When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Ali Forbes
  • Course Code K23MCAD11A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This 3-hour weekly course on Tuesdays (10 am – 1 pm) offers beginners the chance to learn about how to carve wax to make their own jewellery pieces. By the end of this 6-week course, you will know how to carve wax to make your own rings and other small pieces of jewellery. You will also learn how to familiarise yourself in our well-stocked jewellery studio in Morley College North Kensington. The course will focus on handling carving wax and creating both formal carved models and experimental works. This widely used commercial technique is popular because it offers an opportunity for repetition and batch production as well as the freedom to explore sculptural jewellery designs. The course will include liaison with an established commercial casting company and students will be required to pay a fee to produce a cast piece of their own in either bronze or silver at a cost of approximately £7 - £20. There will be an additional small fee of £2.50 for materials.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Cut, carve and heat form wax
  • Develop your own designs in wax to be cast
  • Understand the wax carving and casting process
  • Finish, clean and polish your cast piece of jewellery

Class format and activities

Practical, tutor-led workshops in the North Kensington Jewellery studio.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for beginners. Curiosity and readiness to experiment with tools and materials which may be unfamiliar and challenging to you are an advantage!

What you need to know before you enrol

Health & Safety information will be given at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary.

What you need

All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. It would also be helpful to bring: An apron, a fine cd black marker pen, pencil, paper/ sketchbook for drawing on. It is also suggested that you bring a design or picture(s) of a project you would like to carve.

What you can do next

Morley offers Jewellery classes day, evening and weekends for students at all levels of experience. Additionally, specialised short courses are provided which focus on specific skills and techniques. If you have enjoyed this course you may want to develop your jewellery making skills on our certificate courses .