Kate Wolf - Wolf Tools, USA
Kate Wolf is owner and educator at Wolf Tools® and Kate Wolf Designs in Portland, Maine, where her work focuses on carving wax, designing tools and teaching workshops. Kate holds a B.F.A. in metalsmithing and jewelry from the Tyler School of Art. She is a tool inventor, an educator, an author and a former director of production and master model-maker for the Franklin Mint. Kate won the MJSA Innovators Award in 2004 for her Wolf wax carving tools and Wolf Wax™ by Ferris®. This is her first presentation at the Santa Fe Symposium®.
By Hand! Wax Carving Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Explore innovative approaches to wax carving by hand. This paper includes step-by-step information with photos covering layout, carving rings, making settings for cabochons and facetted stones, hollow forms and mirror images, textures and flame techniques, faux granulation, pierced work, hollowing, finishing, repairing, castability and more. Learn how to rapidly and accurately remove excess material using the flex shaft and flex shaft drill press for affordable lathe and milling processes. Working large scale––and having a 3D scan done of the wax to output in a variety of ways and sizes—will also be covered.