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Copper Bombing (Copper in our Veins) Workshop

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Coniston Institute and The Ruskin Museum

Yewdale Road

Coniston

LA21 8DU

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Learn the ancient and endangered art of gilding and create your own sculpture with artists Jessica Elleray and Siobhan Miles-Moore. Connect with your hidden heritage and become part of the Coniston Coppermines Story and a Public Work of Art.

In this workshop you will make your own miniature version of sculptures in the exhibition and valley, using genuine copper leaf and Coniston slate. You will learn the ancient and endangered art of gilding, a term which refers to the application of metal leaf to a surface.

The workshop will start with a demonstration of traditional gilding techniques and tools, which are not much changed from when the Ancient Egyptians gilded their burial masks! You will then have a go yourselves, using a modern gilding style. During the workshop you will have time to work on one to two pieces of slate, depending on how quickly you pick up the technique.

Once gilded, you can choose to varnish your sculpture, or you might prefer to leave it uncoated and encourage natural patination as used by the artists.

At the end of the workshop, you can keep your sculptures or, if you would like to, you can add them to the public art works in Coniston and the valley. Sculptures added to the public art installation will return to the museum at the end of the exhibition and be built into a permanent artwork.

No previous experience of art or gilding is needed. The workshop is suitable for ages 5+. All materials provided. All materials are water-based, so clean up is easy. But we encourage you bring an old over-shirt or similar.

There will be drinks and snacks available during the two hours.

Artist Bios

Jessica Elleray

artist@jessicaelleray.com www.jessicaelleray.com

Jessica Elleray is a research artist whose work is inspired by heritage narratives, especially those that have been obscured over time or through human activity. She has a particular interest in the looting and trafficking of antiquities and cultural property, as well as local, overlooked heritage. Jessica works in painting, sculpture and installation, playing with texture and chemical reactions to create evocative work.

Siobhan Miles-Moore

siobhan@milesmoore.co.uk www.milesmooreceramics.com

Siobhan Miles-Moore is an artist and creative producer. Her work invites exploration of our perspectives. Casual observation of people or landscape does not reveal the stories, influences and realities that form them. We can choose where, and how we observe, and this in turn influences what we see and how we respond.

For more information about these workshops visit facebook.com/copperinourveins

Or contact The Ruskin Museum on 015394 41164

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Coniston Institute and The Ruskin Museum

Yewdale Road

Coniston

LA21 8DU

United Kingdom

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