Learn the art of metalsmithing here in Mid-Town Wilmington NC From jewelry and metal artist Chelsea Lea
Studio Space is limited to 2- 4 people at a time
Lost Wax Casting: 2 day class a weekend workshop on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm both days Learn to carve, and sculpt the wax then cast in sterling silver, gold, or bronze. Finish the metal jewelry on the second day of class. Includes all tools, instruction, inspiration and advice. Want to melt your old wedding band? This could be a great class for that! Cost is $350 per person + additional metal
Cuttle Fish Bone Casting: a one day 3 hour class Learn the primitive casting technique of cuttle fish bone casting. The metal sterling silver is a separate fee, Schedule is flexible for the 3 hours of the day. Preference for 1PM-4PM or 10AM-1PM, Please specify which day of the week you prefer. Cost is $125
Hot Date Night : a 3 hour class Make your own wedding bands. or Make matching friendship rings. Rings are simple bands made with texture without any gemstones. Learn how to make a ring from flat metal stock, by annealing, filing, soldering, sanding and polishing. Champagne, beer, or wine afterwards with an hour of socializing in the metal studio. 3 hour class Price includes drink and light snacks, at $200 each. Sterling silver or 14kt gold available additional charge. If there is a specific metal you want please allow time to order or manufacture example: 14kt rose gold. Last hour is a social hour for hanging out in the studio space, talking and enjoying charcuterie. $400 per couple (Includes drink of choice & small charcuterie board please specify drink/vegan/meat) Charcuterie cutting board will also be available for purchase.
Metal Fabrication Private Lesson Need some help with metal fabrication or want to go over the basics again? We can go over soldering techniques, stone setting, forging, metal forming, and fabrication tricks and tips. Smith Mini Torch (Oxygen & Propane) or Acetylene torch available. Private lessons range from $50 per hour. Please specify what project you have in mind. Some copper and brass will be provided. Sterling Silver is an additional cost.
Contact: ChelseaLeaMetals@Gmail.com to set up your metal class
Waxes made for the Lost Wax casting technique (2 day class)