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Sand Casting Demo
Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)
Oakland, United States
SAND CASTING DEMO
With Kate Ellen
Sand casting is an ancient metalworking technique that uses sand to create a mold that molten metal is poured into, creating a replica. It is a cheap, dirty, quick and thrilling way to make a copy of an object that leaves an interesting texture and unique feel.
In the demo, Kate Ellen will be take small objects from participants and create a mold, and then make sterling silver replica of the object on the spot.
To participate, please reserve a ticket and bring with you:
1. A pair of safety glasses
2. A few small trinkets (no bigger than the size of a quarter)
This is a free event, $10 suggested donation. If your trinket is cast, you may have the option to buy it at the end of the demonstration.
You can view a little bit of the sandcasting process in the POPUPHOOD video by Eva Kolenko, it features a small segment about Kate Ellen's sand casting.
When & Where
Crown Nine: Jewelers and Makers
Jewelry designer Kate Ellen's flagship jewelry store in the heart of historic Old Oakland, the original downtown. Crown Nine is a member of Popuphood, a small business incubator revitalizing neighborhoods block by block.
Crown Nine houses a finely curated collection of jewelry and art from local jewelers and makers. Sarah Swell and Aiko designs show alongside Best of the City Jeweler Kate Ellen Metals, each designer offering well crafted unique pieces with enduring style. The three jewelers work in the store and are available for custom, wedding and bridal jewelry consultation.
The store also carries top artists and makers in the bay area with products for the home and body. Type.lites, Jon Carling, DAB, Peasants and Travelers and In Haus Press accompany 25 other artists representing everything from letterpress to one of a kind pieces of original artwork.
Classes, workshops, trunk shows, and fundraisers are an integral part of the mission—as well as giving back to service groups that represent the 9 points of the Crown: Love, Community, Compassion, Justice, Knowledge, Courage, Hope, Perseverance, and Artistic Expression.