Sand casting classes for 2020!

I have been very busy in 2019 travelling all over Australia teaching the sand casting technique with cast in place rough sapphire. It has been a great success with many happy students who are hopefully inspired to continue casting.

This year I will be offering two UnEarthed sand casting classes. The beginner class I have been teaching all this year, which is suitable for complete novices as well as practising jewellers. Now I will also have a more advanced sand casting class! This class is for previous students or sand casters who want to broaden their knowledge and skill in the sand. The more advanced class will be focusing on cast in place faceted and cabochon stones.

Check out the class information below to see which class suits you and your skill level best. 

 

 

Beginners UnEarthed class

In my one day workshop I will guide you through the process of designing and sand-casting your very own sterling silver jewellery pieces with cast-in-place sapphires. This workshop is specifically designed to cater to both novices with no previous experience, and more advanced jewellers who are interested in adding to their skill set. You will leave the workshop inspired with a sense of accomplishment, your pieces polished and ready to wear.

I will be providing 30g of sterling silver and a variety of rough sapphires sourced from the Coolamon Mine in Queensland, and the North East rivers of Tasmania. Sand casting can be used to replicate almost any hard object and turn it into precious jewellery, I offer an extensive array of objects to mould and cast, but you can bring along your own hard objects. You also have the option of bringing your own silver and sapphires to add a more personal touch to the experience. The materials provided will allow you to make up to 3 pieces of jewellery.

Really all you need to bring is yourself! Snacks, tea and coffee are also offered. Please arrive dressed appropriately: closed in shoes, long pants, hair tied back; note that we are working with clay, so it can get a little messy. The classes are limited to 6 students to ensure a guided, attentive experience. I look forward to creating with you!

 

 

 

 

Advanced UnEarthed class 

If you have done one of my workshops or you are a sand caster then this is the class for you!!

In my one day workshop I will be teaching more advanced techniques like resizing and adding findings in the sand, casting with multiple sprews, and also how to cast in place faceted and cabochon gemstones!

This workshop is specifically designed for more advanced creators who are interested in increasing their knowledge and skill in sand casting. You will leave the workshop inspired with new techniques to practice at home. Unfortunately there wont be much time to clean up all your pieces during class. You will need access to a studio for finishing your castings.

I will be providing 30g of sterling silver and a variety of synthetic stones with the option of buying faceted and cabochon sapphires. Sand casting cut stones can be tricky so best to start out with the synthetic stones I supply before using real gemstones. I offer an extensive array of objects to mould and cast, but you can bring along your own hard objects. You also have the option of bringing your own metal, and gemstones to add a more personal touch to the experience. Any gemstone that is 7.5 or higher on Mohs hardness scale should be suitable for the cast in place process. The materials provided will allow you to make up to 3 pieces of jewellery. If you need more than 30g of silver there will be an option to purchase extra on the day. Cash or card accepted.

Really all you need to bring is yourself! Snacks, tea and coffee are also offered. Please arrive dressed appropriately: closed in shoes, long pants, hair tied back; note that we are working with clay, so it can get a little messy. The classes are limited to 6 students to ensure a guided, attentive experience. I look forward to creating with you!

 

 

Cost: $435-$450 

Duration: 7 hours over one class 

 

Workshop location: Workshop6,  486 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

October the 31st for Beginners

November the 1st for Advanced

 

Workshop locaion: Workspace Studios, Toi Pōneke, 61 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

November the 7th for Beginners

Novemeber the 8th for Advanced

 

Workshop location: Claw Creative studio 120-122 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy Melbourne

June the 27th for Beginners

June the 28th for Advanced

July the 5th for Advanced 

 

Workshop location: Mayben artisan jeweller Suite 9 115/113 Main Rd, Moonah Tasmania

June the 6th for Beginners.

December the 5th for Beginners.

June the 7th for Advanced 

December 6th for Advanced.

 

Workshop location:  Hodak & Young Somewhere in the hills and valleys of Wildes Meadow, NSW 

 

Workshop Location: Kin Gallery G06-27 Lonsdale St Braddon, Canberra

June the 16th, 18th, 20th for Beginners.

June the 17th, 19th for Advanced.

 

Workshop Location: North Brisbane Lapitdary Club Albert Bishop Park, Nudgee Rd, Nundah, Brisbane

July the 12th for Beginners.

July the 11th for Advanced.

 

Workshop Location: Jewellery Collective, 80 Howard St, Nambour QLD.

August the 29th for Beginners.

August the 30th for Advanced.

 

Workshop Location: CQ University 554-700 Yaamba Rd, Norman Gardens, Rockhampton, QLD

 

Workshop Location: Hammer and Hand Gallery, 1/4 Ti-Tree Pl, Byron Bay NSW