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High definition wire sculpture/soldering courses, specializing in insects, fairies and dragons

we can make this , look at the fine detail in the wings

About the Course

This is a wire sculpture and soldering course, suitable for beginners or experts. and are bespoke to meet the students requirements .

Lessons are taught in my warm studio workshop equipped, with every tool you can imagine , including projector for teaching larger groups

I will be teaching students how to form wire and solder/braze togeather, making a range of wire insects, fairies, or any thing else, it's up to you.

If there is something you would like me to show you how to make, or a skill we can focus on that send a picture in advance and I will do my best to accommodate you.

If you have a large project say 2 meter dragon I am able to teach you stage by stage. I will be teaching all students, I have over 30 years experience at wire sculpture and soldering brazing and welding down to micro level, please see pictures of some of my work.

Micro insects can be taught in a few hours. bigger pieces will take longer for a beginner - please get in touch to discuss. The classes will be limited to six students per class.

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?

I will supply all tools, soldering irons, all materials needed , there will be a small charge for materials (copper wire and sheet) you take home what ever you make.

Free tea and coffee through out the day please bring a pack lunch


Roger Russell at High Definition wire sculpture
140 Red House Caravan Site
Hogmoor Road
Whitehill, Bordon
GU35 9HS
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  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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In-person course
- - #30685

Roger was a great teacher and looked to make the course personal to me. Whilst I wanted to make a dragonfly I was more interested in learning as many techniques as I could during the day. So we concentrated on making a very delicate dragonfly wing, which incorporated basic and more advanced techniques as well as other techniques needed to complete the dragonfly. All of which would be applicable to other projects. Roger was generous with his knowledge, his supplies and equipment. He has given me the confidence to try the more challenging shapes. Lots of ideas to move forward with!!!!

I don’t know where the time went and at the end of the day I felt excited and confident to try more shapes and equipment to complete my dragonfly.
Thank you Roger

Response from High Definition wire sculpture:

Thank you Susan , you were a great student , your silver plated wire wing was as good as mine , could you send me a picture please , please message me if you need any help or advice


In-person course
- - #20860

A thoroughly enjoyable day!
I not only learnt how to solder & braze but lots of helpful hints and tips which will save time and make my creations more professional.
I have two projects to complete & a head full of new ideas.
Roger taught me that attention to detail is key when my usual approach is less structured.
I look forward to trying out my new skills.

In-person course
- - #15329

I had a day course yesterday together with my friend. Neither of us has even soldered before but we managed to make good clean joins because Roger is a very good teacher. Projects will take some time to finish at home, but Roger was able to tell us the equipment and materials we would need, which are actually quite minimal. Just the right amount of help, shows you how to do it but does not do it for you! I would recommend to anyone who enjoys craftwork of any sort.

Response from High Definition wire sculpture:

It was a pleasure to teach you both, you both achieved high quality solder joints and and wire forming, using the secret method i taught you , using magnets i hope you start to make some great creations, be great to see you back in August :) Thank you Roger

In-person course
- - #15091

Roger is brilliant. I really enjoyed this course. Although my soldering skills were / are lacking, Roger was very patient and supportive. It was not my expectation to come away with a completed project, so I was not disappointed not to have done. What I did come away with, that was totally unexpected however, was a thorough knowledge and understanding of how what Roger has to teach can be applied to any project I would want to develop for myself, which in my opinion is priceless. It was a pleasure to spend the day with someone who is genuinely enthusiastic about what they have to teach, easy company and very very good at what he does.
Thank you Roger - I will keep practising ;-)

In-person course
- - #14515

I would like to express a huge thank you to Roger for helping me build a large fairy , luckily I had my husband to help as well , he did the difficult armature with Roger assisting .

Roger is very talented and patient and was very encouraging as I was very bad at soldering but I hope to get better .

This is a brilliant craft to get involved with and something very different , I now have learnt another skill to add to all my others .

Thank you again Roger and hope to see you at Burley .

In-person course
- - #14058

I loved my day of soldering with my sister. Roger was very patient and gave just the right amount of help to ensure we learnt the correct techniques but still came away with a good start to our project. This is a skill that does take some time to learn and we may have to come back for another lesson if we get stuck later, but a very fun day. Thanks!

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- - #13397

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- - #13246

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of joining Roger for a day of private tuition! He introduced us to a range of exciting new mediums that we had not used before. Braising was a revelation!
Seeing his work in the flesh was exciting. His precision is beyond impressive, even if I am a bit more haphazard!
Overall it was fun sharing stories and learning new skills over plenty of cups of tea! We came away with nice creations too.

In-person course
- - #13191

Cleo and I spent a day with Roger, he made us feel really welcome and he was very patient as we had never done anything like this before, We learnt an amazing amount and loved every minute of it. Would highly recommend him as he made it all so easy to understand. Will definitely go back.

In-person course
- - #12243

Went to Roger wanting to be able to form wire fairy/dragonfly wings and solder. After going through the tools and getting fmiliar with stretching/bending wires we got on to soldering.
In less than a day I manage to produce a really nice set of wings and went away with lots of ideas for things to try.
I've been back and learnt to dome copper sheet and get a bit more advaced with my soldering skills.
Roger is a patient tutor who showed me what to do , explaining why we were doing it and then letting me have a go at it until I needed him to step in and help.
Got good results and now have lots of ideas of what I could make. I also now have 5 or 6 projects on the go including a full size wire head and several different wing shapes.
Would recommend this course for anyone wanting to have a go but put off by how hard they think it is, its really not!

In-person course
- - #12041

Roger is really friendly and accommodating. He is also very patient so it was a pleasure being taught by him all day. I learnt and did more than I expected to, and I even came home with a tiny dragonfly!! I know the basics of micro soldering after just one course and can't wait to buy my own iron and get started :)

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