop using the ancient art of wax-carving and 6500 year old techniques. The class is taught by award-winning master-craftsman Russell Lownsbrough, and author of Wax Carving for Jewellery.  You really couldn’t be in better hands!

The first hour of the workshop is a book review and Q&A with Russell Lownsbrough & Danila Tarcinale co authors of - Wax Carving for Jewellers. Who better to quiz on the subject?! So, bring your questions and buy a signed copy of their book!

Price is per person.

What will I make?

Using the ancient technique of wax-carving you will create your own unique ring. During the class you will plan your ring, transfer the design to wax and carve it from jeweller's wax under expert guidance from one of the best wax-carvers in the industry.

What will happen on the day?

The tutor will demonstrate the techniques for you to try and bring examples of waxcarved rings to the class for inspiration.

At the end of the class, you may choose to have the ring cast in the metal of your choice. Your tutor will explain options available to you and the costs of each.

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: MIXED

This is a taster sessions and suits all levels.

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: N/A

Hair: N/A

Who is my instructor?

Russell Lownsbrough, author of Waxcarving for Jewellery, award-winning master-craftsman and highly experienced jewellery tutor.

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.