Lost Wax (Investment) Casting is the art of casting a metal piece from a wax model, which is destroyed in the process. This technique can be used to produce jewelry, small sculpture, and parts for fabrication.
This two-session class is designed to introduce students to the art of investment casting using the equipment in the Artisan’s Asylum casting shop.
Students will learn the process of investment casting by taking an instructor-supplied model made of wax and casting it in brass. The class will start with model preparation, attaching sprues, investing the model and removing the model to create a mold. In the second session students will pour the metal into their mold, then deinvest and retrieve the metal piece.
The goal of this class will be to introduce students to the investment casting process and train students to safely use the equipment in the Artisan’s Asylum Casting Shop with a partner. Separate tool testing is required for sign-off to use the shop independently. Students will take home a metal object that they cast themselves.
All materials for the class are provided. Students should wear boots or closed-toed shoes as well as a heavy-duty long sleeved shirt, such as flannel or a heavy work shirt and long pants. Information for students interested acquiring any equipment of their own will be covered in class.
Saturday, August 17th
Sunday, August 18th
This class will not run with fewer than 2 students.