Experimental Sand Casting


Sun 26th May

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Experimental Sand Casting
Sunday 26th May

Level: Intermediate – previous experience required. This sand casting workshop is ideal for those who have some previous studio experience and are comfortable working with both butane (handheld) and propane torches.

Join us at CSSJ for an experimental sand casting workshop where we’ll introduce you to one of the most ancient forms of casting with a modern twist. Sand-casting is a simple, fun introduction to casting and an excellent way to reuse scrap silver from previous projects. In the first half of the class, we’ll explore which shapes will work best with sand-casting and look at how we can cast a stone in place. We’ll spend some time building moulds incorporating your choice of cubic zirconia or sea glass, and learn how to calculate silver weights to guarantee the perfect pour every time. Then, while you enjoy your lunch break, your experienced tutor will safely conduct all the molten metal pours. In the afternoon, we’ll learn how to remove ‘sprues’ and tidy up your cast silver pieces to a high-quality finish. Finally, you will learn how to attach findings to your casting and leave with a unique pendant!

What to bring

  • All the tools and materials you need for the Experimental Sand Casting Workshop are provided but feel free to bring along any small pieces of sea glass that you would like to incorporate into your design.
  • Please bring along glasses if you need them
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. Why not order yourself a CSSJ apron to make you feel right at home in your workshop?
  • If you have long hair please wear it up
  • If you are the type of person who prefers to arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest page filled with jewellery making information and inspiration just for you!
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits are supplied, bring your own lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to eat

Course Info

Sunday 26th May
11 am – 5 pm (1 full hour lunch break whilst the pours are carried out)

Central Scotland School of Jewellery, Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane

**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to a lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled**


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