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Lost Wax 2: Molds & Found Objects

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

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Cost: $525.00

This sequel to Lost Wax Casting 1 expands on wax working techniques, introducing techniques for making molds and using found objects to quickly generate detailed wax models.

Vulcanized rubber molds of your cast metal models allow you to make quick reproductions or use past work as a jumping off point for new designs. This class will also explore using RTV silicone rubber and alternative mold materials for making fast wax models.

Anything that can burnout efficiently can be used to make a wax model, including leaves, twigs, flowers, seeds and nuts. All of the texture and detail of found objects can be cast into metal, and then molded for reproduction. Combine found objects with wax to add your own custom details. 

These three days of wax work will help you practice what you've learned so far, add lots of new skills and leaving you inspired! 

Casting your models made during class is included.

Techniques taught:
• Vulcanized rubber molds
• RTV 2 part silicone mold
• 2 part putty mold
• Alternative mold materials suitable for wax
• Cutting open molds
• Troubleshooting molds
• Using wax injectors
• Cleaning up waxes injected from molds
• Combining injected waxes into new designs
• Choosing and casting found objects

Price includes a kit of all the materials required to make the projects for class. Each student has a jewelry bench and a complete set of tools to use during class. 

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.




Successful completion of a lost wax class, including skills in wax work, like wax carving, build up and how to use a wax pen. For example, our Lost Wax Casting Retreat at SJS.

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructor: Joe Silvera

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Lost Wax 2: Molds & Found Objects

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