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 directly traveled 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 set up, torch melting, spin casting and polishing well be demonstrated and practiced. No previous experience is necessary to make a beautiful ring. Tools and materials will be provided.
You will need the following tools for this class:
dinner or snack for the first evening if desired. No formal dinner break will be taken.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.