Casting Techniques

Casting Techniques

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For people with knowledge of jewellery techniques with the aim of increasing his/her skills.

Description

The preparation of the metal to make a jewellery piece starts with casting. To adjust the metal to the desired fineness it is necessary to know how to prepare the alloys of gold and silver.

Depending on the desired object, the metal can be melted in a furnace or in a crucible with a welding torch. Once the metal is melted, it is poured in a hollow recipient so it becomes solid, in ingot molds or in molds. The mold is made from a model of the object or it can be sculpted. In jewellery it is often common to make molds of cuttlefish bones, coal, earth, ceramics and plaster The applied technique depends of the type of object and of the number of items to cast.

Goals

Knowledge of the metal properties, of the most used alloys, the type of flux, the pickling and the annealing processes. Care and recover of the metal. Knowledge of the different types of casting techniques and of the use of different type of molds.

Contents

Delft clay, cuttlefish bone, ceramic plasters. Modeling and casting of organic elements. Introduction to microfusion. Initiation to wax modelling.

Info

  • Professor :
    Jaime Díaz

  • Duration :

    Intensive course of 30 hours.

  • Schedules :

    You can start in any moment of the year from october to july. Personalized course.

    Limited places, you need to check for availability!

  • Price :
    30 hours – 290 €*

    *material not included

  • How to pay :
    100% in the inscription process.

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