Advanced level

Jewellery Casting and Wax Carving Course

excl materials
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Jewellery Casting and Wax Carving Course

Learn about jewellery casting and wax carving for jewellery using sand casting and commercial casting processes.

Our advanced level casting for jewellery course introduces students to the intricacies of casting and wax carving. We cover the sand casting technique which is achievable in-studio and explore commercial manufacturing methods with specialist casting companies.

You will also learn how to craft masters in a variety of materials including wax, enabling versatility in your casting processes. Whether you’re creating unique pieces, incorporating stones with sand casting or producing batches of identical items through commercial casting, this course equips you with the essential skills for artistic expression and production efficiency.

Following an overview of the processes students will have the opportunity to design and produce their own pieces. As this is an advanced course students will be expected to have an idea of the work they wish to produce using these techniques and apply it to their own designs with guidance from the course tutor.

Student Ability Level

This course is for experienced makers only with an intermediate to advanced level of competence. All our advanced courses are designed to further develop your skills.

If you are a complete beginner we recommend starting with a beginner course before attempting this course since students are expected to know how to design, make and finish their own pieces.

Student Age Requirements

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

Course Start Dates

We update the schedule every 3 months, usually around half term once we have an idea of how many current students wish to continue into the following term. This helps us plan which courses we can run. If you don’t see any dates listed below it’s because there’s nothing in the schedule yet. The best way to find out when courses are updated is to subscribe to our newsletter.

Fri 3 May 2024
10.00am – 12.30pm
8 weekly classes (check availability for all dates)
Fri 3 May 2024
1.00pm – 3.30pm
8 weekly classes (check availability for all dates)

Course Materials

Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school. 

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;

  • Please listen to directions from your tutor to ensure you know how to use all the equipment safely and correctly.
  • Do not operate equipment you do not know how to use.
  • Covered footwear is required and absolutely no high heels.
  • Tie back long hair when using motorised equipment.
  • Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Please leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own apron, to protect your clothes.
  • Packed lunches are recommended if your class runs for a full day.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You feel unwell.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.

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