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Sand Casting Workshop

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm

Metal casting is an ancient technique that has been in practice since the Bronze Age with earliest known castings originating in 3200 BC and the earliest sand castings in 645 BC. Sand casting is excellent for creating detailed, three-dimensional forms in metal. The beauty of sand casting is not only the characteristic granular texture it imports to the finished casting, but also the immediacy of its execution. There is no waiting for burnout of the wax as in lost wax casting. In fact, no kiln is required at all for sand casting! Thus sand casting greatly reduces the investment in equipment, perfect for the studio jeweler on a limited budget.

Demonstrations will be given on model-making, sand mold construction, and metal casting.

Each student will leave the workshop having completed their own bronze pendants!

Beginning to advanced jewelry students welcome!

All materials are included in the workshop.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. Bring your own sack lunch or grab lunch in the area.

Fee: $140.00 per student, includes materials
Call studio to register offline at 619-299-9619.

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Product Description

Sand Casting Workshop

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10am to 6pm

Sand casting is excellent for creating detailed, three-dimensional forms in metal. Beginning to advanced students welcome!

Instructor: Tara Magboo

Ms. Magboo has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she discovered her love of jewelry fabrication. She continued to pursue higher education at San Diego State University for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. The interdisciplinary approach of her formal education broadened her technical abilities in a variety of materials beyond metal, such as acrylic plastic, wood, resin, and alabaster. In addition, her practical experience working in the fashion jewelry industry, as well as exhibiting her own work professionally, has brought her abilities full-circle, enabling her to become a more well-rounded instructor. Tara taught beginning through advanced jewelry making courses at the UCSD Crafts Center for almost five years and continues to teach here at Whaley Studios. She is also the sole proprietor of her own jewelry business “Magboo Jewelry Company” and sells her work at various retail shows such as Comic-Con International.