3 November 2018, 11am to 4pm
Design and create your own unique ring using traditional wax carving methods.
Our taster workshop will introduce you to age-old techniques for creating silver, gold and bronze jewellery through wax carving and casting. In the morning we’ll explore the RIBA’s iconic art-deco building where the incredibly intricate interiors can be used to inspire your ring designs. Using photos and sketches from the tour, you’ll then develop two unique designs that you’ll bring to life in blue jeweller’s wax, pre-cut into ring blanks.
With our expert guidance you’ll then use hand tools to carve and shape your designs throughout the rest of the day. We’ll take you through the process of sizing, shaping and applying heat, and how to add intricate detail and texture to your carvings.
By the end of the workshop you’ll have created two rings in wax, and have learned about the full process of wax carving and casting jewellery. The difficult part will be selecting your favoured design to be cast offsite. With a choice of silver, copper or bronze metal, your spectacular ring will be fully polished and finished for you or the intended recipient to wear. We’ll post your ring to you within 2 weeks of the workshop.
About the workshop
This event is for students and adults aged 18 and over. It is suitable for complete beginners and we have a maximum of 7 students per class allowing lots of one-on-one attention from our experienced tutor.
All materials will be provided. Online booking in advance is essential.