London Sculpture Workshop
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Open to beginners as well as those with previous experience, this 4 day course offers the chance to discover the ancient art of pewter casting and the 'lost wax method'.
In this class
Day One: Start off by experimenting with different waxes to make a small sculpture to cast. Feel free to bring in a wax you may 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: This is the magical part where you pour the liquid pewter into your cast, and once cooled, the casts get cleaned up.
Day Four: Finish your artwork, polishing patination, welding and cold working of pewter. Be give hot tips on how to set up your own pewter casting works at home.
Please wear old clothes and strong footwear and note 1kg of pewter is included and any after that will be charged at £32 per kilo.
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Pewter dates back a bit - it was first used at the beginning of the Bronze Age in the Near East. The earliest piece of pewter was found in an Egyptian tomb from 1450 BC.
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London Sculpture Workshop
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London Sculpture Workshop is the first, not-for-profit, community interest organisation, based in London, with exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making work in 3D. Its workshop is right on the river by Thames Barrier and has incredible views of the Thames guiding lots of inspiration for 3D pieces. It offers a superbly equipped metal and wood workshop with additional mould making and ceramic areas.
London Sculpture Workshop was established in 2012 by two founding members Giles Corby, MA (RCA) and Jessica Mello, MFA (Slade) and it also has a studio manager Melis van den Berg, MFA (Slade). They are all practicing artists’, bringing their own ideas and inspiration to the organisation, and between them, have 21 years of teaching experience.
In 2013 and 2014 London Sculpture Workshop was awarded awarded a “Artist’s Run Space Award” by the Chelsea Arts Club Trust.
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