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(Wednesday Evenings) Lost Wax Casting

Instructor

Dallas Vinson

In-Person Only

Wednesdays
March 13 - May 8, 2024
6:00pm - 9:30pm EST

8 Weekly Classes

$339

Class Description

This is a LIVE, IN-PERSON event. Please plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes early to the class.


***Please Note: No Classes Week of March 30 - April 9***


Learn the basics with casting extraordinaire Dallas Vinson.  Lost wax casting is a fascinating and intricate art form that involves creating carved wax models and transforming them into sterling silver jewelry. In this class, participants will delve into the step-by-step process of lost wax casting, gaining hands-on experience in various aspects of the craft. The following key components will be covered in the class:

  1. Carved Wax Models: Participants will learn the art of creating intricately carved wax models. This involves sculpting and shaping the wax to bring their jewelry designs to life. Attention to detail and precision in carving are essential skills to master in this stage.

  2. Sterling Silver Jewelry Transformation: The carved wax models serve as the prototypes for the final sterling silver jewelry pieces. Participants will explore the methods and techniques involved in transforming their wax creations into durable and beautiful silver jewelry.

  3. Investment Mixing and Pouring: Understanding the composition and preparation of the investment material is crucial in the casting process. Participants will learn how to mix and pour investment, the substance that will encase the wax models and facilitate the casting of molten silver.

  4. Calculating Silver Quantity: An essential aspect of lost wax casting is determining the right amount of silver needed for the casting process. Participants will be guided on how to calculate the appropriate quantity of silver to ensure successful and precise castings.

  5. Kiln Usage: The class will cover the usage of a kiln, a crucial tool in the lost wax casting process. Participants will learn how to operate the kiln effectively to achieve the optimal temperature for melting and casting the silver.

  6. Burnout Process: The burnout process involves removing the wax from the investment mold before casting the silver. Participants will be instructed on the intricacies of the burnout process, ensuring a clean and successful casting.

By the end of the class, participants will have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to create unique sterling silver jewelry through the captivating art of Lost Wax Casting. This hands-on experience will not only enhance their understanding of the craft but also empower them to express their creativity in the world of jewelry making.

Prerequisite

No Prerequisites Needed

Materials, Supplies & Tools

Class Dates

March 13, 2024
March 20, 2024
March 27, 2024
April 3, 2024 (No Class)
April 10, 2024
April 17, 2024
April 24, 2024
May 1, 2024
May 8, 2024

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