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Pewter Casting Workshop

15 Feb 2020 – 23 Feb 2020

Regular opening hours

09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 17:30
09:00 – 13:00

Special hours

10:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry


London Sculpture Workshop

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 73, 1
  • London Bridge
  • London Bridge

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Discover the art of pewter casting using the ancient ‘lost wax method’ in this 4 session course over 2 weekends.

Make a sculpture from wax or clay to cast in pewter. Explore and experiment with new sculpture techniques.


What is Pewter? It’s a silver coloured metal alloy containing over 90% tin with copper and bismuth to strengthen it. Traditionally it would contain lead but the pewter we use is lead free so it’s less toxic to melt and work.

Why use pewter? It’s a soft metal so it’s easy to cut and hammer. It can be cast in parts and easily welded together with a soldering iron. It polishes well to a silvery mirror finish.

This is a 4 day course:

Day one
Experiment with different waxes to make a small sculpture to cast. You may also bring in a wax you have already made to cast

Day two
Add casting ‘runners’ and ‘risers’ to your wax sculptures in preparation for casting, then make plaster moulds burn out in an oven.

Day three
Cast in pewter and clean up your casts.

Day four
Finish your artwork, polishing patination, welding and cold working of pewter. How to set up your own pewter casting works.

It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear.

Beginners and those more experienced are welcome!

The cost of this course includes 1 kilo of pewter, any additional will be charged at £32 per kilo

Course cost: £300

Course dates: Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020

Course times: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Number of places available: 12


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