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From Ore to Artifact

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Prehistoric Bronze

Sweffling Hall Farm

Sweffling

Saxmundham

IP17 2BT

United Kingdom

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From Ore to Artifact: A Three day immersive bronze casting workshop


Bring the Bronze Age to life and explore the prehistoric use of alloys with this 4 day immersive bronze casting workshop.

Suggested arrival Thursday evening from 5pm onwards, get set up, join us for a meal and relax!

A Bronze Casting experience like no other! As far as possible using prehistoric/primitive techniques you will; process ore to metal, build a furnace, explore lost wax and other casting methods. Bringing all these elements together you will create your own unique bronze artifacts and Bronze Age replicas. All our workshops are fully “hands on” and immersive. For all questions please use the email simon@prehistoricbronze.co.uk

Day 1: Lost Wax Moulding

Sticky fingers! With Emmie leading the way you will be exploring wax as a modelling medium learning how to manipulate it, using the lost wax method, to create your own unique bronze artifact. When happy with your design you will then learn how to vent and invest it into a clay mould and prepare it for firing.

Day 2: Furnace Build and Ore Smelt

Time to get dirty! Building a prehistoric charcoal fired bronze smelting furnace using only natural materials, you will learn the entire process from muck to metal, including the preparation of ore for smelting and extracting metal from the ore.

Day 3:Casting

Turning up the temperature! After lighting the furnace you will bring it up to temperature using hand bellows, alloy tin and copper to form the bronze and “burn out” your wax mould ready for casting. You will also explore other casting methods such as, open cast stone moulds, bi-valve stone moulds and sand casting.

Day 4:Finishing

The hard bit! The final day is devoted to finishing your artifacts and replicas. You will be removing any sprues or flashing, addressing any imperfections and cold working where necessary. Then it’s time to begin polishing, from rustic to mirror finish it’s up to you.

  • This is a 4 day short course

  • All the necessary materials will be provided (included in the price)

  • Our workshops are self catering (light refreshments provided)

  • A woodland camping pitch is included in the price,

  • Other types of accommodation available on site or locally for an extra fee.

  • The course has a maximum of 5 attendees.

  • WARNING! It is likely you will become a casting addict by the end of the course

Attendees must be a minimum of 18 years old

Prompt 9am start. If you would like to arrive the evening before please let us know.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are good road and rail links to our location with on site parking.The nearest train

station is Saxmundham, If driving and using a SatNav please enter ther full address and postcode.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions please email simon@prehistoricbronze.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are available upto 30 days prior to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A ticket on the EventBrite app or printed ticket is required

Can I update my registration information?

Yes you can update information after registration.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Only with agreement prior to the event.

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Location

Prehistoric Bronze

Sweffling Hall Farm

Sweffling

Saxmundham

IP17 2BT

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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