Do you want to cast outside of class?
Come be a part of Jewelry Studio Casting Club!!
This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals. This is a Hands-On experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making. If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.
- Your payment for the class includes 2 flasks equal to 500 grams of investment.
- If you choose to cast more than 2 flasks, bring cash to pay for extra investment used. We have a cost chart posted for easy reference.
- Bronze or Sterling are the most often cast materials. We will have some metal for sale, but please feel free to bring your own. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand. (You can cast in gold if you choose )
PREREQUISITES and Requirements for Casting Club:
- You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own. If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)
- Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day. Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.
- We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.
- To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)
What To Expect
On Thursday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in. Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time. If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday or Friday. We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals. When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning. You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn.
On Friday evening, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up). After a review of the evenings plan we will get everything ready for the pour. Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. When all of the flasks are poured everyone can help clean up and show off their work!!