From the initial wax-process to the final bronze sculpture, this course will culminate in the bronze pour.
For this event, there will be space for 8 participants, to actively participate in the pour. The event will take place over six days and you will learn the process of bronze casting from start to finish. Please note that each session will run 10-4 with an hours lunch break, but some days may run over due to the amount of work that needs to be completed within the given time.
First Weekend: Day 1, Friday 11th June
Introduction to Bronze Casting
Practical wax demonstration
How to work with wax eg wax welding, taking wax from a mould, wax sheet making / casting from alginate to create a wax
Day 2, Saturday 12th June
Presentation on Bronze moulds
What is a Bronze Mould?
Finish off wax
What is wax gating
Day 3, Sunday 13th June
Bronze Mould making begins
Begin dipping waxes, 1st dip Talk “From wax to bronze”Low melt alloys casting demonstration
NB: During the following week the moulds will be dipped in readiness for the next weekend for students to continue their work.
Second Weekend: Day 4, Friday 18th June
Burnout bronze moulds
Puttying up shells
Refire fire shells
Pre heat + light furnace + pour metal
Day 5, Saturday 19th June
Fettling and chasing
Day 6, Sunday 20th June
Pop up exhibition
Please note the cost of the course includes 1kg of Bronze. Additional bronze will be available to purchase over the period of this course.
Course Dates: Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th & Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June 2021
Course Times: 10am – 4pm
Number of places available: 8
Tutors: Giles Corby (RCA)