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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.