Casting Without Wax and Metal Forming
with Jan Harris Smith
- 10+ Video lessons in HD
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- 30-day access to instructor
- Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
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What you will learn:
Intro and bio
Class outline and expectations
Types of casting – wax and no wax and differences
Tools used for casting without wax
Creating a seasoned crucible
- Salt and/or rock casting
Making jewelry with castings
Forming metal using a pitch pot and chasing tools
Forming with stakes and hammers
Kinds of stakes
Kinds of hammers
Demonstrating raising and forming bracelets and other shapes
How to make simple folds in metal to create pattern and design
How and when to anneal
How to form a bracelet around a mandrel
- Bonus class: Sand casting
- Bonus item: Materials list
- Bonus item: Sand casting step-by-step handout
About the course
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Curious Mondo: Casting Without Wax and Metal
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career
Learn how to cast new forms out of scrap silver to make jewelry.
About the instructor
Jan Harris Smith
Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from the first class. She has since completed several college level classes and independent workshops in metal working on her path to becoming an artisan jeweler.
In 2005, Jan took her first class in glass fusion. She has completed several classes and workshops in glass and her primary focus in glass is the use of reactive art glass to create unique colors and reactions.
Jan’s education includes university-level fine art classes and numerous workshops taught by professionals in the silversmithing and glass field. She has also had her art published in magazines and books and won several awards for her work, over the years.
Teaching art has been her passion for over 20 years. She enjoys introducing students to working in art and engaging in the creative process. She has taught in various venues across the United States and Australia, including art retreats, art stores, and art schools.