Small Scale Sand Casting by Jesse Bert / Online Course

Workshop  /  Making   ProfessionalPractice   OnLineCourse  /  18 Jul 2020  -  19 Jul 2020
Published: 23.06.2020
Small Scale Sand Casting by Jesse Bert / Online Course.
Pocosin Arts
Michelle Clower
DEADLINE: 17/07/2020
Jesse Bert. Piece: Covid Compass, 2020. Copper, bronze, shibuichi, silver. Hand stamped, sand cast, hydraulic die-formed, riveted, soldered.. Jesse Bert
Piece: Covid Compass, 2020
Copper, bronze, shibuichi, silver. Hand stamped, sand cast, hydraulic die-formed, riveted, soldered.
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The goals of this 2-part Online class is for participants to learn the basics of casting small metal objects in sand. Through a detailed step-by-step approach, students will learn important ins and out of the process with special consideration for building a cleaner crisper more effective mold, which is one of the biggest keys to the whole process.
Since a master object used for casting metal in sand is never damaged or lost, I hope to impress on the participants what an extremely useful and verstile technique this can be to add to your studio practice. My desired outcome for this class is that participants grasp a deeper understanding of Sand Casting, gaining a new level of confidence which will allow them to enjoy a fun process while continueing to explore and learn more on their own.
/ Jesse Bert

Specific details to be covered in this class include the following:
  • How to select an object for casting
  • Preparing and molding your object in sand
  • Selecting the proper tools for cutting your gates and vents in sand
  • Preparing gates and vents so that the metal flows best during the pour
  • Weighing out your metal to cast 
  • Selecting a crucible 
  • Casting your object with a torch
  • A basic demonstration for options to clean up your cast object

It's a virtual two-part demonstration workshop via Zoom platform.

When:  18th and 19th July, 2020. Saturday and Sunday, 4-6 pm ET (both days).
Cost: $115 USD (approx.102 €).
Language: English.

For more complete information about the class, please contact Pocosin Arts directly: or

About the Teacher:
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 univeristy 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 14 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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