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Jewellery: Casting with Gemstones (Mixed Level)

Course Description


On this two-day course, you will explore the captivating technique of casting gemstones directly within delft clay. This course will walk you through the process of selecting stones suitable for this method, as well as instructing you on the proper placement of gems within the mold to ensure successful castings. All basic material provided, but please note we do not provide precious metals. Please contact us before enrolling if you want to bring or use your own gems.

Location: Camden

Course Content


On this two-day course, you will explore the captivating technique of casting gemstones directly within delft clay. This course will walk you through the process of selecting stones suitable for this method, as well as instructing you on the proper placement of gems within the mold to ensure successful castings. All basic material provided, but please note we do not provide precious metals. Please contact us before enrolling if you want to bring or use your own gems.
On this two-day course, you will explore the captivating technique of casting gemstones directly within delft clay. This course will walk you through the process of selecting stones suitable for this method, as well as instructing you on the proper placement of gems within the mold to ensure successful castings. All basic material provided, including bronze and cubic zirconia but please note we do not provide precious metals.

You have the option to bring your own projects or choose from a variety of objects such as toys and jewellery models to replicate in metal. Using the delft clay casting method, we will press the object into an aluminum mold filled with specialized sand that retains its shape when compressed. Gemstones will be delicately added within the mold. Metal will be melted in a crucible and poured into the mold, creating a metal casting from your object.

We recommend bringing any sterling silver jewellery pieces or scraps or casting grains (around 30g to cast 1 to 2 pieces), as well as your own stones if you wish to work with specific ones. A list of suitable stones for the technique can be provided upon request.

Please contact us before enrolling if you want to bring or use your own gems.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk.

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk