Bronze Smelting and Casting
Introduction to metallurgy:
Looking at the evidence for the first use of metals. It reviews the archaeological evidence and considers the problems for those wishing to reconstruct the processes.
Pulling swords from Stones: The smelting of minerals:
Working in groups of 2-3 this session provides you with the opportunity to transform minerals in to metal. You will reconstruct some of the earliest processes used by humans to win metal from the...
- Next course on 9th February 2019
An excellent opportunity to learn the lost wax method of bronze casting during this 2 day course led by experienced teacher Mark Halliday RCA. All the materials and equipment you need will be provided to enable you to make a small sculpture or object and to cast this in bronze.
You will learn:
- about different types of bronze casting techniques
- how to manipulate modelling wax and how to use other waxes in the...
Have a go at this age old technique of Pewtersmithing and create your own unique designs in a cuttlefish cast.
Ella is an award winning Pewtersmith & will guide you through the process of carving your ideas into the cuttlefish before pouring molten pewter into the mould and finishing your design using metalwork tools.
This time served technique using this unusual material produces fantastic tactile results and is a great way to experience pewter in...
- Next course on 18th February 2019
This five day course provides an introduction to the art and techniques of lost wax bronze casting. Students will participate fully with the process, wax modelling, participate with their work being moulded and cast then learn and practice the metalwork and finishing skills to finish their bronze work. Basic materials including 1 kilo of Bronze are included in course fee but charged £25/kilo when used over this amount. Technician supported. All levels welcome including beginners....
This six day course will take place over two weekends in June, in which the participants will be shown how to make a bronze sculpture from the initial wax-process to the final bronze sculpture, which will culminate in the bronze pour.
For this special opportunity, there will be space for 14 participants, to actively participate in the pour. The event will take place over six days and you will learn the process of bronze casting...
This price is on a 1:1 basis.
Learn to use 3D printing software to design and create your own artwork with our FREE Fluid Designer for 3D Printing software which we have helped develop.
If you want to design your own artwork then you should be learning how to create your own designs using apps such as Fluid Designer for 3D Printing (Parametric Blender).
Learn how to combine complex objects by modifying existing models to...
Kenny will be leading this course on the narrative possibilities of the Figure in Sculpture at Powderhall Bronze in January 2019. This course will provide the opportunity to develop your technical ability in clay modelling and creative thinking about figurative sculpture.
Kenny will give an Introductory Talk on Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 from 6 - 9 pm when he will discuss new approaches to working with the figure in sculpture. The talk will be followed...
Create your own Bronze Sculpture
Day 1 and 2: working with wax to create your sculpture for casting. Wax working techniques and help with design and development of ideas. You will also have additional time to work on your piece at home or here at Make Studios by arrangement. Days 3 and 4: preparation and pouring, including spruing and mould making. Day 5: Burning out moulds and pouring. Day 6: Finishing and patination.
- Next course on 2nd February 2019
Have you ever wondered how Iron Man and Spidey fit so snugly into their costumes, or how special effects masks are made for your favourite movie stars?
Whether you’re a film enthusiast, fine art sculptor or an aspiring SFX artist, this one-day workshop will lay the foundations from which you’ll learn to make your very own life cast sculpture directly from the human form.
The workshop will also include a live demonstration of the mould...
Butley Mills Studios Renaissance bronze casting courses 2017/18. 5 days, £580. an established artist foundry offers this new specialised but accessible course.
Autumn half term: 21-22 cook moulds friday pour 27 finish 28-29 Oct
Easter: March 31- April 1st cook moulds friday pour 6, finish 7-8 April.
Summer: July 28/29 then Aug 3/4/5
Butley mills studios casting courses are designed to give an in depth and very practical understanding of the classic renaissance process, it...