Introduction to Coppersmithing - make a copper candlestick
On this course you will learn: How to work with sheet copper to make 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 and look at hammer techniques. You will also learn how to join copper by brazing. What will I make on the course? By the end of the class you will have made a beautiful copper candlestick. 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 copper bowl making 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. Age requirements 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.
What's included in the price?
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 nowhere to buy food onsite.
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
The Urban Crafts Foundation is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Education in Essex. Our fully equipped blacksmiths forge is designed so that we can efficiently teach and carry out commissioned work. We offer classes to members of the public in blacksmithing, coppersmithing and other crafts that we try to keep affordable. These in turn allow us to run subsidised workshops with young people facing challenges that stop them from thriving in mainstream education.
- Hearing impaired
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners