Bronze casting workshop

Price
£300 / Adult
Duration
1 day 6 hrs 0 mins
Age restrictions
16+

What you'll do

Have you ever wanted to create something with bronze? Learn how to harness molten metal for art? Or just fancy a creative and unusual weekend?

Join Ore and Ingot at Water Catch Farm, for a fun workshop that will walk you through the ancient process of lost wax bronze casting. Come with or without any knowledge or skills. Your host will work closely with you over two consecutive days. Providing you with guidance and inspiration, as you create your very own cast bronze sculpture in this unique workshop.

During this experience, you will be given an introduction and deep-dive into bronze casting, using the lost wax ceramic shell casting technique. Your host will provide a broad overview of the foundry process, so you feel equipped with the right tools to create your own sculpture. This experience is taught in small groups to allow as much contact time as possible for guests.

Bronze enthusiasts or novices of all levels are encouraged. Whether you have never picked up any sculpting tools before or if you’re an advanced metalworker – this course can be tailored to your ability and personal goals. Step away with newfound knowledge, in addition to an awe-inspiring bronze sculpture at the end.

A vegetarian lunch will be included, along with teas and coffee. If you have specific needs, please get in contact beforehand.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Have you ever wanted to create something with bronze? Learn how to harness molten metal for art? Or just fancy a creative and unusual weekend?

Join Ore and Ingot at Water Catch Farm, for a fun workshop that will walk you through the ancient process of lost wax bronze casting. Come with or without any knowledge or skills. Your host will work closely with you over two consecutive days. Providing you with guidance and inspiration, as you create your very own cast bronze sculpture in this unique workshop.

During this experience, you will be given an introduction and deep-dive into bronze casting, using the lost wax ceramic shell casting technique. Your host will provide a broad overview of the foundry process, so you feel equipped with the right tools to create your own sculpture. This experience is taught in small groups to allow as much contact time as possible for guests.

Bronze enthusiasts or novices of all levels are encouraged. Whether you have never picked up any sculpting tools before or if you’re an advanced metalworker – this course can be tailored to your ability and personal goals. Step away with newfound knowledge, in addition to an awe-inspiring bronze sculpture at the end.

A vegetarian lunch will be included, along with teas and coffee. If you have specific needs, please get in contact beforehand.

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Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Parking
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • The current government guidelines will be adhered to

On the day

  • All materials will be provided, from wax tools to PPE and the metal for your sculpture. If you have any casting tools or PPE feel free to bring them along, but don’t fret if you don’t

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Ore and Ingot

Ore and Ingot provide workshops that teach hands-on foundry skills. They offer a variety of courses that explore the ancient process of bronze casting and how to turn molten metal into art. Their workshops encourage students from the beginning of the creative process to the end, where they can step away with their own sculpture.

Ore and Ingot also work on a one-to-one basis with artists and makers to help them bring their projects to life - whether this is casting a memorial for a loved one or empowering students with the knowledge to set up a commercial foundry.

Your host

David Snoo Wilson

Ore and Ingot is run by Dave. Dave specialises in bell casting and is among the handful of bell-casters that are still active in this country. Dave has bells in the Prince of Wales' royal household, among other impressive places.

Back in 2014, Dave received the Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to research bell foundries in Central Europe. During his travels, he explored ways bell casting could be incorporated with the process of metal casting. Over the years Dave has received funding for his research from Arts Council England and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

Dave has previously worked as an educator and technician at the Royal College of Art’s foundry. He runs international courses and workshops where he shares his knowledge of metal casting and enthusiasm for the practice.

How to get there

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Price
£300 / Adult
Duration
1 day 6 hrs 0 mins
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.