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Cuttlefish and Delft Clay Sand Casting

1-Day Course | Jewellery & Silversmithing Techniques

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


Cuttlefish and/or Delft Clay Sand Casting


This course offers the perfect opportunity for you to obtain many Tips of the Trade from a highly experienced Goldsmith who specialises in the use of organic casting techniques.

Cuttlefish Casting

Learn how to carve and press patterns into the surface material and how to prepare the cuttlefish for casting by adding fixing keys, sprues and the casting channel and sealing the final mold.

Delft Clay Sand Casting

Delft Clay Sand is a type of moldable clay that allows model to be pressed into its surface without losing shape, allowing for sharper castings.

Learn about the preparation of a delft clay frame and how to create the impression in clay from your model. Discover best practise for creating sprues, air holes, and carving out a casting channel.


For both techniques obtain tips for calculating casting silver usage and preparing and heating your metal and techniques for cleaning up the cast item.

A really useful course for jewellers wishing to try out organic casting methods.


  • You may also request a Tips of the Trade course from the tutor to get help with troublesome Cuttlefish or Delft Clay casting issues.

Image by kind permission of Tutor Kelvin. All rights reserved.

Course: How to Cast Jewellery with Clay, Sand & Cuttlefish Casting

Course Description

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

Central London, UK

Kelvin B

Course Fee: £350 + Silver

5 Hours

NOTE: A small amount of silver for practise is included in the course fee, however it is likely that you you may need to purchase more or bring your own silver if you do wish to keep your castings.

Vat/Tax not applicable


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  • 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

A small amount of silver for casting is included in the course fee, you made need to purchase more depending on the complexity of your cast designs.

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 any additional metal you require 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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