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Pewter Casting Course (Thurs & Fri, 10 - 11 & Thurs & Fri 17 - 18 Nov 2022)

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

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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.

What can you make with Pewter? Traditionally it was used for cups and plates but it can also be used to cast sculptures and is very good for making thin intricate work. It also works well combined with wood or stone.

What equipment do I need? Pewter has a low melting point (around 200 degrees) which means it can easily be melted on an electric cooking ring. You can cast your own work without having to use or set up a big metal casting foundry.

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 £36 per kilo

Course cost: £500

Course dates: Thursday 10th, Friday 11th, Thursday 17th & Friday 18th November 2022

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

Number of places available: 8

Tutor: Robert Worley (RCA)

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There is free parking available on site.

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Refunds for courses are not generally offered unless they are requested at least three weeks before the start of the course or in exceptional circumstances.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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United Kingdom

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London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.

 

Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.

 

London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at Royal College of Art and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.

Courses available to book throughout the year.

More information here: http://londonsculptureworkshop.org/

 

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