MAKE-DAY: Wax Carving Taster WED 20 MAR
Date: Wednesday 20 March, 2024
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 8:30pm
Discover the ancient art of wax carving. It's like sculpture for jewellery, a method of creating forms difficult to produce in any other way. Learn about the different waxes used in the jewellery industry, the tools used to work it and the 6500 year old technique of lost wax casting.
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What will I make?
You will make a wax carving of your own unique piece of jewellery.
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 jewellery and the fascinating history wax-carving. Your tutor will then demonstrate carving and guide you, step by step through the process of carving and embellishing your own piece.
Select from a choice of projects designed to enable the novice to gain experience and competence. You will create your own unique variation of the projects. During the class you will learn how to 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 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?
- Pen and Paper
- Reading glasses (if you need them!)
- Money or card payment for optional casting of your jewellery in the metal of your choice and posting (if collecting 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 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.