CraftED: Lost Wax Casting Pendants with Anastasia Pindera
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of lost wax casting including wax carving, casting, and metal finishing methods. These skills will be applied to the creation of a sterling silver pendant which will be attached to a chain to create a piece of jewellery.
This workshop takes place over two sessions. In the first session, participants will carve their pendant which will then be taken to be cast in metal. In the second session, the focus will be on sanding and polishing the metal pendant, attaching a jump ring and sterling silver chain.
About the Instructor:
Anastasia Pindera is an interdisciplinary visual artist who creates work from her studio in Winnipeg, Canada on Treaty No. 1 territory. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she focused on jewellery design and metalsmithing.
Pindera creates contemporary jewellery and wearable sculpture installations to explore how social power, particularly patriarchy and capitalism, manifests in the body and influences how we present and feel about ourselves. The body is the main subject in her metalwork, which explores gender, sexuality and Western beauty ideals. She intentionally invites a sense of discomfort into her practice to challenge expected norms surrounding adornment and the body. Pindera is the recipient of several arts awards and has exhibited work internationally.
Accessibility Information about the space: 329 Cumberland has wheelchair access around the right side of the building. The C2 Centre has gender neutral family washrooms.
June 5th, 2023 | 6-9 pm
June 19th, 2023 | 7-9 pm
In-person at the C2 Centre for Craft
Registration: $210 (registration is non-refundable)
Includes: carving wax, sterling silver casting grain, jump ring and chain as well as the casting process and tools. Each participant will get to keep their tools at the end of the workshop!
Tools include: a saw frame and blades, a bench pin, carving tools, sanding sticks and polishing materials, files and an alcohol lamp and wicks.
Registration deadline: May 24, 2023
Register through the form below! Once your registration form has been submitted stay on this page, as you will be redirected to a form for payment for the workshop which will complete your registration.
Any questions regarding this workshop?
Contact MCC Programme Coordinator, Katrina Craig at [email protected] or (204) 615-3951.