Casting with Sand & Cuttlefish

1 FULL DAY

OUTLINE

This exciting course will introduce you to the experimental silver casting technique which you will use to create original designs. You will begin a casting process known as a Delft Casting where an object is pressed into sand to create an impression. Molten silver is poured into the impression and, once cooled, a silver piece is removed from the sand and is ready to be finished and polished. The casting process is ideal for creating very detailed jewellery pieces and, in addition to using a wax jewellery piece, you can use a number of found objects to cast. These include metal objects, small sea shells, bones, small plastic objects, buttons, sweets, etc. In addition to this technique, you will experiment with cuttlefish casting where a shape is carved in the caucus of the fish and molten metal is poured. The results are beautiful and unexpected.

PRICE:

£150 (includes all materials)

CLASS TIMES:

10:00AM - 4:00PM

QUALIFICATION:

Course completion certificate on request

TUTOR:

Linda Robertson

YOU WILL LEARN
  • how to cast with molten metal
  • how to into sand and cuttlefishsh
YOU WILL MAKE
  • samples pieces that can be turned into jewellery
SUITABLE FOR

Those with previous experience in working with metal.

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