Course Summary

Looking for a jewellery course that allows you to explore different forms and create beautiful pieces with minimal tools and experience? In this course students are encouraged to design and make their own jewellery using the lost wax casting technique. You will learn about the casting process and get hands on experience in crafting jewellery and the techniques involved in finishing and polishing pieces.

Pieces are cast in brass or silver. Small pieces cast in brass are covered by course fees; however silver pieces are paid for by students.

Course Sessions

Sunday, 16th May - 2 classes


Session ID HVG24402C
16 May - 23 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$379 / $360 (conc)
Teacher
Jana King

Sunday, 18th July - 2 classes


Session ID HVG24403C
18 Jul - 25 Jul 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$379 / $360 (conc)
Teacher
Jana King

Using the lost wax-casting method, create precious or non-precious jewellery such as brooches, rings, pendants, cuff links, necklaces and small sculptural items. Course includes modelling in wax to produce original artwork. You may also use organic material including, seedpods and leaves or non-organic material such as moulded plastic items.

Please note: The casting process is thoroughly explained by the tutor, but the final casting is carried out by an external supplier.

 

Originating from Queensland, Jana moved to Melbourne to study an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Manufacture at NMIT. In her Graduating year she was awarded student of the year in addition to the Gallery Ready Award. Since graduating in 2013, Jana has been involved in a number of group exhibitions around Melbourne. In 2014 she studied a small business Management at RMIT while completing a residency in The Project Space at Northcity4.

Jana's current aesthetic is strongly influenced by spherical forms from both nature and architecture. These rudimentary shapes have consequently governed her latest collection. Jana uses hand forging techniques to replicate and emulate these forms in her work. Powder-coating, a robust, industrial surface finish has also become a prevalent component in her latest collection.

  • Please bring a notebook and pen.
  • Wax and other basic materials are provided. Extra costs will depend on the scale of your project and choice of materials. Course fee includes the making of small jewellery and/or objects in wax that can then be commerically cast in brass or – for an addtitional fee – in silver, payable by the student.
  • For safety, please wear covered toe shoes (no sandals) and bring an apron or shirt to protect your clothes.  Long hair must be tied back.
Last updated: May 13, 2021 12:31pm