Ring carving 101! Julia Sullivan of RA HA Jewelry will walk you through the basics of carving a simple wax ring band to be cast in sterling silver. She will provide jewelers wax, tools and templates, and walk you through the carving process. You will learn to file, shape, smooth, and finish your wax model. After class she will have your wax ring cast in sterling silver, polished and then shipped to you in about three weeks.
The ancient technique of lost wax casting has been utilized for millennia to produce jewelry and other metallic artifacts. First, a mold made of sand or plaster is carefully poured over the wax model. Then the wax is melted away, leaving a void in the mold. Finally, molten metal is poured into the mold, creating a perfect metal replica of the original wax carving.
Space is limited to 6, so register today!
Please determine ring size before registering.
About Your Instructor:
After earning a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, Julia Sullivan established RA HA Jewelry in 2016. Her artistic journey led her to an unexpected convergence of interests in drawing, apparel, and sculpture, all coming together in jewelry design. Each piece is a small work of art, blending various techniques and experiences.
For more information, contact Devorah Phillips.