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What will you be doing?

This workshop offers the opportunity to make jewellery using the lost wax technique. You will work with wax and learn how to make a wax casting tree, how to plaster the model and burn it out in the kiln. Finally, you will cast using the sling- or vacuum machine.

Sling- and vacuum casting are two casting methods. Sling casting involves using a rotational or centrifugal force to distribute the molten metal evenly in the casting model. In vacuum casting, you use a vacuum pump to remove air from the casting model, reducing the chance of porosity or other unevenness in the casting.

During the workshop, you will go through the entire process: from wax carving to casting. Models will be cast in silver or brass.


Practical information

  • Included: wax, rubbers, plaster and brass.

  • Note! Silver is not included. If you want to cast in silver, you can bring your own silver.

  • If needed, you can purchase silver from DIVA's limited supply.


Workshop facilitator

The workshop will be led by Kathleen Frisson. She is a jewellery designer and teacher at the d'Academie of Sint-Niklaas.

Demonstration slingcasting during the reopening of DIVA (March 2023)

More info?

Contact or +32 (0)3 360 52 52.


Do you have to cancel your workshop? Up to two weeks (14 days) before the start of the workshop, you pay a € 50 administration fee. If you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop start date, you will be charged the full amount. However, you can always suggest a substitute.

The organiser has the right to cancel the workshop in case of insufficient (paying) registrations or force majeure circumstances. You will then receive a full refund.