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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. These classes book out fast!

Lost Wax Casting Classes - Blocks

Wed Evenings for 6 weeks, 5.30pm - 8pm, $325 Plus materials

Fri Evenings for 4 weeks, 5.30pm - 8pm, $265 Plus materials

For more detail on Lost Wax Classes please click here

The block classes are listed under the Regular Class page for the city you are in. 

Lost Wax In Two

Taught over two sessions, two weeks apart! Learn the basics of working in jeweller's wax to  create stunning jewellery using the age-old lost wax technique. 

Hard Wax - 23 June  & 7 July, 2-5pm, $220

Soft Wax - 2 & 16 August 5.30 - 8.30pm $220 

Salt & Water Casting Workshops

This is a super quick and fun way to learn casting. Students will learn to melt and pour sterling silver or  shibuichi (a mix of silver and copper) directly into a water or salt. This results in surprising, cute and usable shapes that can be easily turned into simple earrings or pendants or used as elements in your other classes.  Three hour taster sessions are best for simple projects. The full day option covers both techniques and can be used to create multiple projects. 

Salt & Water Casting Day

17 Aug, 10am - 4pm $207 Special Price!

Sandcasting Workshops

Students are shown the ancient technique of sand casting, using a wax to make a simple hard model or found objects such as buttons or simple small forms - create your simple 2-part mould and melt and pour sterling silver  or shibuichi (a mix of silver and copper) to cast into the sand.

The model you have made or found enables you to make multiple pours possible, until you either get the result you are after or to create multiple pieces. This is a fun process for those who just want to try

their hand at it, or a very useful low-tech process for those who are making jewellery into a

career or creative activity.

Next class TBC


Other Casting Workshops

Other casting classes include In-Studio Casting, which is a 4 wk block where students will cover a range of different low-tech casting methods. Ideal for those who want to continue with these techniques in other classes or in their own making.  In-Studio Lost Wax casting at our Ōtaki studio, where the art of lost wax casting is covered from go to woah - including spruing up, investing, burning out the flasks and the centrifuge casting.  Cuttle Fish Casting is another super low-tech casting class using a simple two-part mould made from cuttlefish "bone".

In Studio Casting 4 wk block TBC

Lost Wax Casting - in studio - Ōtaki 6 wk block TBC

Cuttlefish Casting Day Ōtaki

11 Aug,   10am - 4pm $248

Booking links are below. 

  • Starts Aug 11

    From 225 New Zealand dollars

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