Metals Summer Session 5
Ready, Set, Wax!
Students in this workshop will use several wax-forming techniques to complete a set of designs prepared for metal casting and primed for stone setting—including bezel, prong, and basket settings. We’ll learn subtractive methods using carving wax with files, burrs, and carving tools, and we’ll work additively with soft waxes using wax pens and other modeling tools. We’ll cover different approaches to surface embellishment and wax production considerations like mold making. After our designs have been cast into metal and properly finished, we’ll be ready to set! We’ll practice basic stone setting and preparation for outsourced stone setting in the future. All levels. Upper metals studio.
Studio artist; teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute (NYC), Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Israel), 92nd Street Y (NYC), Metalwerx (MA), Penland; work sold in more than 20 jewelry shops in the US and Europe.