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Class Description
Casting has long been a jewelry production technique to work in multiple and lower the costs of fabrication. This process is also a good way to introduce fine alloys into your jewelry with a lower initial investment. Wax working is not a requirement for using this production method, prototypes need not initially be made in wax, and are often fabricated in metal.
This course will guide students to create master prototypes in sterling silver and/or copper to create jewelry in multiple. Jewelry fabrication techniques will be taught along with making your own sprues, and preparing pieces for molding. Molds will be then outsourced to a casting company. Cast multiples will be cleaned and assembled in the studio. Students will also learn how to make masters of more complex pieces that are molded in two or more parts to be put together to make a finished piece. More advanced techniques such as riveting, hinges, multiple solder joins, stone setting, closures, and findings will be discussed.
This course is great for students who are interested in making small scale collections and will give a good overview of jewelry production.

Basic/intro jewelry fabrication skills required.

Taught by Manuela Jimenez
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 5% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.