Course Provider: Little Duck Forge
Contact Name: Lucille Scott
Telephone: 07880 724699
Eastney Beam Engine House
199 Henderson Road
Course Length: 1 Day
5 star rating, 1 reviewers.
Copper Bashing for Beginners with
Professional Blacksmith Lucille
Lucille Scott is an experienced teacher and blacksmith who runs regular blacksmithing courses in Little Duck Forge at Eastney Pumping Station throughout the year.
Copper Bashing for beginners
Copper bowls and simple copper forms using fold forming techniques
The day course will look at basic sheet metal skills including the new art of foldforming, traditional hollowing and planishing to make a simple bowl, we will then use these skills to make an object like a candle holder although the choice of project is entirely up to you. To complete the main project of the day we will have to use various joining methods including riveting and soldering.
Maximum 4 students 9.30am until 5pm
£110 per person includes materials
Note the relatively new art of foldforming to create amazing textures in the sheet. Having explored the various types of folds we will work them into jewellery and small scale sculptures. This day will be a chance to let the material lead you into new forms and ideas.
Structure of the day:
9.30-9.45 Welcome and site orientation, e.g. where the toilets are, followed by a health and safety briefing
9.45 – 11.15 Tools and techniques. Lucille will teach you step by step various techniques for use in your main project.
11.15 – 11.45 Tea break plus discuss main projects for the day, draw up designs to scale.
11.45 – 1pm Complete experimental pieces ready to start main project after lunch.
1pm – 1.30 Lunch - bring your own packed lunch. (Microwave available)
1.30-3pm Work on projects
3-3.15pm Afternoon tea break and chance to see how others are doing
3.15 – 4.30/5ish Continue work on project until finished, be aware some days can over run!
Wear old sensible clothing made with natural fibres eg cotton. It can get warm in the forge so layers are good plus if you don't mind the odd burn short sleeves are acceptable. Sturdy boots or shoes (steel toe caps are best)
What's included in the price?
The fee is £110 per person and includes basic materials.
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