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Beginners Lost Wax Casting 6 weeks, Sat

A fantastic course full of practical knowledge and fun! Early bird pricing till 8 April.

  • Starts May 4
  • 395 New Zealand dollars
  • Workspace Ōtaki Beach

Available spots


Service Description

A fantastic course that's full of practical knowledge, fun and inspiration! Create simple designs in wax and then learn the process of setting your waxes up for burn-out and casting into metal from start to finish! Once your pieces are cast you will be taught how to cut, file and shape them into wearable pieces. We will have the opportunity to do two class casting sessions over the block, and you will learn how to set up and clean up your casts and the equipment. Level 1 students - if you have never worked with wax or jewellery before: Learn to work in both soft and hard jewellers' wax to create simple jewellery forms for casting. We start with rings but encourage students to think outside the box! Level 2 +students might have done a lost wax class where the waxes were sent away for casting. Use this block to advance your carving skills. Create slightly more complex forms and learn to set them up for best casting results. Learn finishing techniques and troubleshooting techniques as well as soldering cast items. Included in the class fee are your different types of waxes, consumables and casting investment for two casting sessions. We will be casting as a group so that we use the kiln space efficiently and learn the process together. Not included are any metal costs which vary from student to student depending on what they want to make. Small castings can cost around $6.65 - $8. We will be casting in sterling silver or shibuichi for this block.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Below are the Terms & Conditions for our classes. For information on access and parking info for both studios, please visit the FAQ page on our main site. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSPACE CLASSES: We require all class fees to be paid in full before the start date of the class and any extra materials taken to be paid for at the last class. Masks are no longer required in our workshops, but if students would like to wear one they are most welcome. If students are unwell or required to self isolate we will do our best to find another time for them to take the class. We will not offer refunds.  Workspace will not offer make up classes for any reason other than Covid related illness. Please take note of this, these are unprecedented times and we are doing all we can to keep things flowing smoothly but sometimes flexibility is required.  Students must follow all health and safety guidelines and all safety instructions from the tutors at all times.  Workspace is under no obligation to change students to other classes, credit or refund for classes booked. Workspace reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class if circumstances require it, students will be refunded if this is the case.  By enrolling in our classes you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.


Contact Details

  • 6 Hewson Crescent, Ōtaki Beach, New Zealand


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