Casting Without Wax and Metal Forming

with Jan Harris Smith

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What you will learn on Casting Without Wax and Metal Forming


Class 1:

  • 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

Class 2:

  • Broom casting

Class 3:

  • Salt and/or rock casting

Class 4:

  • Water casting

Class 5:

  • Cuttlebone casting

Class 6:

  • Making jewelry with castings


Class 7:

  • Forming metal using a pitch pot and chasing tools

Class 8:

  • Forming with stakes and hammers

  • Kinds of stakes

  • Kinds of hammers

  • Demonstrating raising and forming bracelets and other shapes

  • Demonstrating annealing

Class 9:

  • Fold forming

  • How to make simple folds in metal to create pattern and design

  • Vertical fold

  • Horizontal fold

  • Diagonal fold

  • 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

In this exciting Casting Without Wax and Metal Forming class, we will explore the many ways you can melt your scrap silver to cast new forms to use to make jewelry. We will explore casting techniques to include water casting, pine needle casting, rock and salt crystal casting, casting in charcoal and other carved materials and sand casting. We will also how to raise a small bowl with a hammer and how to make a simple raised design with a pitch pot and chasing tools. Hope you will join me for this online course on Casting Without Wax and Metal Forming!!

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Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
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.

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