january, 2024

07jan(jan 7)9:00 am13(jan 13)4:00 pmKathryn WardillSmall Object Casting | Wax & Metal Working9:00 am - 4:00 pm (13)

Event Details

Level: All

Registration: $1095.00 (plus materials)

+ $100 McGregor Workshop Delivery Fee: this covers additional materials, tools, & models (where relevant) specific to this workshop. These will be supplied by McGregor at time of workshop. Payable at time of workshop registration.   


+ $300 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): This is in addition to the McGregor Workshop Fee. Please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’. You may already have some of these items.

Please note suitable for students aged 18+ only.

Workshop Outline

Want to learn the basics of small object casting and be able to make your own small sculptures or jewellery? Teaching the basics of casting, your experienced tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the process. No experience is necessary other than to work with your hands on a small scale. Students need good eyesight and the steady use of both hands. The workshop will introduce the basics of casting and wax techniques such as making cuttlefish casting, hard and soft wax working techniques, and how to prepare and work with the industry for casting, leading to an opportunity for students to have their cast shape made into a finished metal small object. This course will provide you with instruction on safe work practices, understanding tools and equipment, and material preparation. Scheduled class times are highly structured with a balance between demonstrations and students practicing techniques and creating their own creations. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge to continue to make their own wax and cast objects.

Kathryn Wardill is a contemporary jeweller who received her Master of Arts, Fine Art by research from RMIT University. As a jeweller and glass artist she has actively participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally for the last 30 years. Wardill’s dedication to researching jewellery objects which combine metal and glass has resulted in a solo exhibition in the USA as a part of an artist in residency and work presented at Studio Ingot Melbourne. www.wardill.com for more information.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM