What you will do
5.5 hour workshop
One day workshop were you will learn to mould and cast your own Bronze Age replica axe head.
The day starts with an intro into bronze casting methodology and a safety talk. Then we will look at preparation of an item for moulding and mould making.
After preparation of the furnace this will be fired to heat, metal prepared and the crucible filled.A demonstration pour will ensure everyone is familiar with the safest way to proceed.
Then we will prepare moulds and look at common problems and how to avoid them. This usually takes us into lunch time.
After lunch the furnace will be fired again and each participant will see their own axe being cast.
Most of the remaining time will be taken with hand finishing the casts - fettling, grinding, polishing and if time allows decoration.
The bulk of the day will be spent outdoors so please dress warmly and wear full length trousers (jeans) solid footwear and a thick coat.
All safety gear will be provided - gloves, apron, face shield, etc. This workshop assumes some practical knowledge and ability, the use of tools, including power tools.
The workshop location is in my studio in NW London and there is on-street parking.
Workshops are weather dependent so in the case of postponement a minimum 24hrs notice will be given. If new date is not to your liking then a full refund will be given.
These workshops are limited to three participants for safety and because there is no space for more!
10.00 - 15.00 with tea breaks and a lunch break. Coffee and tea provided, and there may be cake. It is a diary free household so soya or oatmilk.
Please bring your own lunch. We have a microwave.
It may be possible to cast your own shape, please get in touch to discuss.
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You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Sound for Health Ltd
Sound for Health is a multi-faceted business run by professional musician and designer Jonathan Cope MA(RCA). Based in his studio and home in NW London Jonathan runs courses on a wide range of skills, many of which will be presented here on Obby for the first time.
Jonathan has taught thousands of people at events throughout the UK and also delivers regular workshops in UK schools. He specialises in tailoring his teaching to different skill levels and gives thorough tuition whatever the discipline.
SFH Studio is smoke free and pet free. There is on-road parking nearby or 10 mins walk from Rayners Lane Tube station.
Please wear clothing as requested and bring your own lunch.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.