In this two day course you will learn how to cast an aluminium furniture joint. These joints can be used for benches, tables, market stalls and shop fit-outs. Use it to make anything you like and take home the your finished piece at the end of the course.
In part one you’ll learn how to make a foam joint mould, prepare the casting box. During part 2 we’ll use the foundry to melt the aluminium and cast the joints. You will then clean and polish the castings to your desired finish. The final part will be to saw the timber and assemble your final piece.
This course will be led by Patrick King and Rob Shaer. Patrick originally trained in London as multi-disciplinary designer. His work combines digital and analogue tools to design and produce objects ranging in scale from furniture to temporary and permanent architecture. Rob Shaer is the workshop’s senior metalwork technician and has over 25 years metalwork experience fabricating and designing public artworks and artist projects, learning his foundry skills at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
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