Sand casting jewellery masterclass

What you'll do

Sand casting is a deeply rewarding and therapeutic craft. This age-old technique is used to create replicas of things in sand. The process involves pouring molten metal into a two-part mould to create a copy, in this case, recycled sterling silver.

Issi's workshops are a great way to transform old silver into something new. You'll feel chuffed you made some jewellery with your own hands! Choose between a pendant or an earring.

Sand casting doesn't only produce unique pieces but durable ones too. To get started, please bring along a small object of your choice. (Something sturdy enough to compact sand around it.) Some of your host's favourite nature-inspired pieces include acorns, twigs and shells. Buttons, coins and small trinkets are also great, just make sure they're no larger than 2-3cm.

In the workshop, you'll create a replica of your found object in silver. Turn it into a pendant or earring by learning basic jewellery techniques such as soldering and polishing. Make it sparkle! Only 8 spaces are available so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

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What you'll do

Sand casting is a deeply rewarding and therapeutic craft. This age-old technique is used to create replicas of things in sand. The process involves pouring molten metal into a two-part mould to create a copy, in this case, recycled sterling silver.

Issi's workshops are a great way to transform old silver into something new. You'll feel chuffed you made some jewellery with your own hands! Choose between a pendant or an earring.

Sand casting doesn't only produce unique pieces but durable ones too. To get started, please bring along a small object of your choice. (Something sturdy enough to compact sand around it.) Some of your host's favourite nature-inspired pieces include acorns, twigs and shells. Buttons, coins and small trinkets are also great, just make sure they're no larger than 2-3cm.

In the workshop, you'll create a replica of your found object in silver. Turn it into a pendant or earring by learning basic jewellery techniques such as soldering and polishing. Make it sparkle! Only 8 spaces are available so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

  • Wear comfortable work clothes and be prepared to get broken, dirty nails!

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Issi Bulloch Jewellery and Workshops in Sand Casting

Issi's a self-taught silversmith who casts things she finds from the natural world. This maker transforms recycled silver and handmade brass into unique pieces of jewellery.

After exploring different forms of casting from vacuum to cuttlefish and sand casting, Issi wants to give back some knowledge she's gained in workshops at Bristol's Prior Shop.

Sand casting or delft clay is an age-old technique used to create replicas of things in sand. The process involves pouring molten metal into a two-part mould to create a copy, in this case, recycled sterling silver. Issi's workshops are a great way to use up old silver and make something new that's made by your own hands too.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Issi Bulloch Jewellery and Workshops in Sand Casting.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

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Price
£75 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.