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Lost Wax Casting with Courtney Gray

Saturday + Sunday, March 10-11, 10-6pm

 

Work alongside expert jewelry artist and casting technician Courtney Gray. Together you’ll explore this ancient technique of the jewelry trade.

Saturday students will spend the day in the studio carving a simplistic three dimensional design for a pendant in wax. Discuss the significance of the weight and size of the wax when carving and how it will affect the casting process. At the end of the day Courtney will demonstrate how to sprue and invest the waxes and discuss the casting process. Sunday you cast! Each student will man the large torch as they melt and sling the molten metal for the centrifugal casting experience. Cast the pendants in bronze, sterling silver or Argentium. Finish out the pieces- clip, de-bur and polish your cast pendants for a beautiful, one of a kind piece, made by you!

Choose between sterling silver, Argentium, or bronze casting grain. Casting grain is not included in tuition. This cost is determined by weight, after the piece(s) have been cast. Students will be charged for casting grain at the end of class on Sunday.

Bee Amour Jewelry by Anna Gieselman started here at CSJA. See how student Anna has united her love of jewelry and bee keeping to create a very special collection!

 

Bee Amour Jewelry from Anna Gieselman on Vimeo.

 

Continue your exploration of casting at Creative Side here!

Tuition: $295 + $25 Kit Fee (Casting grain not included) - Payment Plans Available

Reserve your spot today in one of our many inspiring workshops or classes by calling the Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin 512-799-0731 or feel free to email us with any questions at info@creativeside.org.

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