Filling the Void: Beginning Casting for Jewelry Making

Casting, the process of melting metal into a mold, is one of the most ancient concepts in metalworking, and opens up endless possibilities for making complex, repeatable forms. In this course, you will learn the basic process of lost-wax casting by designing and creating your own ring or pendant.  We will cover techniques including wax carving, creating a mold with plaster investment, centrifugal casting, and sanding and finishing.

Work by Gabriel Mo

About the Course

Class size is... See more limited to 12 participants.

 

Casting, the process of melting metal into a mold, is one of the most ancient concepts in metalworking, and opens up endless possibilities for making complex, repeatable forms. In this course, you will learn the basic process of lost-wax casting by designing and creating your own ring or pendant.  Through demonstrations and supervised making, we will cover techniques including wax carving, creating a mold with plaster investment, centrifugal casting, and sanding and finishing. Students will be provided with toolkits and all the necessary materials.

 

There will be a short break during each workshop—bring your own lunch or snacks.

 

Instructor: Gabriel Mo is a metalsmith and MFA candidate in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University Bloomington. He is currently an Associate Instructor in the School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work explores themes of belief, credibility, and the experience of discovery, and his current research focuses on hand fabrication in metal and wood, mechanical movements, and musical instruments.



Course At-A-Glance

Fee:  $0.00
  Must be 18 or older
  Fee includes all materials
  Fee Does Not Include Lunch

Course Sections

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