Wax Carving for Jewellery

05 Jul 2018 - 06 Jul 2018 · 09:30AM - 04:30PM
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Wax carving is the art of manufacturing jewellery through duplicating a design made of wax in a precious metal. Led by professional diamond mounter and jeweller Paul Wilson, join our two-day short course, which will show you how to produce accurate and cost effective wax models and prototypes.

What does this course cover?

This course is designed to teach you how to shape and form detailed wax models by filing, cutting, frazing and carving. You will also be shown how to hollow out pieces to reduce weight, make repairs to damaged wax models and finish off waxes so they are ready for casting.

Ideal for beginners to intermediate levels. 

  • Beginner: No practical experience or understanding of the listed skill required
  • Intermediate: Some practical experience and basic understanding of the listed skill required

Who is the tutor?

Paul Wilson is a classically trained diamond mounter and former Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentice, who trained for over 14 years at C A Treble. Today he is the Director of RockPAUL and specialises in diamond mounting, wax carving and polishing, working with London’s West End Companies on bespoke pieces to mass produced work and repairs.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your own basic tool kit to include: 
•    Saw frame
•    Files
•    Needle files 
•    Vernier gauge
•    Emery paper 
•    Dividers
•    Engraving tools 

If you do not have any of the above equipment, please contact the Goldsmiths’ Centre team at boxoffice@goldsmiths-centre.org. If you do have specific wax carving tools you are most welcome to bring them, but they are not compulsory.

Cancellations: The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s events and short courses are constantly updated and, while we endeavour to deliver our programme as advertised, there may inevitably be occasions where we have to change content without prior notice or, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel an event. In the case of a course cancellation delegates will be offered a full refund.