Wax Cast Jewelry

$150.00

Friday. September 21, 6pm–8:30pm 

Instructor: Vicky Zomenou

Design your own sterling silver jewelry!

This class will introduce you to jewelry making using the lost wax technique of casting. Even today, casting is the most accurate and reliable technique of reproducing complex shapes in silver with all the fine details of the original pattern. It is a combination of art and metallurgy.

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Friday. September 21, 6pm–8:30pm 

Instructor: Vicky Zomenou

Design your own sterling silver jewelry!

This class will introduce you to jewelry making using the lost wax technique of casting. Even today, casting is the most accurate and reliable technique of reproducing complex shapes in silver with all the fine details of the original pattern. It is a combination of art and metallurgy.

Learn techniques and tools used to form and carve the wax. Explore ideas for jewelry forms with the help of your instructor. Sculpt your jewelry designs with wax in order to create earrings, pendants or rings.

Once finished, your wax models will be carefully packaged and posted to a professional casting house where they will be cast in Sterling Silver. Upon return, instructor Vicky Zomenou will polish and finish each piece before you pick them up from ArtEast.

Wear your very own beautiful jewelry & be proud of your creativity!

Class includes 2 wax models weighing up to 1.3dwt (pennyweight). Weighing will be done with an electronic scale at the end of the class. This is covered in the the $45 supply fee included in the cost of class. Extra jewels or weight will be available for $23 up to 0.6dwt or pennyweight.

Early Registration through September 1
Class Fee: $117/Member, $130/non-Member

Registration after September 1
Class Fee: $135/Member, $150/non-Member

About the Instructor

Vicky Zomenou uses different techniques for her jewels: sometimes she craves her designs on wax and then cast them (lost wax technique), other times she works straight with metal wire or metal leaf and other times she combines both techniques.

In 2014, she decided to escape from the corporate world and dedicate her time to the two things she loves most: her family and art jewelry. According to Vicky: “Everything starts from an image or an idea and then a dialogue begins, between the mind, the heart, the hands, the tools, the material, and the techniques. When the creative process is initiated slowing down and observing at each stage is critical. Usually, I combine different materials: brass, silver and gold with wood, cords, threads, silk, enamels, semiprecious stones, colors, and different metalsmith techniques. For me a jewel is more than an accessory, it is a small piece of art.  I love exploring details of nature, symbols or stories from Greek mythology and transform them into small scale pieces of art that can be appreciated and worn and hopefully passed to the next generation.”

Additional Information

Prerequisite: No art experience necessary. Designed for all levels of artists.
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center