What will you be doing?
This workshop offers the opportunity to make jewellery using the lost wax technique. You will work with wax and learn how to make a wax casting tree, how to plaster the model and burn it out in the kiln. Finally, you will cast using the sling- or vacuum machine.
Sling- and vacuum casting are two casting methods. Sling casting involves using a rotational or centrifugal force to distribute the molten metal evenly in the casting model. In vacuum casting, you use a vacuum pump to remove air from the casting model, reducing the chance of porosity or other unevenness in the casting.
During the workshop, you will go through the entire process: from wax carving to casting. Models will be cast in silver or brass.
Included: wax, rubbers, plaster and brass.
Note! Silver is not included. If you want to cast in silver, you can bring your own silver.
If needed, you can purchase silver from DIVA's limited supply.
The workshop will be led by Kathleen Frisson. She is a jewellery designer and teacher at the d'Academie of Sint-Niklaas.
Demonstration slingcasting during the reopening of DIVA (March 2023)
Do you have to cancel your workshop? Up to two weeks (14 days) before the start of the workshop, you pay a € 50 administration fee. If you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop start date, you will be charged the full amount. However, you can always suggest a substitute.
The organiser has the right to cancel the workshop in case of insufficient (paying) registrations or force majeure circumstances. You will then receive a full refund.