Jewellery - Wax Carving, Casting and Stone Setting (Intermediate)

1. Overview

This jewellery course will offer an opportunity to learn and develop an intermediate level of wax carving, casting and stone setting.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the properties of wax carving and cuttlefish, clay & lost wax casting through to the production of small scale jewellery pieces.

2. What you will study

This course also gives an introduction to stone setting where students will fabricate a setting and rub set a cabochon stone, and gypsy set a faceted stone.

Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other designers, and will be able to build on their knowledge and understanding of the design process through discussion and studio based practice, culminating in a personalised project.

Please note:to optimise results in the second semester students will have the option to outsource silver casting.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for students who have completed the Foundation Jewellery course or who have equivalent experience.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £325

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional Information

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Start Date

Semester One: 4 Oct - 22 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 10 Jan - 28 Feb 2019

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
7.00pm – 9.30pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

Academic School
Gray's School of Art
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