Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings
Rings on fingers have been around since the beginning of civilization. Egyptian and Greek legend place the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand, because of a belief that the vein of that finger traveled directly from the heart. The Romans extended this description and called this the "vena amoris", which is Latin for "the vein of love". In this class, students will carve a ring to be cast in sterling silver. The result will be a lovely, personal piece made to fit, by hand. Wax carving, casting setup, torch melting, spin casting, and polishing will be demonstrated and practiced. No previous experience is necessary to make a beautiful ring. Tools and materials will be provided.
North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. Students will be asked to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- eye protection
- dinner or snack for the first evening if desired. No formal dinner break will be taken.
- jeweler's loupe or other eye magnification
- part of this course takes place in the metal shop, a space that can be a bit chilly during the spring and fall months (around 55 degrees). Be sure to bring some extra layers for warmth. Our main classroom is heated.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.