Casting Techniques for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Thu-Fri).
– On this 2 day course we introduce a range of home-studio casting techniques for creating jewellery and other small accessories.
You will have the opportunity to experiment with cuttlefish, delft sand and plywood mould making. Pewter, a low-melt metal, will be used for casting into the moulds, and we will also look at ways to incorporate other materials into the cast. You can also include materials like glass, wood, plastic or stone in your cast. We will also discuss the wider applications of studio casting for developing multiple casts using the lost wax process.
If you wish, once you have successfully made a cast in pewter you can also use silver. Ask for more advice if you would like to try to make your final piece in silver.
It is anticipated that you will produce a range of progressive test pieces that could form the basis of a charm necklace or bracelet.
Techniques include: Cuttlefish casting, delft sand casting, acrylic / ply method of casting, silicon mould making working with resistant materials to make prototypes for mould making.
More info will be provided at the time of booking your place.
Concessionary Rates for Southwark Residents apply because of support from Southwark Council.
This fee includes all non-precious materials for your use. Refreshments provided.
Max student numbers: 10
Course Dates: Thu 6 – Fri 7 July 2017
Class Times: 10.00am – 3pm
Standard full fee £190
Standard Concessionary fee £175
**Southwark Once £40
**Southwark Once concession FREE*
* A refundable deposit of £10 is required to book your place.
Please check your eligibility before choosing the concessionary option
Preference will be given to residents of SE5 and Southwark