This course offers a fantastic opportunity, over four consecutive days, to explore the sculptural possibilities of sheet copper working. Sheet copper is a soft easily shaped metal which is outdoor durable and can take a variety of finishes.

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Day one Learn how to shape and dome sheet copper using heat, mallets and formers. Explore surface working techniques including planishing, repoussé and chasing. Create your own designs from paper templates to overlay on sheet copper and use as cutting profiles for assembly. Day Two Further techniques for cutting and shaping copper including plasma cutting and box folding. Day Three Joining copper including brazing, soldering bolting and riveting. Day Four Surface finishes, patinas, waxes and enamelling effects to finish your sheet copper artwork. After the first day general introduction to techniques and starter exercises, this becomes a personal project lead course with ongoing technical demonstrations in a well setup metalworking studio. Bring along inspiration for what you would like to make including sketch books, written notes or photographic inspiration.


4 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


London Sculpture Workshop (LSW) is a not for profit CIC and artist led maker space, founded in 2012 by graduates from The Royal College of Art (RCA) and The Slade School of Fine Art as an open access sculpture workshop with a short course programme. LSW was founded to meet the need for accessible, inclusive, affordable, high-quality facilities for anyone who wants to make in 3D.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
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London Sculpture Workshop, Unit 0, Mellish Industrial Estate, Harrington Way, LONDON, Greater London, SE18 5NR