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 4 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)
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.
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.
About Hillside Studios
Hillside Studios is a lovely rural studio located minutes from the Cribbs Causeway M5 junction, Bristol. This creative venue supports 7 craftspeople, including pottery, stone masonry and painting.