LEARN-TO: Wax Carving Bombe Ring 26 JUNE - 10 JULY 2024

Date: Wednesday 26 June, 2024

Start Time: 6pm

End Time: 8:30pm

Venue: FORGE

Wednesday 26 June - Wednesday 10 July (3 week)

A three session course to carve your own unique Bombe Ring. Create your own bespoke version of this eternal classic, either for yourself or as a gift for somebody close to you. Learn the history of the Bombé ring from the Edwardian era to the present day and the  6500 year old technique of lost wax casting.

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.

The tutor will demonstrate the techniques for you to try and bring examples of wax-carved rings to the class for inspiration!

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

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

A wax model of your own unique bombe ring.

What will happen on the day?

Upon arrival you will have the chance to get to know your fellow makers. Then you will have the chance to find inspiration from the wide range of example bombe rings and the fascinating history of bombe rings. Your tutor will then demonstrate carving a bombe ring and guide you, step by step through the process of carving and embellishing your own Bombe ring. 

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: EASY

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?

- Pencil and paper 

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

- Money or card payment for optional casting of your ring

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?

The class is taught by Russell Lownsbrough FIPG, author of Waxcarving for Jewellery, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council member, award-winning master-craftsman and highly experienced jewellery tutor.

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.