This workshop involves three consecutive days where you will learn a basic introduction into lost wax bronze casting, using the ceramic shell casting technique.
On the first day you will learn how to do waxwork for the lost wax process.
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 mold, this is the 'lost wax' part of the process. Then in the afternoon, you will learn about pouring bronze artworks and get an introduction into metal finishing techniques.
By the end of the weekend, you will have your very own bronze sculpture.
Come with or without skills, we will start at the beginning.
Friday : 10.00am - 4.30pm, Introduction, wax working
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.30pm, 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.
Materials will be included in price upto 1.5kg of Bronze.
If you do want to make something that might be complicated or have any questions about the course get in contact with Dave using the Contact "button"link above. If you are on low income please ask about discounts.
Taught by David Snoo Wilson, RCA
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is parking.
If you do not have a vehicle pick up at the train station can be organised.
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.
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 Bristol BS48 3EH