Kirsten Perry: Ring Making Using The Lost Wax Casting Method – Make a ring in wax. Take home a unique silver ring that you have made.
Cost $175. Craft members receive a 10% discount. Use discount code ‘craft’. Proof of membership will be required.
Thursday 31 January 6 – 9pm
Thursday 7 February 6 – 9pm
There is no denying it. The ladies of HML think that Kirsten Perry is a genius. She makes art that we want to own, wear, give and play with… Perry has the ability to make ugly stuff beautiful. She creates a world of flotsam and jetsam that is like a cross between the Mighty Boosh, Yo Gabba Gabba, The Goodies, The Young Ones and a whole lot of other great weird stuff that we love.
This is a workshop exploring Lost wax ring casting. Using sculpting techniques that work with the fluid, organic natural forms of soft and melted wax, you can create a unique organic ring without any prior experience. Make a wax ring in class 1, next class clean up and finish the cast silver ring.
What techniques will be covered:
Wax carving, wax moulding with flame and dental tools, sizing a ring, filing off sprues, emery and polish finished silver ring.
What materials will be provided by NC4:
Wax- pink sheet wax, brown sculptor’s wax, dental tools, candles, ring mandrel, files, emery paper.
There will be a small cost for the silver depending on the weight of the ring. Silver is around $2.50/gm
What should students bring?
Ring for size, images of rings you like, sketchbook,
Do students need prior experience?
Kirsten Perry biography
I have a background in Industrial Design, Fine Art (Gold & Silversmithing) and Multimedia. I like to make anthropomorphic forms and to experiment in a variety of media such as metal and clay. Small scale production via mould making allows me to explore variations of similar concepts. My blog, ‘Repugnant Charm’ could sum up the nature of my work. I play with bringing enough beauty to an ugly object or making a beautiful object a little bit ugly. I do this by allowing myself to make mistakes and use them as a feature of my work. When I am making, I usually have a vague image in my mind and let the making process be quick and free of self conscious perfection. I am attracted to artwork with mistakes and wonkiness. It brings a smile to my face and reminds me not to take myself too seriously.