How To Videos - Casting

These are some YouTube videos that cover tools and techniques that we use in our studio and teach in our classes.

Casting with Delft Clay
Potter USA'S Sand Casting Kit
Molten Aluminum vs Water Balz
Prep your crucible and make a ring w/scrap silver
Organic Silver Shapes Produced Through Direct Casting
Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043)

Not exactly casting, but have you ever wondered about the cuttlefish you are using?

Prep your crucible and make a ring w/scrap silver

Joni Kisro shows how to season your crucible with Handy Flux and then melt scrap silver to make a ring band with a pancake die.

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Organic Silver Shapes Produced Through Direct Casting

Professor John Ahr of the Online Jewelry Academy demonstrates direct casting techniques that produce a wide variety of organic shapes.

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Casting with Delft Clay

In this video, Professor John Ahr demonstrates how to use a Delft Clay casting set-up to cast dimensional forms in sterling silver.

Note: Be aware that because the clay is cold, high melting metals, e.g.silver, may give you trouble filling into small spaces, e.g. ring shanks, because the metal may solidify before it completely fills the viods.

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Potter USA'S Sand Casting Kit

Joni Kisro does a step-by-step demonstration on Potter USA'S sand casting kit.

Note: Be aware that because the clay is cold, high melting metals, e.g.silver, may give you trouble filling into small spaces, e.g. ring shanks, because the metal may solidify before it completely fills the voids.

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Molten Aluminum Vs 'Spitballs' - SO COOL!! (water balz)



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Not exactly casting, but have you ever wondered about the cuttlefish you are using?



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Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043)

An amazing sculpture is made by pouring molten aluminum into a fire ant colony. The resulting cast is huge, weighing 17.9 lbs. and reaching a depth of 18 inches.

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