Silicone Mould Making

Beginner to Advanced

In the Silicone Mould Making for Jewellery workshop students of all skill sets learn how to make silicone moulds for jewellery and small objects. This is a fun and practical workshop in which students get to experiment with silicone and develop an understanding of how this process could be used to make multiples in materials like wax and resin.

 

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Course Skill Level:

Perfect for those with jewellery experience and those starting out on their jewellery making journey.


course details

  • $185 inc GST
  • All day session
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm


SquarePeg is a great space with a very creative vibe. My experience with both a weekly workshop and intensive weekend workshops teaching particular jewellery techniques have been so instructive and fun

— Lyn, Happy Student


ABOUT THE COURSE

In this intensive one day workshop contemporary jeweller and experienced mould maker Erin Keys will take students through all the steps involved in mould making for jewellery and small objects. Students will be introduced to the uses and possibilities of mould making, as well as tools and materials that can be used.

Students will have the opportunity to make several moulds using models we have, and can also bring along their own models for discussion with the tutor. Erin will demonstrate how to make a block mould and how to cut and release the models, and share tips and tricks from her experiences making moulds for her artworks.

A wax model will be taken from the moulds made in class, and students can take there waxes to the commercial caster for casting into metal at a later date.

 

 

What You'll Learn

What students learn

Silicone mould making for jewellery

The best mould making technique for your project

What materials/ surfaces can be moulded

How to adapt and modify models to easily mould

Making support and spacers

Cleaning and securing (sprue tips) models

Preparing mould making compound

Mixing / measurements / process

How to make a one piece block moulds

Cutting and releasing models

Tips and tricks

 

What students make

Several pinkysil moulds

Models using wax and or plastimake (depending on model)

Waxes that can be cast at the commercial caster at a later date (additional cost applies)


Practicalities

What is included

Silicone (pinkysil)

Model for moulding

Tools and materials needed for making moulds

Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What you need to bring

A notebook and pen/pencil

An apron

Covered shoes

Your ideas and creativity!

Safety

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back. We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

Meet your tutor

Contemporary jeweller Erin Keys creates graphic works based on ideas in mark making, using traditional jewellery making techniques and laser cutting technology. Her practice involves developing work for exhibition, production and sale. Living in Bosnia Herzegovina 2006-2008, Erin taught creative workshops to Romani children before joining the JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. After completing the 2 year tenure Erin spent 10 months at Australia's iconic Gray Street Workshop; an invaluable residency in her career and personal development. Moving to Sydney in 2010 she joined SquarePeg Studios, a workshop for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment, where she is an active tenant, mentor and teacher. As a Design Developer at Dinosaur Designs, a manufacturer of homewares and jewellery, Erin worked in a small team developing and prototyping designs. 


The team at SquarePeg are great teachers and really made learning about something I knew nothing about a real interest and has now become my new career. I can't speak more highly about my time there and recommend to anyone interested in jewellery making."

— Bradley, Happy Student


Silicone Mould Making

  • $185 inc GST
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm

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