Lost Wax Casting isn’t just for wax! As C.S. in Grade 12 proves, organic materials like branches, twigs, and even bugs can be cast out of metal. After some experimentation, C.S. cast this cedar branch out of sterling silver: it looks incredible (in-process photo also included here).
Also featured is an unfinished sterling silver pendant cast out of a piece of Cumberland bark. Experiments like this are always welcome in the Highland Jewelry shop!
Perfect chess board by T.G. in Grade 12 (self-directed project). Black Walnut and Poplar woods were used for the board and pieces, and all pieces were hand-turned on the wood lathe. Great work, T.!
Another round of incredible castings by C.P. (pawprint), A.B. (snowflake), J.D. (biohazard symbol), and A.F. (skull). All castings are designed by the student, carved out of a plaster blank with various tools, cast out of pewter, then filed, sanded, and polished to perfection. Great work, everyone!
Impressive castings by K.M., K.L., C.E., and L.M.! All castings are designed by the student, carved out of a plaster blank with various tools, cast out of pewter, then filed, sanded, and polished to perfection.
These Grade 9/10 students wanted to try something a bit more advanced for their pendant projects! After designing and cutting out an image by hand with a jeweller’s saw, each student sweat-soldered their piece onto a different type of metal. Incredible work, everyone: I am so impressed! Browning logo by J.M-J., octopus by N.M., and howling wolf by C.P.
Gorgeous earrings made with re-purposed dimes by Grade 11 student J.A., and hand-cut and shaped fishing lures by Grade 12 student M.F.
Check out these unique steel-tempered pendants, all done by C.H. in Grade 11. After tempering the steel, students choose and engrave a unique design for their pendants/keychains. Great work!
Beautiful boxes by C.M., R.T., J.M., and B.B. in Grade 11! Wood-burning and resin-epoxy fill done by hand, and lathe handles are uniquely designed by each student.
Some amazing work by A.C., C.B., C.H., and A.B. in Jewelry 9/10. Each student chooses their own design and metal, then cuts it out by hand with a jeweller’s saw (definitely a key skill in jewelry-making!). These folks nailed it: great job!
Impressive jeweller’s saw work by A.F., K.M., and K.L. (four-leaf clovers), as well as J.D. (wolf), and M.T. (Shy Guy! Super Mario 2 is timeless!).