Casting Classes

Casting is an amazing and ancient way to create jewellery!

An excellent technique for absolute beginners to achieve fun results; more advanced students can develop and refine their skills to reach amazing levels of detail and complex designs.

We have several options for learning:

The 4 week Lost Wax classes that run as evening classes from 5.30-8pm, or as a weekend workshop taught over two Saturday mornings.

Low tech casting is taught as a weekend workshop where students can learn casting techniques that happen right in the studio.

Sand Casting Weekend

A fabulous introduction to the exciting art of low tech metal casting taught over a weekend. Students are shown how to create a ring or other object in jeweller's wax, make a mold in casting sand, then melt and pour molten silver or copper to make a wearable piece! This is an artisan technique that has been used by jewellers for thousands of years.

Beginners and more advanced students welcome.

Next workshop dates TBC

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casting class dates open up.

Course fees include all consumables and resources but exclude metals.

Lost Wax Casting Workshop

2 Saturdays

A fantastic course that's full of fun and inspiration!

The first Saturday is spent carving into hard jewellers wax, students can make several pieces and choose to send one or all away to be cast.
The next Saturday your pieces are back in metal ready to be cleaned up, sanded, polished , cut or drilled into wearable jewellery.

Course costs include basic materials for the process, but do not include the eventual metal costs for the pieces you choose to cast. As this is subject to each students' choice of size and type of metal, we leave this up to you to decide. Castings may cost between $5 and $40 depending on whether you cast in Silver or Bronze. Casting in Bronze or Brass will be much cheaper.

Next workshop: TBC

Check out our Lost Wax Distance Class!

Pop Rocks

Ceramic Jewellery Workshop

Join guest tutor Tatyanna Meharry and Workspace founder Annie Collins for this amazing exploration of ceramic jewellery. This class runs over two consecutive Saturdays, in the first students will use various clays to make beads for pendants, earrings and bracelets. Over the week Tatyanna will fire them, then the second Saturday will be spent learning jewellery techniques to turn your raw elements into wearable pieces. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with clay and silver, and learn techniques such as soldering to create your own handmade findings!

10am - 2pm, $210 including materials.

Next dates to be confirmed.

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