6 Week Wax Carving Jewellery Workshop

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Description

Come and join Aimee at Hillside Studios for a relaxed creative 6 evenings of jewellery making. In the 6 sessions, you’ll learn 3 different processes working with wax, with time to create your chosen design in the company of lovely creatives, amateur makers and keens crafters just like you. The course will be limited to 3 people due to coronavirus distancing recommendations so there will be plenty of attention and time to ask questions throughout the course.

The 6 Week Wax Carving Course is suitable for crafters of all abilities, from absolute beginners to those with some knowledge of silversmithing. There will be a chance to have your wax carvings cast in your chosen metal or simply spend your time perfecting your wax carvings. If you have any questions or want to make sure this is the creative session for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by sending an email.

The course will cover
-Creating to a size and weight
-Creating a stone setting
-Creating using the building up process
-Creating using the cast in place technique (setting stones into wax before casting)
-freestyle time

Materials

The price of this workshop includes the use of all tools, wax and cubic zirconia stones (CZ’s).

If you choose, silver will be charged at £2.70 a gram so that you can create your own stunning one-of-a-kind ring, pendant or earrings. For anyone simply looking for experience in wax carving may choose not to have their pieces cast.

As a guide, a very heavy silver ring could weigh 18 grams. Your wax will be weighed and a cost will be calculated at the end of the first session.

The cast in place process is perfect for ruby’s, sapphires, cubic zirconias and diamonds under 3mm. We will be working with cz’s but you are welcome to bring your own stones.

You’ll take home your original creations, plus worksheets allowing you to continue your new hobby in the comfort of your own home with the knowledge of how to create more pieces with a basic toolkit.

Agenda

6 Evening Wax Carving Workshop is a relaxed and informal session learning the following techniques:

-Creating to a size and weight
-Creating a stone setting
-Creating using the building up process
-Creating using the cast in place technique (setting stones into wax before casting)


The tasks will include:

Carving a starfish or organic shape using all of the tools available to wax carving

Making a signet ring or a piece of jewellery using measurements or target weight in mind

Carving a bezel setting

Making a piece using the cast in place or cast not set process (setting stones into wax before casting)

2 weeks will be used as freestyle time


An information pack will be included with in-depth information on the techniques available to wax carving and the theory of lost wax casting.

Unfortunately, this workshop does not include the lost wax casting process.


Refreshments

You can enjoy a small selection of teas, coffee and cold drinks during the workshop. I will also have biscuits or snacks to treat ourselves with. During the Corona Virus pandemic no drinks will be on offer, please bring your own.

About the host

Aimee Winstone is a jeweller based in Bristol. Outside of running expert jewellery making workshops, you’ll find Aimee in her studio creating original designs running her successful business making commission based fine jewellery in silver gold and platinum.

Cancellations & Refunds

We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this workshop. In cases of unforeseeable circumstances like extreme weather, we will give as much notice as possible. If the event is cancelled or postponed due to low ticket sales, we will give a minimum of 2 days notice.

In either case, anyone who was purchased will be offered a full refund and/or a ticket to a future event.

Refunds can only be offered with a minimum of 14 days notice.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Maker

Aimee Winstone at Aimee Winstone Jewellery

Venue

Hillside Studios, Berwick Lane
Berwick Lane
Compton Greenfield, Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS35 5RU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

Duration

6 weeks (6:00pm to 9:00pm)


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