• The Passion Co. (map)
  • 14 Cumberland St
  • San Francisco, CA, 94110
  • United States

The objective of this workshop is to introduce students to the art of wax carving and lost-wax casting. Each student will design and create their own ring!

The art of lost wax casting is an ancient technique that dates back to over 5700 years ago. This technique is still widely used to create jewelry today.

During this workshop we will focus on sculpting with 'beginner friendly' soft wax.  Students will  learn to use basic tools and techniques, to design and create a custom ring out of wax.

The wax prototypes will then be taken back to Los Angeles, and cast locally into brass. Once the casting process is completed the week following the workshop, each participant will have their very own custom ring shipped directly to their home.

The class fee includes the cost of materials, having one ring cast into brass, and the final cleaning and polishing of the ring.

About Maggi Simpkins 

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As a native of Portland, Oregon, Maggi Simpkins has  acquired a unique training in harnessing the beauty of both the natural and built environment. Simpkins began designing jewelry professionally in 2008, for a private label in Los Angeles. Her designs have been carried in stores such as Fred Segal, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Kitson, BCBG and countless boutiques across the nation; before starting her own line, M by Maggnolia.

Throughout her career, Simpkins has found inspiration in making others feel beautiful and strives to craft each piece into a breath of confidence. She believes jewelry allows an avenue of bold expression that is unlike any other medium. Through this passion she has developed expertise ranging from fashion to fine jewelry; experimenting with precious metals, diamonds and gemstones. She describes creating custom engagement rings as one of her favorite and most rewarding aspects of her work and takes pride in building heirlooms for her clients.

Recognizing the importance of conservation, Simpkins has recently expanded the environmentally sustainable nature of her brand. M by Maggnolia is comprised from 100% socially responsible materials and a unique blend of reclaimed metals. Each piece of jewelry is handmade with love from her Los Angeles studio. 

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The class fee includes the cost of materials, having one ring cast into brass, and the final cleaning and polishing of the ring.

*Students can choose to have multiple rings cast if they desire. Each additional brass cast ring costs $20.

**Additional casting materials such as sterling silver and gold are available and will be priced out based on weight.