Cuttlefish and/or Delft Clay Sand Casting
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.
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 Fee and Course Date
About the Course Fee
A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor. because, it’s their experience and expertise that you are paying for.
In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.
Vat is not applicable
What is the course fee?
Select your tutor / course location option from the table below to see what your course fee is.
Course fee's quoted are subject to tutor availability.
Why are course fee's different?
Because the course fee is mainly determined by each individual tutor's day rate.
What is the course date?
The course date is for you to decide, subject to tutor availability.
Simply enquire about a couple of preferred course date options and I will check the tutor availability for you.
About the Materials
Materials and 20g of casting silver are included in the course fee.
See notes in tutor table.
Tutors & Course Fee
Only expert tutors
Your tutor will only be an established highly skilled Goldsmith or Jewellery Industry professional.
Practical courses are taught in the workshop of your tutor. This will give you the added benefit of seeing first-hand how they carry-out their own professional trade practise.
See how their workshop is set up.
See which tools they find invaluable.
Find out some of their trade secrets.
Flexible to suit, usually 9.30am to 4.30pm
Lunch is not provided so you'll need to bring a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirments.
Do you have a question?
Please make an general course enquiry or request a Course Information sheet.
The focus is on you
Courses are individually tailored to suit your skill level and requirements wherever technically possible and feasible in the time allowed on the day of your course, as determined by the tutor.
When making a course enquiry please provide as much information as you can about what you want to acheive on your course.
All your information will better prepare the tutor so that you can obtain the best possible course experience.
How to Book
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Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by PayPal or BACS invoicing.
Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £65 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 another date if you wish.
Should I need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances I will refund your course fee in full.
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