Bronze Casting Course with Castle Fine Arts Foundry

9 Sep 2009 – 13 Sep 2009

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10am - 4 pm

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Bristol Drawing School

Bristol, United Kingdom


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Castle Fine Arts is one of the UK's leading sculpture foundries and we are delighted that the have agreed to share their expertise with our students. The aim of this course is for you to gain an insight into the creamic shell process and to learn the practical skills to create a simple studio foundry for casting sculptures. You will have the opportunity to make and finish two hand sized bronze pieces to take home. Course breakdown: Day 1 Bristol Drawing School Introduction to Course and Castle Fine Arts Foundry Overview of process General health and safety Wax * Introduction — material, tools, working methods, health and safety * Creative use of material — examples and demo * Working wax with other combustible material * Production of two waxes to be cast on course Day 2 Bristol Drawing School Complete waxes Running up * Overview * Gating systems for ceramic shell process * Cores — drying 1st coat shell * Materials * Mixing Day 3 Bristol Drawing School Shell * Overview of process * Slurry mixing * Molocite — grades * Drying shells Day 4 Castle Fine Arts, Stroud Complete Shells De-wax and firing * Building simple kiln using ceramic blanket * Shell repair * Strengthening with fibreglass Pouring * Overview * Health and safety * Materials, tools and equipment * Furnace building Day 5 Castle Fine Arts, Stroud Finish pouring Knock off shell Fettling overview —tools, methods Finishing Patination overview — chemicals, tools, methods For more information on Castle Fine Arts, visit their website, To book this workshop call us on 0845 680 1409

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