Lost wax casting is an ancient technique, almost 6000 years old. But guess what: it’s still awesome! This technique involves molten metal being poured into a mold that has been created from a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away.
In our awesome hands-on BOOT CAMP, you will learn everything you need to know about casting. Learn multiple methods of wax carving, so you can create truly one of a kind designs, learn to create silicon molds so you can cast multiples of your design, learn to inject your molds, tree them, and invest them so they are ready to cast! Learn about burnout cycles, melting temperatures for your metals, and tricks of the trade to create beautiful and effective castings. And most importantly: learn to cast!! This class will also incorporate finishing techniques for your castings so that you leave with completed projects ready to wear or even sell!
And a special bonus: finish this exciting week with another casting technique, Tufa Casting, which is over 100 years old. This direct pour method of casting involves carving a design directly into a soft volcanic stone, called Tufa stone, and pouring the molten metal right in.
You’ll leave this class with all the skills you need to utilize casting to enhance productivity AND creativity!