Visit The Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD from February 3-17, 2018 for ‘A Taste of Touchstone’ Gallery Exhibit. More information: Taste of Touchstone
Jim Bové is a former technical editor and board member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. He teaches jewelry and metals at California University of Pennsylvania; exhibits his work nationally and internationally; and has taught workshops in the United States, Portugal, and Japan. Jim’s relationship with Touchstone Center for Crafts goes back over twenty years when he took a weeklong workshop. Since then he has returned many times as an instructor and a volunteer.
Jim will be teaching ‘The Lost Art of Lost Wax‘ at Touchstone from July 16–20, 2018. Lost wax casting is one of the oldest methods of creating unique, sculptural jewelry. The process of creating a wax model and seeing it become an artwork in metal is a thrilling process. Experience this thrill as you learn the traditional wax carving techniques used to create truly beautiful and unique works of wearable art. The class will bring you through the wax working process, how to sprue and invest your wax, the burn-out, and finally the casting and finishing of your metal artwork. This workshop is suitable for All Levels. An emphasis on wax working skills will benefit experienced jewelers while enabling those new to the field to start with a strong foundation.