Advanced Wax Working with a Focus on Stone Setting

There are many simple approaches to designing and working in wax, truthfully anyway can carve wax. However few can do it with precision and efficiency.  Challenge yourself to improve your skills in wax by tackling complex designs and patterns while incorporating stones as either a focus or access component. Lost wax casting is widely used for mass production and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. If you enjoy working in wax it is a marketable skill worth developing.  Nothing beats practice and having a good teacher to support and guide you over the hurdles. The final waxes produced in class will be sent out to a professional casting house and returned the final week for finishing. Basic wax working skill required. *Students enrolled in multiple week classes are eligible and encouraged to work outside of class on class projects during Practice Hours.

Prerequisites:
  • Basic wax working skill required
Materials Included:
  • -Carving and forming wax
    -The use of wax saw blades and carving tools
    -20 grams sterling silver for final castings
    -1oz Bronze for final casting
    -If students want to exceed the 20 gram sterling allotment, additional material cost will be calculated based on current metal prices at the time of class. The additional fee will be based on the combined weight of the final products as well as any additional flask fees incurred.
Students Must Bring:
  • -Stones to incorporate into projects (available in studio store)
Students May Bring:
  • -Project design ideas
    -Additional magnification (available in studio store)