Have You Always Wanted To Make Your Own Jewellery?
Then you have to Join us for a Ring Carving Workshop at the Iron Gates, Frome, Somerset.
Our Workshops make for the perfect evening occasion, a gift for a loved one or to be enjoyed as intimate evening with your partner. Led by Josie Mitchell, you'll be able to create your own piece of luxury jewellery hand-crafted by you.
What Can I Expect At A Ring Carving Workshop?
Create your own Bespoke Silver Ring
Using 100% sustainable recycled silver you will learn how to cast your own Silver Ring through the lost art of wax casting. Which will be custom fit to you. You will on the evening be able to upgrade to a wide ring (+£20)
Work with a variety of Traditional Silversmithing Tools.
In this class you will learn how to make a bespoke ring to your perfect ring size using a variety of different tools to carve and sculpt the wax ring to your personal taste.
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Join our next Workshop
In this workshop you will learn how to create your own bespoke silver ring through the art of lost wax casting. Explore mindfulness through creativity in a safe space where anything is possible. Your bespoke wax ring will be cast in Birmingham's jewellery quarter using the ancient lost wax casting technique. Your ring will then be finished by Josie and posted back to you. In this class you will learn how to make a bespoke ring to your perfect ring size using a variety of different tools to carve and sculpt the wax ring to your personal taste.
Have your own Party Workshop.
A 2-3 Hour Sessions with a minimum of 7 participants and up to 15 Participants.
How it works
In this workshop you will experience the art of lost wax casting and learn how to create your very own ring with Josie using a wide range of natural and organic tools to sculpt and carve a unique silver or brass ring.
Josie will come to your house with a supply of tools, worksheets and materials to carve your own ring. Once the workshop is complete, Josie will send off the wax rings to be cast at the Birmingham jewellery quarters in the participants preferred metal. The rings will then be finished by Josie in her Frome studio and sent back to each participant's home address. Ticket price includes postage and casting charges. There will be an additional charge of £10 for large/heavy rings that require more materials. This quote is for silver/brass rings only. Please get in touch to enquire about casting in gold. This workshop is perfect for a group setting and encourages everyone to explore creativity in a safe environment. This workshop is great for all skill levels and does not require any previous experience. All tools will be supplied, but if you would like to bring along your own textures/ natural tools, you are more than welcome to do so. Cost per person: £75 Skill level: Beginner-intermediate Perfect for: Hen party's, baby showers, birthdays, etc.
1-2-1 studio workshop
Learn the art of lost wax casting in a 1 2 1 class in Josie’s Frome studio. Work alongside Josie and enjoy a unique experience that is tailored to your needs. This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to learn the art of lost wax casting in a more intimate setting, or would like to explore the best ways to start wax carving as a hobby or job. Learn specialist techniques like casting stones within the metal in this fun and creative experience. Create up to 5 wax treasures and choose your favourite to be cast in recycled materials.
How it works
Join Josie in her Frome studio in the centre of town. Josie will create a tailored experience that will teach you all about the ancient technique of lost wax casting. You will have full access to all of Josie’s tools (and knowledge) during the time of this immersive workshop, and you will come away feeling inspired and full of creative energy!
Explore a range of natural tools to create up to 5 unique treasures. Josie will then send your wax creations to the Birmingham jewellery quarters to be cast using recycled materials of your choice. Josie will then finish the pieces in her studio and send them to you (or book in for a few hours and learn how to finish the pieces in their metal form).
This price includes access to all tools and wax materials. An additional charge for material will be added for any pieces you would like to have cast. Please feel free to bring along any stones or materials you want to experiment with.
£35 per hour (recommended 3 hours per class)
Skill level: beginner-intermediate
Couples Ring Carving Workshop
Make your wedding rings with Josie in an intimate setting and enjoy the playful, intuitive process of wax carving in the comfort of your own home. Learn how to carve and sculpt a ring to your perfect size, using organic tools to create unique textures, or hand engrave for a sentimental finish. Josie will talk you through the step-by-step process of wax casting so you come away with the ring for your special day.
How it works
Josie will come to your home with a wide selection of tools and textures and walk you through the process of creating your very own ring through the art of lost wax casting. At the end of the workshop, Josie will send the wax carvings to the Birmingham jewellery quarters to be cast by specialist casters. Josie will then finish the rings in her Frome studio and make any necessary adjustments to size or texture that is needed. The rings will be sent (or hand delivered) to you in sustainable packaging with a complimentary polishing cloth ready for the big day.
Professional hand engravings for £35 per ring
Stone setting from £30-£150 per ring
Hallmarking £15 per ring
This price does not include the cost of silver or gold.
£165 per hour (recommended 2-3 hours)
Skill level: Beginner-intermediate
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We are delighted to be able to offer so many different types of Workshops. Including Frome Based, Private Party, Couples Wedding Rings or 1-21 sessions. Please contact with all of your requirements below, we can't wait to teach you!
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