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Bristol Bronze Club - 3 day lost wax bronze casting workshop


About the Course

Bristol Bronze Club.

This workshop involves three consecutive days where you will learn an introduction to lost wax bronze casting, using the ceramic shell casting technique. The weekend is taught in small groups to allow as much contact time as possible. You'll learn an overview of the foundry process while creating your own sculpture.

On the first day, you will learn how to do waxwork for the lost wax process.

On the second day, you will learn how to apply the ceramic shell.

On the last day, it is the pour day. The day will begin with burning out the mould, this is the 'lost wax' part of the process. Then in the afternoon, you will learn about pouring bronze artworks and get an introduction to metal finishing techniques.

By the end of the time, you will have your very own bronze sculpture.

Come with or without skills, we will start at the beginning.

Day 1: 10.00 am - 4.30 pm, Introduction, wax working

Day 2: 10.00 am - 4.30 pm, Finish wax, Ceramic Shell

Day 3: 10.00 am - 4.30 pm, Burnout, bronze pouring, metal finishing

We will be using the ‘direct wax casting’ technique which essentially means using wax to make a model, forming and sculpting it like clay or plasticine, then casting these objects in bronze.

If you want to make something that might be complicated or have any questions about the course get in contact with Dave using the 'Ask a Question' button.

If you are on low income please ask about discounts.

Taught by David Snoo Wilson

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools will be provided. Materials will be included in price up to 1.5kg of Bronze.

Tea, coffee and biscuits.

But please bring a packed lunch.


David Snoo Wilson at Ore and Ingot
Watercatch Farm, East Barn
Backwell Hill
Backwell, Bristol
BS48 3EH
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3 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)

Next available date

15th January 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday

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- - #31677

I thoroughly enjoyed the three day course, the last event before lockdown in early March. I have attended only a few art courses, On this one David provided excellent company and guidance, somehow managing to help without intervening, and gave us the opportunity to create and get the best out of us. I never dreamt that I would be able to produce such a casting in the time available. David has considerable experience and is very knowledgeable and interesting to talk about bronze casting. Well done David. I would definitely recommend the course,

Response from Ore and Ingot:

Thanks very much Nigel, it was a pleasure having you in the workshop. Glad to see that your sculpture is pride of place on the mantel. Dave

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- - #31670

I attended the Bristol Bronze Club in October 2020 David is a great host, a lovely Chap and very knowledgeable. I had three days of excellent bronze learning and practical hands on experience. He answered all my questions and I came home with some brilliant ideas and some lovely bronze pieces! Location of the foundry is great, I stayed in the city (Bristol) and drove from there every day which took around 20 minutes. If you’re thinking about trying bronze casting, want to expand your knowledge of the subject or just want a gift for someone who would appreciate it, I strongly recommend this course.

Response from Ore and Ingot:

Thanks Matt. I look forward to seeing your future casting endeavours as they progress. Best Dave

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