This course is open to members and non-members and experience in jewellery making is preferred. During the sessions the instructor will discuss and demonstrate how to successfully and safely carry out the lost wax casting method, why and how it is used in jewellery production. Participants will learn basic wax carving, how to use wax carving tools, build a tree wax, measure, mix investment and use the vacuum table. Participants will learn the need for a ‘burnout’ schedule and observe from start to finish demonstrations of vacuum casting using the accu-melt and casting torch equipment. Participants will become competent to operate the kaya cast machine for mixing investment and for vacuum casting: Learn how to make and cut 1 rubber/silicone mold using the vulcanizer machine and understand how to use the wax injector to pull waxes.

Course length: 3 sessions of 6 hours. 12hrs directed, 6hrs self-directed. One session a week (over three weeks). 

Dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd of  February 2020; On Sundays

1st Session: Day - Sunday, 9th Feb. 2020 Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

2nd Session: Day - Sunday, 16th Feb. 2020 Time: 2PM – 8PM

3rd Session: Day - Sunday, 23rd Feb. 2020 Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Course price: $325.00
Materials cost: Carving wax and silver up to 10 grams are included in the price. Each participant will have their own flask to build a tree wax. If their tree weighs over 10 grams, the rest of the material will have to be provided by attendees. 

Cancellation policy: For a 100% refund, cancellations or changes must be made at least 48 hours in advance of event date. Contact Member Services to cancel your attendance. There is no refund for no shows.

Members, please be aware that attending a 201 does not give you open access to the Studio. To obtain unrestricted access to a Studio, you must complete the 101 Safety Training for that Studio.

Facilitator: Zef Radi

Zef is a Toronto based jewellery designer with more than 14 years of experience in making handmade and manufactured jewellery. Growing up in a jewellery family Zef inherited the passion towards making handmade pieces from his father, a filigree master. Zef uses this ancient technique in his jewellery. Besides making pieces from scratch, Zef has experience with the Lost Wax Casting  – Process which  helps to create multiple pieces from one singe design.