On this course you will learn:
The basic techniques used to transform sheet copper into three dimensional forms. You will learn how to anneal copper so it becomes soft and malleable. We will work with hammers, stakes, anvils and other improvised tools to shape sheet metal. We will also cover joining techniques including brazing and riveting.
What will I make on the course?
At the end of the course, you will go home with one or two small objects you have made yourself. This could include a bowl or a candlestick made with a brazed or soldered element.
Who is the course suitable for?
The course is suitable for complete beginners who have never tried coppersmithing before. You might enjoy this course if you've been on our Blacksmithing Taster course and want to develop your knowledge of metalworking.
What should I wear?
It is essential that you wear old clothes made of natural fibres i.e. not made of a flammable material such as polyester. You must also wear sturdy shoes that cover your whole foot (if you are wearing sandals you will not be allowed to participate in the course).
What should I bring?
You might want to bring a note book.
The minimum age for this class is 17 however we love working with young people and if you are the parent or guardian of someone younger than 17 who would like to join us for a class please contact us to discuss your needs.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials are included in the course fee. Personal protective equipment is also provided and must be worn at all times.
We will provide refreshments but be aware that there is no where to buy food onsite.
7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
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