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Hand-cast lead planters - an introduction to casting & welding in lead at The Old Kennels

An introduction to casting & welding in lead at The Old Kennels

About the Course

If you adore the timeless sophistication of lead planters, let experienced foundryman Jon Foster guide you through the process of traditional die casting.

Jon will bring tackle that describes the process of sand casting the die – you will then use pre-made dies to cast lead using traditional methods shaping, lead welding, patination and finishing the cast lead to form beautiful heirloom plant pots.

This will be a relaxed course, with great emphasis on lead casting safety. Although some weighty lifting is a necessary part of the process, this can be done for you as required.

Students will produce a lead planter - these can be made to your specifications and will be costed by worked (finished) weight of approx £3 per kilo. (Approx. £20 for an 8” D shaped planter/£80 for a round 16” planter).

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

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?

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Lunch is served as a ‘bring and share’ sit down buffet - please bring a small plate of food to share, or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at a cost of £5.


Tracey Bell at The Old Kennels
The Old Kennels, Stentwood
EX14 4RW
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