Lost Wax Casting - Bill Cohen
In this class we will explore centrifugal casting and vacuum casting. How to make a rubber mold will be shown. The lab fee includes Wax pattern, casting brass, and wax sheets, wax wire. If you want to cast in Sterling you are encouraged to bring your own metal or scrap. Sterling casting grain will be available for purchase. We will cast pre made patterns made from supplied molds.
Students are encouraged to design a wax pattern and cast their own design.
Silver I - Benchwork - Bill Cohen
This class is to instruct in the making of handmade jewelry for the newcomer.
Proper filing, sawing, and soldering will be covered. If you have had any trepidation in making jewelry we will overcome that. This is a hands on class. We will be using Sterling and Fine Silver. Lab fees include metals and some stones. Metals will be offered as well as stones for sell. At market price. If you have your own tools or metals bring them. An Optivisor is recommended. The object of this class is to make you feel at home in the jewelry shop and comfortable with your skills.