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Bronze Casting

5(2 reviews)
Location
Harrow HA5
Price
from £65pp
Time
5.5 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Invest and cast your own Bronze Age axe! Learn about the ancient craft of bronze casting and go home with your own cast.
Next available class:
11th Jan 2020, 3 spots left
Bronze Casting
by Sound for Health Ltd
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Bronze Casting  by Sound for Health Ltd - crafts in London
5.5 hour workshop
£65 per person
Flexitime
from £65 per person

What you will do

5.5 hour workshop

Daytime

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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Sat 11 Jan 2020, 10:00am - 3:30pm
3 slots left
Harrow, HA5 5JQ
3 slots left
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10:00am - 3:30pm
3 slots left
Harrow, HA5 5JQ
3 slots left

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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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Did you know?

Bronze casting begin in Britain nearly 5,000 years ago!
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 2
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Reviews (2)
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Simon
28 Apr
Jonny was an excellent teacher. We all cast, poured and finished our own bronze axe heads during the workshop. There was plenty of time for questions and note taking and I encourage anyone who is thinking of investing in their own kit to do this course with Jonny first. It's excellent value for money, extremely informative, and will give you a real insight into important aspects of small workshop foundry such as safety, setup costs and the experience of being around hot, molten bronze.
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robert
1 May
What a great day my son and I had casting bronze axe heads. Johnathon was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend and I will be sharing my position experience with family and friends. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable learning experience. Robert & Dominic

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Simon
28 Apr
Jonny was an excellent teacher. We all cast, poured and finished our own bronze axe heads during the workshop. There was plenty of time for questions and note taking and I encourage anyone who is thinking of investing in their own kit to do this course with Jonny first. It's excellent value for money, extremely informative, and will give you a real insight into important aspects of small workshop foundry such as safety, setup costs and the experience of being around hot, molten bronze.
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robert
1 May
What a great day my son and I had casting bronze axe heads. Johnathon was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend and I will be sharing my position experience with family and friends. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable learning experience. Robert & Dominic

Class location

Harrow
2 Church Avenue
HA5 5JQ
London

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Bronze Casting  by Sound for Health Ltd - crafts in London

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.

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Notes

Please wear clothing as requested and bring your own lunch.

Age Requirement

21

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Bronze Casting
by Sound for Health Ltd
5(2 reviews)
Bronze Casting  by Sound for Health Ltd - crafts in London
5.5 hour workshop
£65 per person
Flexitime
from £65 per person
5.5 hour workshop
from £65 pp