Wax Carve Course with Optional Gemstone
Make your own ring or pendant & have it cast into sterling silver!
Check out these beautiful rings above that our students made in our last Wax Carving Course!
Our wax carving class is perfect place to start if you want to give wax carving a try or wish to refresh and develop your skills further!
We understand how daunting it is to start something new & how easy it is to lose it, if you don’t use it 😊 We pride ourselves on small intimate classes, this is so that;
1. You, our students feel comfortable in your new explorations
2. Our teachers can really get to know you and help and guide you through each class.
What is wax carving and how does it work?
For centuries, Jewellery artisans have been sculpting their own Jewellery designs from wax!
You start by thinking about what it is you would like to create, you can bring your ideas into your first class or even email them on beforehand to get some feedback before you come in! We would recommend having an idea in mind with some images or simple sketches to articulate your idea, as this will make the most out of your class time that you have with your experienced Tutor!
You have the option to design a ring or a pendant, with an added gemstone too! Once your design is clear, the Tutor will then show you, using different techniques, how to carve and file your design into the piece of wax. The wax is smoother and much nicer to work with rather than carving within the silver directly, this is why this technique is often used within the industry.
Once your finished carving your design, it's then ready to be cast!!
We then take your carving to professional casters who take a mold of your design. They then pour the silver into your mold to create your piece of Jewellery. The mold belongs to you and so if you like you can have as many pieces cast as you like in the future!
The finished touches
Once your piece has been returned, it will need to be polished, cleaned up and your gemstone added so it's ready to wear!
How long does the course run for?
We offer a 5 week course on Saturdays, 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Commencing on the 18th July, with the final class will concluding on 15th August 2020.
Why learn with Silver Works?
Unlike traditional institutions, our priority is to help you learn & develop a new skill, not profit.
This is why we offer only 8 places within our bespoke courses, so you get the most out of each class!
You will be taught by a highly experienced goldsmith/silversmith, working within the industry who has an abundance of Jewellery design experience.
What does the course cover?
You will learn all the basic skills needed for traditional wax carving techniques. On completion of this wax carving course, you will have;
Chosen your design
Learn & understand all the techniques necessary for carving in wax
Have your pieces sent off for casting.
Post casting preparation; ensuring your pieces are ready to wear!
We provide Tea & coffee and some chocolate ;)
All tools and equipment, materials (wax), drills & aprons are provided for the duration of the course.
How much we talking?
The cost of our bespoke 5-week intimate course is just €220.00
Please note, there is 2 small surcharges, separate from the cost of the course, one is for the cost of your silver, which is weighed on its return from casting. The second is for your casting, we send your wax carving to the casters, this won’t be any more than €25.
You also have the option of adding a gemstone to your design! If you don't have a gemstone there will a beautiful selection on offer to purchase in our studio.
Have a question or want to sign up?
If you're interested! Email us today at Info@silverworks.ie