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Jim Cotter is the master of combing popular culture and everyday flotsam to create modern jewelry. Using model car and airplane kits, students are introduced to casting techniques while making their own creative jewelry pieces. During the class, students construct small, intricate pieces in bronze, sterling silver, and aluminum using both vacuum and centrifugal casting. Students learn model making, wax working, spruing, investing, centrifugal casting, vacuum casting and finishing. We work with plastic and Styrofoam model parts, wax, sterling silver or bronze and aluminum. We cover as much as we can in a one-week period. See more at-