Metal Jewellery Casting (2 Part Course)

What to Bring

  • Objects such as buttons, shells, fabric/lace; textured materials that can be used for embossing that you love.
  • Source material of things you like so we may be able to incorporate this into your designs.

What to Wear

  • Something to tie hair back and closed toe shoes. No dangly clothing please.

Metal Jewellery Casting (2 Part Course)

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Please note: this is a 2-part course, attendance of BOTH SESSIONS is required.
  • Session 1: Saturday 3rd December, 2.30 - 5pm
  • Session 2: Saturday 10th December, 2.30 - 5pm

What You Will Learn

  • An introduction to the casting process
  • The opportunity to work with both soft, hard, sheet and liquid wax forms.
  • Learn how to emboss and texture your wax pieces with found materials

What You Get

  • All materials provided

Description

In this two-part Jewellery Casting course, you will be introduced to the ancient process of Lost-wax casting, learning about different types of waxes such as, liquid, sheet and sculptural wax and their various uses.

Under the guidance of jeweller Cassandra Gill, you will develop your own unique design; from sketch generation through to wax formation and into something wearable (such as a ring, pendant or earrings). At the end of the first session your piece will be taken off and cast for you so that when you return for the second session, you’ll jump straight into learning how to finish your piece in metal form. You’ll walk away with a beautiful finished piece in sterling silver ready to wear or gift to special someone!

Anyone can get involved in this entry level course, no previous jewellery skills required.

ABOUT CASSANDRA GILL

Cassandra Gill is an independant Printmaker and Jeweler based on the Mornington Peninsula and spliting her time in her small studio in Brisbane. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, majoring in Printmaking. With her background of the fine print, mark making onto metal is second nature and has become a focus of her practice. Incurably curious about travel and the natural world her works seeks to define identity in the fragile and transient nature of memory on the surface of objects, her unique jewelry and print business reflects this. Her work takes her across Australia and the globe to search for exciting adventures and places as source for inspiration. Over the last three years she has spent much time in the Northern Territory on community print and creative projects as well as studio print assistant to Australian artist John Wolseley on large scale print projects.

If your interested in more about Cassandra and her work, including upcoming workshops in jewelry and printmaking, or where in the world she might be at the minute you can find more info at cassandragill.com

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