Description

In this intensive one day workshop contemporary jeweller and experienced mould maker Erin Keys will take students through all the steps involved in mould making for jewellery and small objects. Students will be introduced to the uses and possibilities of mould making, as well as tools and materials that can be used.

Students will have the opportunity to make several moulds using models we have, and can also bring along their own models for discussion with the tutor. Erin will demonstrate how to make a block mould and how to cut and release the models, and share tips and tricks from her experiences making moulds for her artworks.

A wax model will be taken from the moulds made in class, and students can take there waxes to the commercial caster for casting into metal at a later date.

What students learn

  • The best mould making technique for your project
  • What materials/ surfaces can be moulded
  • How to adapt and modify models to easily mould
  • Making support and spacers
  • Cleaning and securing (sprue tips) models
  • Preparing mould making compound
  • Mixing / measurements / process
  • How to make a one piece block moulds
  • Cutting and releasing models
  • Tips and tricks

What students make

  • Several pinkysil moulds
  • Models using wax and or plastimake (depending on model)
  • Waxes that can be cast at the commercial caster at a later date (additional cost applies)

MEET YOUR TUTOR

Contemporary jeweller Erin Keys creates graphic works based on ideas in mark making, using traditional jewellery making techniques and laser cutting technology. Her practice involves developing work for exhibition, production and sale. Living in Bosnia Herzegovina 2006-2008, Erin taught creative workshops to Romani children before joining the JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. After completing the 2 year tenure Erin spent 10 months at Australia's iconic Gray Street Workshop; an invaluable residency in her career and personal development. Moving to Sydney in 2010 she joined SquarePeg Studios, a workshop for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment, where she is an active tenant, mentor and teacher. As a Design Developer at Dinosaur Designs, a manufacturer of homewares and jewellery, Erin worked in a small team developing and prototyping designs. 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 Hours

What you will learn
  • The best mould making technique for your project, what materials/ surfaces can be molded, how to adapt and modify models to easily mold, & Making support and spacers
  • What materials/ surfaces can be moulded
  • How to adapt and modify models to easily mould
What you will get
  • Silicone (pinkysil)
  • Model for moulding
  • Tools and materials needed for making moulds
  • Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What to bring
  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • An apron
  • Covered shoes
  • Your ideas and creativity
What to wear

Proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

A jewellery-making course for jewellers of all skill sets. In this fun and practical hands-on workshop students learn how to make silicone moulds for jewellery and small objects.


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SquarePeg Studios

Vendor sincce 2016

SquarePeg Studios is a unique space for learning and making all things jewellery. 

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery – making it and teaching others how to make it. Located in a Marrickville warehouse SquarePeg Studios is one of a kind in Sydney – a jewellery school as well as being home to 12 contemporary jewellers, we have excellent workshop facilities and some of the best tutors in Sydney.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refund policy as per our Terms and Conditions

    1. The course fees must be paid in full on enrolment and are non-refundable.
    2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.
    3. We may cancel a course in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.
    4. It is the responsibility of the student to attend each class in the course and no refund, or provision of any additional classes, is available for non-attendance of all or part of the course.
    5. All students must be over 16 years of age.

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Terms & Conditions

Conditions of Registration

    1. The course fees must be paid in full on enrolment and are non-refundable.
    2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.
    3. We may cancel a course in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.
    4. It is the responsibility of the student to attend each class in the course and no refund, or provision of any additional classes, is available for non-attendance of all or part of the course.
    5. All students must be over 16 years of age.

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Julie

03 October 2016 • Silicone Mould Making

I really wanted to make my own moulds for resin and Erin answered all my questions, even the ones that were specific to my interests. I could tell right from the beginning of the class that she had an amazing amount of knowledge and was more than happy to share it with us. She was very patient, never flustered, even when questions were coming at her from all directions! The size of the class was great and I never felt I had to wait long to get one-on-one help from her. I would definitely do more classes from Square Peg especially if all the tutors are of the same calibre as Erin.

Jo

27 September 2016 • Silicone Mould Making

I loved the silicone moulding class. Erin was a great teacher, it was the perfect accompaniment to the wax carving and casting class