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Intro Wax Carving & Delft Clay Casting Course

2-Day Course | Private 1:1 Tuition

All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

This course has been specially designed to provide an ideal opportunity and inspiration to creative workers in jewellery, artists or craftspeople who wish to inform or develop their design portfolio by using organic wax model making and sand casting techniques to create organically formed Jewellery or small items/amulets.

Techniques include:

  • Wax Carving

  • Smelting (Melting Silver / Gold)

  • Casting in Sand (Delft Clay type)

Wax Carving

To begin you will receive guided practical step-by-step instruction for learning the carving/sculpting methods and the use of a variety tools to create a wax model suitable for casting. Your skill in creating refined fine detail comes with practise of the techniques learned after the course, however your tuition in this course covers all the essential techniques you need to get started modelling your own designs in Wax.

Option Gems: You may like to include small gemstones in your wax models and you can ask the tutor the possibility and cost to include this technique option in your tuition.

Delft Clay/Sand Casting

This type of mouldable clay allows wax models to be pressed into its surface without losing shape, allowing for sharper casting outcomes. To start you will learn about the preparation and making of a delft sand/ clay frame and how to create the impression in clay/sand from your wax model. During this process you will be learning best practice casting for the making of sprues, air holes, and for carving out a casting channel, all in preparation for pouring the molten metal.

The tutor will guide your practice of calculating casting precious metal quantity for your model and the preparation of heating your precious metal ready for pouring into the mould. Once your cast metal model has hardened you will learn how to remove casting sprues and clean and polish your precious metal cast model ready for use.

Materials: Metals (Silver/ Gold) are not provided because we cannot determine before your course how much you will use for the design of your choice. You therefore pay the tutor for the precious metal you use during the course. You may bring your own precious metals, but you must speak to the tutor in advance to advise what you are bringing.

A very useful, inspiring course with step-by step instruction and many tips of the trade from an expert specialist tutor.

  • Course content is guided by your training needs, and you will discuss what you might like to make with the tutor in more detail once you have booked.

This course is suitable for anyone, no jewellery skills are required

Tutor Options

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

Course Type and/or
Workshop Location

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience

London, UK

Kelvin  : Goldsmith 

Course Fee: Upon request


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  • Advise your details on the form provided.

  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. We understand you may need more information.

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Additional Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date of day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

Courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their trade works to teach. 

About Materials

Metals for tuition practise is NOT included in the course fee.

This is because Bespoke Courses are tailored to suit  individual makers needs and their individual progress on the day of teaching. Therefore the amount of materials you use on the day cannot be determined in advance, and you pay the tutor direct on the day for the metal you use for practise.

Booking/Payment Information

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN SWIFT or PayPal for International students).


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Information

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of *£95  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full. Please note, travel and accommodation booked is not eligible for a refund/reimbursement, if you are worried about this we recommend you contact your own Insurer for advice.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable, £95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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