Wax Models for Casting- continues

Cast Silver Ring with applied yellow gold detail, featuring blue chalcedony cabochon. Judy Parady 2010

Cast Silver Ring with applied yellow gold detail, featuring blue chalcedony cabochon. Judy Parady 2010

Great excitement reverberated in the studio last week when the first delivery of silver castings arrived. It really takes seeing your wax work transformed into metal to fully understand the process.  Everyone is diligently creating more models using the first lessons learned about carving hard wax- particularly how to create a symmetrically tapered shank for a ring with or without a stone.

In addition to carving wax we are exploring methods for modeling wax resulting in some fresh, organic designs- essentially the opposite of controlled and symmetrical.

New this session is the use of water soluble wax to create hollow forms for casting. I’ll post pics of the castings on Instagram when I get them back. (@judyparadystudio)

Join us at any of our summer session to create waxes for casting. All wax lessons are reviewed each session for newcomers. I am using a production casting service to cast in silver or gold, and to make rubber molds. I share all of this info with the class to empower you to have your own work cast in the future.

What we are doing:

  • Design for casting, and design for production

  • Working with several types of wax to create original designs

  • Metal models

  • Rubber molds

  • Stone settings in wax

  • Finishing your casting

Class times:
Monday or Wednesday night, 6:00 - 9:00
Wednesday day, 12:00 - 3:00
all classes cover the same material

June session 4 weeks, weeks of June 4 – June 27,  $196, plus $8 materials fee
July session 4 weeks, weeks of July 9 – August 1,  $196, plus $8 materials fee
August session 3 weeks, weeks of August 13- August 29, $147, plus $5 materials fee

Decatur /Oakhurst GA location
maximum 6 students per class
call or email for more details

Judy Parady