Wax carving is a really interesting and effective method of making silver jewellery. The process involves carving a piece of wax into the shape you want. This is sent to a professional casters and comes back as silver copy of the shape you carved, ready for you to sand and polish. Very intricate pieces can easily and quickly be made using this technique and you can use this technique at home with minimal tools.
During the course you will learn how to carve wax into the shape of your desired piece and how to finish the cast silver. You will make a piece such as a ring or pendant using this technique which will be cast in silver and returned the following week for finishing.
Wax carving is an intricate, interesting method of developing your design ideas into reality. Wax carving is often used by, for example, our diploma students. Visit our student page to see examples of how our students have adapted wax carving to their final collections.
The course fee includes all materials except for your castings. The cost of the castings will vary depending on the weight and silver price but a simple ring would cost about £15.
Waxes carved during the course are sent to a professional caster; on occasion, waxes can get damaged, lost, or not returned on time.
Those with no previous experience and a great taster for those taking their first steps into a creative field.
£245 (includes wax)
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (5 evenings)
Course completion certificate on request