Immediate Casting with Cuttlebone

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This two-day workshop gives beginning casters a fast way to make handmade rings, pendants and earrings. Cuttlefish bone is a soft, carvable substance with a distinct wood-grain texture. It has been used as a mold material for casting since the middle ages, and jewelers still make unique, one of a kind pieces using this direct-casting method. Students will explore carving or making impressions in the cuttlebone, then cast with molten bronze or silver. We will then use metalsmithing skills such as sawing, filing and soldering to finish the pieces and go home with fabulous new jewelry to wear and share!

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing preferred but not required.

Program Type: 
Metals
Instructor: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
End Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Day: 
Sat Sun
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)
No Class Dates: 
Price: 
$225.00
Fee Code: 
TUITION
Amount: 
$175.00
Fee Code: 
STUDIO FEE ME
Amount: 
$50.00
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