Working in wax offers jewelers great possibilities for creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. Learn to carve wax using files and burrs, apply heat for building up wax model or repairing mistakes and finishing techniques to obtain a clean casting. Completed projects will be professionally cast with explanation of process. Beginner.
Course Fee $440
02/04/2013 to 03/11/2013
Wax II offers instruction on one of the most requested class projects which is carving a ring that includes a bezel. Focus will be placed on planning the design as well as setting the stone. The tools used in this class will be the same as for Wax I. This course is offerred once a year. Intermediate.
Course Fee $440
04/08/2013 to 05/13/2013
06/17/2013 to 07/22/2013
174 North 11th Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211 • (718) 387-6200
A 10% discount is applies to a second course when booking more than one course. A further discount of 15% is applied to a third course.
3 hours of benchtime are included with each class. Bench time is available every Tuesday 6pm - 9pm and some Saturday afternoons 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Blocks of benchtime are available as well as an hourly rate. The studio is also available for benchtime by appointment.
Susan Barth's fascination with three dimensional art and ornament was always there as a child but her formal exploration began after being accepted into New York City's High School of Art and Design where she studied sculpture for two years. Later on, she decided to take an intensive six month course in jewelry making where she first learned about the Lost Wax Process, a technique where your design is sculpted into a block of wax and is then cast into your preferred metal. Considering her background in sculpture it turned out to be her ideal craft medium. She then apprenticed for five years at a jewelry firm in New York City, after which she went to work for Barry Kieselstein-Cord, a well known New York jewelry designer and stayed for six years working on the creation of new collections. It was at the end of this time, that she switched back to freelancing once again, which allowed her the time and flexibility to begin the development of her own work. A few years later Susan launched her collection at the ACC Baltimore Craft Show. It was here, at her first show, that she was awarded the 1998 Award of Excellence for Jewelry by the American Craft Council. The award recipients were selected by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author, and collector.