Four session course
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.
Now you can
- learn about pewter as a versatile, malleable new material
- spend time with like minded creatives
- leave the course with the knowledge to set up a pewter casting workshop all of your own
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, London Sculpture Workshop
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 RCA 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.
We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.