Weekend Bronze Casting

£350.00

A very popular course, the weekend bronze casting workshop takes place at our specialist foundry set in the rolling farmland hills of Carmarthenshire, Wales. Ideal for any level of experience, our expert teacher Mark will lead you through the whole process on this hands-on course

£350.00 Location : Wales

A very popular course, the weekend bronze casting workshop takes place at our specialist foundry set in the rolling farmland hills of Carmarthenshire, Wales. Ideal for any level of experience, our expert teacher Mark will lead you through the whole process on this hands-on course

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Course Details :-
  • In-Person Course
  • 2 days

The course has been designed to be suitable for anyone, whether you have experience or not.  We limit numbers on our weekend courses, so that there is ample time to ask any questions and to receive plenty of instruction.  Previous participants include sculptors, jewellers, glass artists, ceramicists, blacksmiths, stonemasons, furniture makers, designers and printmakers.  Nurses, research scientists, farmers, teachers, plumbers.  Anyone who loves to experiment with an exciting process and learn new skills. Groups and children are also welcome - please contact us with any queries.

 

Experienced course leader, Mark Halliday RCA, will lead you through every stage of the process from modelling your wax, learning how to use ceramic shell to make a mould and then to witnessing the pouring of your sculpture or object.   If you have an idea for a specific piece of work, please do contact us to discuss this.

 

You will learn:

 

  •   about different types of bronze casting techniques
  •   how to manipulate modelling wax and how to use other waxes in the casting process
  •   how to fit runners and risers (a sprue system) to your wax sculpture
  •   the methods and process of making ceramic shell refractory moulds
  •   how to burn out the wax from your mould
  •   about furnaces, crucibles and melting bronze
  •   about ways of finishing completed work
  •   health and safety considerations in relation to all materials and processes
  •   how you can start to set up your own foundry, if you wish

 

You will have access to:

 

  •   all the equipment you need to make a small sculpture or object in bronze to take away
  •   expert tuition in every aspect of the process
  •   our library of sculpture books and our collection of bronze sculptures by a range of artists
  •   our large studio space and specialist workshops

What's included in the price

All the tuition, materials and use of equipment you need to make a 2kg sculpture or object in bronze. Refreshments and snacks available all day.

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