Carving Hardwood for Sand Casting with Jesse Bert

Workshop  /  Technics   ProfessionalPractice   Making  /  08 Jan 2020  -  09 Jan 2020
Published: 01.07.2019
Hardwood object carved and cast in bronze by Jesse Bert..
Hardwood object carved and cast in bronze by Jesse Bert.

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Since a master object used for casting metal in the sand is never damaged or lost, carved hardwood can easily be used as a master mold material for casting metal in the sand.
In this class, participants will combine two techniques. The first day of class, jewelry tools will be used to make some beautiful objects carved from hardwood that can easily stand on their own for use in contemporary jewelry. Then, the second day of class use these same objects as molds to cast in metal. Jewelry tools are so versatile, not only can they carve wax, and metal, but hardwoods too. So this is a great place to hit the ground running with new skills and ideas, using tools you already know.

For complete information about tool list, Lab Fee and other questions please contact the 92nd Street Y Jewelry Center directly:

When: January 8th and 9th, 2020.
Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 4 pm both days.
Course Price: $311 USD (275 EUR approx.)
Language: Workshop taught in English or Spanish.

Mexico based artist Jesse Bert holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from RIT in New York, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from ECU in North Carolina. 3 years spent as an apprentice in a tool and die shop before beginning university gave Jesse a strong interest and appreciation for fine hand made tools, which he now uses to embellish his work with delicate texture and design. Over the past 13 years, Jesse has taught metalsmithing and jewelry techniques to students of all skill levels at his own studio in San Miguel de Allende, as well as annual workshops in other cities around the world. Jesse is an adjunct professor at the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Guadalajara. Some prestigious venues where his work has shown include the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC. In 2014 he was a fellow at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts residency program, and in 2019 he participated in a 2-month residency working with a world-renowned German instrument builder.
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