5 Week Wax Carving Course

Make your own ring or pendant & have it cast into sterling silver!

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 you feel comfortable in your new explorations.

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. 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 you’re finished carving your design, it’s then ready to be cast!!

Casting

We then take your carving to professional casters who take a mould of your design. They then pour the silver into your mold to create your piece of Jewellery. 

Finishing 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!

Duration of Course

We offer a 5 week course, please see below for the next available course.

Why Silver Works

Unlike traditional institutions, our priority is to help you learn & develop a new skill, not profit.

This is why we offer only 6 places within our bespoke courses, so you get the most out of each class!

You will be taught by highly experienced goldsmiths, working within the industry who has an abundance of Jewellery design experience.

What’s Included

We provide Tea & coffee and some chocolate ????

All tools and equipment, materials (wax), drills & aprons are provided for the duration of the course.

The silver needed to make your piece is extra, this depends on what you decide to make but is generally €15-€50.

Health and Safety

We ask that you wear closed shoes. You will be provided with aprons to keep your clothes clean. We have halved our class capacity to ensure the safety and well being of our staff and students during the current situation we find ourselves in. We ask that all students and teachers wear visors or masks during our class, as an added precaution, to keep each other safe. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you. Each of our studios have been fitted with perspex dividers. We have installed sanitation stations for you to use on entering and exiting our premises. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch with us today at info@silverworks.ie

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