Visiting Artist Series: Lost Wax Casting with Jason Chakravarty

  • Thursday, June 01, 2023
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Thursday, June 01, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, June 08, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Glass Studio, Class Code GL060123JC
  • 1


  • $680 + $35 materials fee
  • $525 + $35 materials fee

Registration is closed

Learn the art of lost wax glass casting from an accomplished artist, and make your own glass figures.

About this Class

Create your own glass castings to be used as a pendant or bolo tie.

Day One - Choose from any number of pre-poured wax models to turn three cast glass replicas into pendants or bolo ties using the lost wax process. The first session will demonstrate silicone replica molds, how they are made and used to create highly detailed wax models and the process to do so. You will learn how collaging and combining waxes can be used to create interesting compositions. Instructor Jason Chakravarty will make this a dream by preparing the wax models before and after class, streamlining the time-consuming elements.

Day Two - The next week you will pack the empty molds of your choosing with glass to be fired in the kiln.

Day Three - The final meeting will instruct you on divesting the mold from the glass, how to best clean the glass casting and prepare it to be mounted to a pendant or bolo hardware.

This class is part of our Visiting Glass Artist Series for June. You can also register for Jason's enamel classes scheduled for June 1, June 8 and June 15.


  • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants.
  • Registration closes May 28.
  • Bring a notebook for taking notes.

Class Policies


Jason Chakravarty began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 at Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process.

In 2002, he began illuminating hot shop forms and kiln casting glass while attending graduate school at California State University Fullerton. He has taken workshops nationwide including at Pilchuck, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts, and University of California San Diego. He has taught neon and kiln casting workshops worldwide.
His work has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions. Currently his work is represented at Adam Blaue, Corning, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Hive Contemporary, Kuivato Gallery, Penland Gallery, Piece and Vetri Gallery. He is a full-time artist and splits his studio time between Arizona and Washington.

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