Wax Carving Weekend

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Wax Carving Weekend

200.00

Wax Carving Weekend
2nd & 3rd of September 2017
10am - 6pm
Tutor: Scott McIntyre

The course will be led by Scott McIntyre, Scott has over 21 years of experience in the trade, working in a variety of workshops in Glasgow and Edinburgh. In his career, he has picked up an extensive skill-set from these various places and worked tirelessly to ensure he’s at the very top of his game where he has received a high level of intense training. He now works as head Goldsmith in the incredible Brazen Studios.

Wax carving is an essential skill on the road to becoming a complete goldsmith. It is cheap, forgiving, and a great way to improve both design and manufacture.

A good wax carver will incorporate their skills into how they design. Wax allows you to manufacture in a way that metal doesn’t. Its soft structure can allow for intricate, delicate work that could take far longer in metal. For example, I like to cut out the beads for pave setting when working in wax. It’s a much easier process in wax, requiring less effort and time, therefore being more time efficient. 

In this class you will be shown the basics of wax carving and shown how to work with the material and it's tools and come away with a good understanding and the beginnings of your own 'style.'

But please don’t think you’ll pick this up overnight or without copious practice. An advanced skill such as wax carving requires a great deal of dedication, patience and hard graft.

Day 1:
Part 1: Carve and shape a band.
Part 2: Carve and shape a fitted band

Day 2:
Part 1: Techniques and repairs.
Part 2: Carve an object - Scott will be on hand to help you carve and shape an object of your choosing, which you can then later cast in metal.

A vegetarian lunch will be provided on both days but should you chose not to eat what is on offer there are a selection of cafes and shops near by.

Vanilla Ink Studios
Mercat House
19 Argyle Court
Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

**please note classes may be canceled due to lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled**

If you can not attend the class but someone you know can take your place then please let us know ahead of the class, we can only refund the class if there is at least 3 days notice.

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