The Art of Lost Wax Casting
Lost wax casting is an art-form that has been used for thousands of years. This ancient process casts a metal sculpture from an original wax sculpture. It is called lost wax casting, since the wax sculpture is lost in the process, which means the wax melts away and metal takes its place.
In this class, you will learn basic wax-smithing techniques to make an original sterling silver ring or pendent. We will work with hand tools and fire, to melt, build and carve wax into your own unique piece of handmade jewelry. You will be creating an exact wax replica of your eventual finished piece of jewelry.
At the end of the class you will have created a finished wax carving. Each individual creation will be casted into sterling silver at Natilie’s jewelry studio. You’re carving will be mailed to you as a finished piece of sterling silver jewelry.
Throughout the class, adornment creation myths and stories will be shared.
Through the ancient ritual of creating adornments, we can awaken and support our most authentic beautiful selfs.