I will be teaching The Art Of Lost Wax Casting at Spirit Weavers Gathering
Skullptress pop-up shop in the marketplace of the gathering with many one of a kind adornments and vintage clothes.
SUN SESSION, JUNE 6TH-10TH | MOON SESSION, JUNE 13TH-17TH
ABOUT THE CLASS
Lost wax casting is an art-form that has been used for thousands of years. This ancient process casts a metal sculpture from an original wax sculpture. It is called lost wax casting, since the wax sculpture is lost in the process, which means the wax melts away and metal takes its place.
In this class, you will learn basic wax-smithing techniques to make an original sterling silver ring or pendent. We will work with hand tools and fire, to melt, build and carve wax into your own unique piece of handmade jewelry. You will be creating an exact wax replica of your eventual finished piece of jewelry.
At the end of the class you will have created a finished wax carving. Each individual creation will be casted into sterling silver at Natilie’s jewelry studio. You’re carving will be mailed to you as a finished piece of sterling silver jewelry.
Throughout the class, adornment creation myths and stories will be shared.
Through the ancient ritual of creating adornments, we can awaken and support our most authentic beautiful selfs.
ABOUT SPIRIT WEAVERS
Spirit Weavers Gathering is a five day celebration of cultures past and present, a remembering and practicing of basic human skills to ensure the survival of the body and the soul. Farming practices, working with fibers, weaving, creating ceremony, sharing meals at night and dreams in the morning, the making of plant medicines- singing songs, together as a community- these were the common knowledge ways and part of the simple pleasures of a life lived in balance and harmony with nature. Let us gather together as Women and share our skills in remembrance of the beauty path and an honoring of our Ancestors.