In this fun and relaxing class you will model and carve wax with simple hand tools to create your very own jewellery piece. In the first session you will design, measure and carve your wax ring. It will be cast in silver by a commercial caster before you come back to the second session.
You will then learn how to remove the sprue, emery, and hand finish to your chosen surface which could include satin, polish or oxidised. There will be time to create several wax models and play with different types of wax.
The skills you will take away from this class include:
Working out how to refine your ideas and ring design
Knowledge of how to use precision measuring tools
The ability to practise wax carving techniques
Knowledge of how to finish the surface of ring by hand to desired effect
There will be a small fee for casting and metal on top of the class cost. This will depend on the size of your piece.
This is an excellent technique to learn if you are a jewellery enthusiast, as you can set yourself up at home with a limited amount of tools - and you don't need any prior experience! It is a great entry in to jewellery making, and is a technique that you can easily make quite simple statement pieces, and progress to more intricate designs as your skills improve.
About your teacher
Marina Civiero is a contemporary jeweller of 30 years. She has run her own successful jewellery business which has included a retail shop front in Newtown, participating in design markets, contributing to contemporary jewellery exhibitions and wholesaling to boutiques and design galleries across Australia.
She was a teacher at TAFE NSW for 15 years and has delivered various jewellery workshops including at Sturt School, Mittagong.
Taking inspiration from many sources, including interiors, nature and fabrics, Marina enjoys incorporating colour and texture into her work. Utilising textile techniques such as printing and weaving, there is a strong sense of hand work and stitching. Through attempting to replicate textiles processes and textures, there is also a reminder of her childhood and of her mother constantly hand and machine knitting, sewing and stitching.
What you will learn
- You will learn a really versatile jewellery technique
What you will get
- Rad jewellery making skills!
What to bring
- Sketches, ideas and a notebook and pen
What to wear
Casual clothing with closed in shoes
Anyone and everyone!
A place for people to make things
Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.
We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.
- A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
- A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
- A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
No changes will be allowed after these times.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.