Available workshop spots: 18/05 - 22/06

About

Come and make your own jewellery during one of our workshops!

Over the course of 3.5 hours, we will guide you step by step through the ancient art of the lost wax method, a 6000-year-old technique used to create wax-masters for jewellery and sculpture casting. You'll explore various techniques, including carving, malleable wax forming, and the use of all necessary goldsmithing tools. Following the workshop, we'll cast your unique design in sterling silver, polish it to perfection, and have it ready for you to wear!

After the workshop your unique design will be cast in sterling silver by us. We will then remove the sprues, emery and polish the ring ready for you to wear.

Check out some examples: 

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Class description

This class starts from the beginning and covers everything you need to know about the process of the lost wax casting technique. You will learn how to saw, file, refine and create your own unique designs in wax. You will learn about the difference between the different kinds of wax and we have enough time to try out and to make a number of designs.

General info

The costs of the workshop including material and 1 silver ring are 165€.

You are also welcome to book the workshops without the casting and polishing costs included. In case you would like to polish the rings yourself.

All materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea and biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of experience as goldsmiths and designers.

The classes are bi-lingual (EN/NL)

The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention.

You are more than welcome to make more rings, These will have an additional cost of 40 € plus silver (2.50€ per gram). 

1 gram of wax is 11 grams of silver, we are able to weigh your model to tell you exactly what your extra costs will be.

See our price list for other/extra costs that we will send you by email.

Of course you can also make brooches, earrings, necklaces etc, but the basic introduction will be for rings.

You can bring stones or other objects you would like to add to mount in your ring, we can give you advice on how to do this the best in wax. If you have any questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Note: Your silver ring will not be done right after the workshop. It takes a 3-4 weeks to cast and polish them for you, so you will be able to pick them up, or we send them to you. 

we will only reserve you a spot after we have received the workshop fee. This payment is non-refundable. 

Follow us to see the first photos of the results after the workshop! @jewellery.workshops and fb page 

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Lieselot Versteeg and Sophia Zobel

Who are we?

Hello! We are Lieselot and Sophia, the two tutors of the jewellery workshop for the last 4.5 years

Lieselot Versteeg is an autonomous artist and has been an autodidact jewellery designer for many years. After studying Textile at the Rietveld academie and doing two Master programs in Fine arts and Artistic research, she works from her studio in Amsterdam. She also gives art classes. 

Lieselot Versteeg 

Sophia Zobel graduated from the School for Gold and Silversmithing in Schoonhoven and the jewellery design program at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.

Since 2023, she has been part of The Pool jewelry collective, a jewelry store run by artists in the center of Amsterdam.

She makes jewelry and objects in her own studio and is owner of the jewellery kit Make your own ring

Sophia Zobel

The Pool Jewelry Collective