Delft Clay Casting

Course Description

About this course

Have you ever been curious about the casting process? Learn some of the basics while practicing two-part sand casting using a Delft Clay casting setup to create one-off objects in silver and bronze. Using Delft Clay, students have the capability to mold ring blanks, duplicate simple non-brittle natural materials for pendents, or create components for larger pieces. Students will have a chance to cast and clean a number of pieces during the class to take home. Molded objects should be sturdy, non-brittle, and without undercuts; acceptable materials might include wedding bands, solid branches, sea shells or stones, and any number of man-made objects. 

Meet the Instructor

Patrick McMillan

Patrick McMillan has been a practicing jeweler and metalsmith since 2003, when he graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He went on to complete his Masters Degree in Jewelery and Silversmithing at the Birmingham School of Jewellery in England. Since 2009 he has been living in Rhode Island teaching, volunteering, and working in his personal studio, McMillan Metals, where he creates custom jewelry for individual clients and production pieces for companies. In 2017 he launched The Bench, a shared studio and education space for aspiring and experienced jewelers and metalsmiths.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $65 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. The materials kit included delft clay, sterling silver casting grain, bronze casting grain, brass stock, and various other materials needed to complete casting projects. 

Students should bring 
  • object they wish to cast, smaller than 60mm (i.e. small branches, shells, stones, or anything else that's non-brittle and won't easily break under light pressure)
  • any extra gold or silver that you may wish to turn into jewelry
  • drawing implements and notebook
  • any of your favorite jewelry making tools

Tuition

$155.00 $147.25
5% discount until July 11

Materials Cost

$65.00

Instructor

Patrick McMillan

Date

August 10, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Metalwerx
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