Make a copper bowl

Copper bowl


On this course you will learn:
The basic techniques used to transform sheet copper into hollow 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 the hammer techniques needed to make a hollow form like a bowl.

What will I make on the course?
By the end of the class you will have made a beautiful copper bowl

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.

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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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 no where to buy food onsite.


Lizzie Hughes at Urban Crafts Foundation

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Manor Road
Lambourne End

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3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

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Wendy david - - #39247

I bought a 'make a copper bowl experience', as a present for my daughter and me. I am so pleased I did.
Lizzie was an excellent teacher with lots of patience.
All the equipment was laid out ready for us. Every step of making the bowl was demonstrated and clear instructions given before we had a go ourselves.
Lizzie was always on hand to answer questions or help, but didn’t take over.
At the end of an extremely enjoyable morning, we were proud to be taking home two very beautiful, copper bowls!

Jane - - #20534

We had the best time ever and learnt so much. Lizzie was really patient and i really appreciated that she made sure we did all the work ourselves and it didnt just turn into a demonstration. It was a well paced taster session and I definately want to go back and do one of the longer courses.

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