WORKSHOP | Lost Wax Casting Pendant or Ring with Olesya Zolotaya

WORKSHOP | Lost Wax Casting Pendant or Ring with Olesya Zolotaya

When: Sat 26th of September 2020

Time: 10:00am - 1.00pm

Duration: 3 hours

Where: artisan 45 King St Bowen Hills

Cost: $160 per person

Suitable for : Ages16 +. No experience necessary


About the workshop:

Create a pendant or ring using the ancient art of lost wax casting.

Learn the skills and techniques to create in wax your own free-form pendant or ring which will be cast into brass, bronze or copper. Use your hands and a variety of tools to manipulate wax into textured shapes and forms while you explore this fun, versatile medium in preparation for creating your final piece.

At the conclusion of the workshop, your piece will be sent away to be cast in the material of your choice and finished and polished by Olesya in her studio. Your ring or pendant will then be ready for collection from artisan within 3 weeks. Information on care and maintenance of your new jewellery as well as a visual guide to pursue lost wax casting further on your own will be issued at the workshop.

We provide:

  • Examples so you can understand what your finished product will look like
  • Wax and materials for casting
  • Tools including scalpel and wax carving tool for each participant
  • Printed technique guide to take home
  • Container for unused materials for future use
  • Tea, coffee and snacks

What to bring:

  • Inspiration - images, sketches or ideas welcome but not necessary
  • Notepad and pen for sketching
  • Closed in shoes and your imagination!

About Olesya Zolotaya:

Olesya Zolotaya is the art persona of Olesya Petkov - 'Zolotaya'meaning 'gold' in Russian, Olesya's native tongue. Olesya graduated from a jewellery major at QCA in 2016. She has been making jewellery for 6 years and has exhibited at Jan Murphy Gallery in a pop-up exhibition in 2017.

Her practice explores ways of making via the lost wax casting method. She comes from a fashion design background, and is interested in creating small to medium wearable sculptures centred around memories of places and people, and how they can be embedded into objects and carried with us through life.

COVID-Safe Policy:

Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, a projected display of the facilitator's workspace as they instruct the class, so no need for crowding, and a large extremely well ventilated workshop venue. If you have any queries, please contact

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to