Lost Wax Casting

Carve a silver ring using wax!

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In this fun and relaxing class you will model and carve wax with simple hand tools to create your very own jewellery piece. In the first session you will design, measure and carve your wax ring. It will be cast in silver by a commercial caster before you come back to the second session. 

You will then learn how to remove the sprue, emery, and hand finish to your chosen surface which could include satin, polish or oxidised. There will be time to create several wax models and play with different types of wax.

The skills you will take away from this class include:

  • Working out how to refine your ideas and ring design

  • Knowledge of how to use precision measuring tools

  • The ability to practise wax carving techniques

  • Knowledge of how to finish the surface of ring by hand to desired effect

There will be a small fee for casting and metal on top of the class cost.  This will depend on the size of your piece.

This is an excellent technique to learn if you are a jewellery enthusiast, as you can set yourself up at home with a limited amount of tools - and you don't need any prior experience!  It is a great entry in to jewellery making, and is a technique that you can easily make quite simple statement pieces, and progress to more intricate designs as your skills improve. 

About your teacher

Marina Civiero is a contemporary jeweller of 30 years. She has run her own successful jewellery business which has included a retail shop front in Newtown, participating in design markets, contributing to contemporary jewellery exhibitions and  wholesaling to boutiques and design galleries across Australia.

She was a teacher at TAFE NSW for 15 years and has delivered various jewellery workshops including at Sturt School, Mittagong. 

Taking inspiration from many sources, including interiors, nature and fabrics, Marina enjoys incorporating colour and texture into her work. Utilising textile techniques such as printing and weaving, there is a strong sense of hand work and stitching. Through attempting to replicate textiles processes and textures, there is also a reminder of her childhood and of her mother constantly hand and machine knitting, sewing and stitching. 

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What you will learn
  • You will learn a really versatile jewellery technique
What you will get
  • Rad jewellery making skills!

What to bring
  • Sketches, ideas and a notebook and pen
What to wear

Casual clothing with closed in shoes

Appropriate for

Anyone and everyone!

Refund Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.


I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).


MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer.  If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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