6 Week Wax Carving Jewellery Course

£215.00

Do you think you would be a great jeweller in the making? Learn to design and make your own jewellery in my 6 Week Wax Carving Jewellery Course. Spend 6 evenings enjoying:

  • Design time & discussion of possible techniques
  • Learning different techniques using wax and stones to create pieces of jewellery
  • Finishing your jewellery in your chosen metal if chosen
  • Completing your piece of jewellery using all or some of the techniques above based on your design

Introductory course – This will be an introductory offer of £215. Future course dates may include higher class numbers, longer class times, course techniques based on feedback from this 6 week session.

The course will run between 6-9pm on dates: 15th June, 22nd June, 29th June, 6th July, 13th July and 20th July 2020.

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6 Week Wax Carving Jewellery Course with Aimee Winstone at Hillside Studios

Introductory course – This will be an introductory offer of £215. Future course dates may include higher class numbers, longer class times, course techniques based on feedback from this 6 week session.

Beginning 15th June 2020

Come and join Aimee at Hillside Studios for a relaxed creative 6 evenings of jewellery making. In the 6 sessions, you’ll learn 3 different processes working with wax, with time to create your chosen design in the company of lovely creatives, amateur makers and keens crafters just like you. The course will be limited to 4 people so there will be plenty of attention and time to ask questions throughout the course.

The 6 Day Wax Carving Course is suitable for crafters of all abilities, from absolute beginners to those with some knowledge of silversmithing. There will be a chance to have your wax carvings cast in your chosen metal or simply spend your time perfecting your wax carvings. If you have any questions or want to make sure this is the creative session for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by sending an email or DM.

The course will cover

-Creating to a size and weight
-Creating a stone setting
-Creating using the building up process
-Creating using the cast in place technique (setting stones into wax before casting)
-freestyle time

The course will run between 6-9pm on dates: 15th June, 22nd June, 29th June, 6th July, 13th July and 20th July 2020.

Materials
The price of this workshop includes the use of all tools, wax and cubic zirconia stones (CZ’s).

If you choose, silver will be charged at £2 a gram so that you can create your own stunning one-of-a-kind ring, pendant or earrings. For anyone simply looking for experience in wax carving may choose not to have their pieces cast.

As a guide, a very heavy silver ring could weigh 18 grams. Your wax will be weighed and a cost will be calculated at the end of the first session.

The cast in place process is perfect for ruby’s, sapphires, cubic zirconias and diamonds under 3mm. We will be working with cz’s but you are welcome to bring your own stones.

You’ll take home your original creations, plus worksheets allowing you to continue your new hobby in the comfort of your own home with the knowledge of how to create more pieces with a basic toolkit.

Agenda
6 Evening Wax Carving Workshop is a relaxed and informal session where we’ll cover:

-Creating to a size and weight
-Creating a stone setting
-Creating using the building up process
-Creating using the cast in place technique (setting stones into wax before casting)
-freestyle time

Unfortunately, this workshop does not include the lost wax casting process.

Refreshments
You can enjoy a small selection of teas, coffee and cold drinks during the workshop. I will also have biscuits or snacks to treat ourselves with.

If you have any dietary requirements, please get in touch before booking to make sure these can be accommodated.

About the host
Aimee Winstone is a jeweller based in Bristol. Outside of running expert jewellery making workshops, you’ll find Aimee in her studio creating original designs running her successful business making commission based fine jewellery in silver gold and platinum.

You can find Aimee on social media via @aimeewinstonejewellery or check out the original creations via Aimee’s Gallery www.aimeewinstone.com.

About Hillside Studios
Hillside Studios is a lovely rural studio located minutes from the Cribbs Causeway M5 junction, Bristol. This creative venue supports 7 craftspeople, including pottery, stone masonry and painting.

Accessibility
Hillside Studios is located on gravelled farmland with steps to each studio, unfortunately, some people with mobility problems may find difficulty navigating the area. For this reason, there has no step-free access available.

Transport
Car: Hillside Studios is located not far from Wild Place Zoo, Easter Compton, Bristol, having your own transport is the best way to get there. There is plenty of free parking on site.
Cycling: Hillside Studios is on the National Cycle Route 410.
Buses: This is a trickier option. You can catch the number 1 and 2 buses from Central Bristol to Catbrain Lane, Cribbs Causeway. Click here for timetable info. From the bus stop, it is then a 30-minute pedestrian route, part of this walk is along country roads without pavements.
Buses 625 and 924 offer a closer service to Hillside Studios.

When using a sat nav enter the postcode BS35 5RU, this will take you to the Rectory next door. Hillside Studios has a yellow no parking sign outside, the second gate will be open for you.

If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, you can contact Aimee can jewellery@aimeewinstone.com.

Cancellations & Refunds
We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this workshop. In cases of unforeseeable circumstances like extreme weather, we will give as much notice as possible. If the event is cancelled or postponed due to low ticket sales, we will give a minimum of 2 days notice.

In either case, anyone who was purchased will be offered a full refund and/or a ticket to a future event.

Refunds can only be offered with a minimum of 14 days notice.

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