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Basic Lost-Wax Casting

Scarab cast ring
Dates
: Sundays: 11 and 18 August 2019, from 10am-4pm

Description: Students will learn the basics of lost-wax casting, including spruing and investing wax patterns; casting, and finishing. We will start with a wax pattern from the Guild’s collection (or one of your own, with instructor approval) and end with one or two finished pieces of Argentium® Sterling silver jewelry. If you do not finish polishing your finished work by the end of the second session, you will be allowed one free Open Shop to do so.

Class fee:
$180, payable at the time of registration.


Materials fee: $30, payable by cash, check, or PayPal to the instructor on the day of class. Fees include 1 troy ounce (ozt) of Argentium® 935-Pro Silver Casting Grain, waxes, and investment. While casting your old silver scrap is certainly possible (and encouraged!), a certain amount of virgin silver is always suggested, and therefore all students will be required to buy at least 1/2 ozt of casting grain. Please let the instructor know by the close of registration if you will only be purchasing 1/2 ozt of casting grain. Silver prices are subject to market fluctuations. 

Requirements
: Bring your own Optivisor if you have one, and something for taking notes (pen & paper, phone, clay tablet & stylus, whatever). Any wax or clay carving tools will also be helpful, but not necessary.



When:
Sunday, August 11, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
Where:
PLG Shop
(behind and below Annapolis Jewelers)
169 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD  21401

4109293742
Contact(s):
Eric Hoffman
Category:
Class
Registration is required before Thursday, August 8, 2019
Payment In Advance Only
To register for this class: Click "Register Now" or contact the instructor. A minimum of 3 students is required for this class to run, and class size will be limited to 6 students. Please note that only PLG members may register for classes; a "Member Signup" link is at the top of the page. If you are a member and do not see the Register Now button, please ensure that you are logged in.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received by participants more than 10 days prior to the event will result in a full refund of class and materials fees, minus a $25 processing fee.

Cancellations received 10 or fewer days prior to the event will result in no refund, and the materials fee will still be due to the instructor within 10 days of the class's end (because any materials have already been ordered for the participant by this time).

Cancellations by the PLG or instructor will result in an opportunity to reschedule or a refund, as determined by the participant.
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