South West Group Workshops

Rare Bear

South West Group Workshops

Would you like to learn the ancient art of Lost Wax Casting? Come along and experience the oldest process of jewellery making with me.

I will be hosting group workshops at creative venues around the South West UK. 
Where and when ?

The Old Bakehouse - Totnes 17th March

Stroud Brewery - Stroud 
24th March

The Anicent Technology Centre- Dorset 
20th April 

My 1-1 and 2 student workshops are an available option also. 
What to expect in my GROUP workshop?
Firstly, it important to have an open mind with want you want to create, maybe do a bit of designing and bring in your own ideas. However, we will start the workshop looking through inspirational content, then designing your ideas on paper.

From then I will show you the different waxes and the techniques and tools you can use to produce the gorgeous piece you desire.
The class will then involve moulding, sculpting or even carving your wax, until you're happy with your pieces. You can take your time, and play with the different waxes available until you feel comfortable with what you have made.

There will be tea, coffee and cake available for you to take breaks. 
Once you feel happy with your work, I will send your pieces off to my trusted Hatton Gardens casters for your lost wax to be cast into your preferred metal (bronze/brass or silver). This can take up to 2 - 3 weeks but is absolutely worth the wait.

Once your pieces are cast and sent back to me, I will do the final stages of finishing and polishing.

We can map out the workshop that caters to what you wish from it, but most importantly; you having a couple pieces of your own hand made jewels.

The perfect gift to yourself and others.
This playful craft is perfect for anyone with an eye for handmade jewellery and exploring a beautiful historic ritual.

My bookings can be more flexible in this space, so if my booking availability doesn't work for you and your schedule, send me a email and we can make other arrangements.

The session will run for approximately 2/3 hours, tea and cake will be provided.
Price includes tutorial, wax and wax tools, casting fee and servicing (finishing and polishing).

To book online, please find link below
If you have any questions prior to booking the workshop please feel free to get in touch [email protected]