Tutor: Kathryn Wardill
Adventure into the world of handmade cast jewellery. Create one-off jewellery objects or miniature artworks that can be worn. Teaching the basics of was working, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the related health and safety, casting processes, tools, materials (hard wax, soft wax and metal casting), general tips, design considerations, tricks and practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to practice their wax working and casting on the their own. Please note all tools and equipment are provided, students will need to pay for their casting fees (approx $2 – $5 per item and silver calculated by weight). Please note that the silver casting is out-sourced to the jewellery industry, details are provided during class. No experience is necessary in wax or jewellery. Students need god eyesight ad the steady use of both hands.
Kathryn Wardill is a Melbourne based contemporary jeweller who received her Masters of Arts, Fine Art by research from RMIT University in 1998. As a jeweller and glass artist she has actively participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally for the last 21 years. Wardill’s dedication to researching jewellery objects which combine metal and glass has resulted in solo exhibition, artist in residencies and is represented by Kirra Gallery, Studio Ingot and e.g. etal. More information about Kathryn can be found at www.wardill.com
To make a booking please phone the Blue Dog Studios on 9551 3227
Course Cost: $295
Contact Hours: (3 x 3 hours )
You will learn about:
modelling wax, preparing for casting in metal, ring making process, calculating costs, pattern and embossing processes, cleaning up metal castings, finishing techniques, oxidising metals and OH&S
Please bring the following to class:
safety glasses, suitable clothing: long pants and closed shoes, notebook and pen, any tools you might have (files, carving tools and scissors) small plastic container. Long hair must be tied back in class.