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Bronze Casting

5 Jun 2020 – 14 Jun 2020

Regular opening hours

Friday
09:30 – 17:30
Saturday
09:00 – 13:00
Monday
09:30 – 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 – 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 – 17:30
Thursday
09:30 – 17:30

Cost of entry

£560

London Sculpture Workshop

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 73, 1
  • London Bridge
  • London Bridge

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This six day course will take place over two weekends, in which the participants will be shown how to make a bronze sculpture.

About

For this event, there will be space for 14 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 5th 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 6th June:

Finish waxes

Presentation on Bronze moulds

What is a Bronze Mould?

Finish off wax

What is wax gating

Wax gating

Begin degreasing

Day 3, Sunday 7th June:

Bronze Mould making begins

Begin dipping waxes, 1st dip Talk “From wax to bronze”Low melt alloys casting demonstration

2nd dip

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 12th June:

Burnout bronze moulds

Puttying up shells

Refire fire shells

Redip

Pre heat + light furnace + pour metal

Day 5, Saturday 13th June: 

Breakout moulds

Fettling and chasing

Day 6, Sunday 14th June:

Patination

Final finishing

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 Cost: £560

Course Dates: Friday 5 th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th & Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2020

Course Times: 10am – 4pm

Number of places available: 14

Tutors: Giles Corby (RCA)

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