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Silver Casting in Delft Clay

By: Filip Vanas

An exciting class full of experimenting and unexpected results. Students will learn how to prepare a mould using "Delft Clay" by filling up a casting flask with special fine sand (clay) and impressing an object into it. Then they will learn how to cut out casting channel and air vents, assemble the mould together and will watch the instructor to pour molten silver into it. They will then remove the cast from the mould, cut off cast items from sprues, smooth out imperfections with files and emery sticks and learn how to solder on an attachment to turn into a pendant or other jewellery item. Price includes upto 10g of silver, if students wish to keep more, they can purchase extra silver at the class at cost price.


Jewellery making workshops are focused on learning the basics of metal work. Small classes of max 5 students are led by award winning jewellery designer Filip Vanas in his studio in Marlay park, Dublin. Materials needed for class are included, extras are available to purchase at the workshop. Tea & coffee provided.


Marlay Craft Courtyard is a creative community located in the former farmyard beside the picturesque Marlay House, surrounded by beautiful woodlands of Marlay Park. With lots of free parking and proximity to M50, Marlay Park is easiest to access by car, but can be just as easily reached by no. 16 bus from the city centre.


*** COVID19 update - studio is equiped with perspex screen dividers between students, however students are asked to wear facecoverings. If you feel unwell even on the morning of the class, we are happy to transfer your booking to a later date ***



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