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Jewelry Wax modelling with Calixto Sánchez in Madrid

Workshop  /  Making   Technics   ProfessionalPractice  /  20 Oct 2020  -  01 Nov 2020
Published: 18.10.2020
Jewelry Wax modelling with Calixto Sánchez in Madrid.
Studio Squina
Management:
Sandra Pampín, Gimena Caram
DEADLINE: 27/10/2020
Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez..
Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez.

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Intro
This workshop is a small compendium of modeling that unifies the most important techniques of wax work applied to jewelry and silverware. It will allow the student to update their work under a professional perspective. Its focus is for the student to get the most out of self-management and make their own resources profitable.
Objectives:
  • To learn the most important techniques of working in wax in order to identify the most appropriate technique for each project. Likewise, to acquire a functional knowledge of wax modeling to create quality work.
  • To generate strategies to optimize resources in the workshop, such as learning to work smoothly with modeling techniques and tools, and streamlining the process of creating tools and resources through self-management which will save time, cost and machinery. 
 
Program:
Day 1 - 20 Oct
Creating your own tools:
We will learn how to create the tools we will use according to the type of exercise.
Introduction about techniques and types of waxes, aspects to take into account in the evolution of modeling and carving, compatibility of materials, development of the most important concepts. 
Carving or modeling? Learning the differences in order to decide and identify processes.
Modeling exercise: Relief transformed into full volume piece.
Day 2 - 30 Oct
Initiation to pre-wax setting: Creating claws, grains and basic nozzles. Both for casting with the stones inside and for subsequent setting.
Pre-setting exercises:
Day 3 - 31 Oct
Lathing of chatons and nozzles.
Lathe carving control exercise.
Pre-ring setting exercise: To apply to the model a gem set in claws of creative freedom.
Day 4 - 1 Nov
Carving and modeling: We will use special grinding burs for wax, with this approach we will test their use in the prototypes to learn how to grind with a motor in the future and speed up much of the work of wax carving. We will apply the previous knowledge of the modeling techniques we learned.
Carving exercise (Ring type). A ring will be made according to several characteristics and guidelines. 
 
 
About the instructor:
Calixto Sánchez (1983, Madrid, Spain). He studied  Goldsmithing (Orfebrería) in the  Escuela de Arte nº3. In the "Gremio de Joyeros y Plateros de Madrid" he obtained qualifications in jeweler, stone setter, 3D modeling, wax modeling and wax casting. When he was 22 years old he won an award of “Vogue joyas'' and the nomination of the Best New Designer (2006). In 2009 he won Best Design by the Union of Jewelers of Asturias (Spain). He then worked and further developed his high jewelery skills on commissions from Magerit and Cartier, while working for the former. He later joined a small atelier working strictly handmade on commissions for brands such as Vendôme and Perodri. In 2018 and 2019 he received the award for  "Artesanía del Gobierno del Principado de Asturias'', for the work developed in his own studio, that he co-established and worked in from 2009 to 2020. Since he was 16 years old, Calixto has been working with jewelery, specializing in different techniques that he has been perfecting, developing and teaching, with special emphasis on wax modeling. 2020 will be essentially devoted to pursuing his passion by conducting research, as well as sharing his expertise by teaching, following several invitations from several workshops and schools in Spain and internationally.
 
Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez..
Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez.

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Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez..
Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez.

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Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez..
Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez.

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Work by Calixto Sánchez..
Work by Calixto Sánchez.

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Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez..
Wax modelling process. Work by Calixto Sánchez.

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