Pewter Casting Sculpture Course

Discover the art of pewter casting in this four day sculpture course.


London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop
4.8 (11)
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28 hours total (over 4 dates) Class size 1 to 8     label £500

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at metal sculpture but weren't sure if it was right for you, this four-day course in London will let you get to grips with the ancient art of pewter casting. Under the expert tutelage of an experienced sculptor, you'll be making your own design in wax or clay before learning how to cast it in beautiful pewter to create a stunning work of art.

Pewter is a brilliant metal to use for beginners, as it's lightweight, soft enough to sculpt and has a relatively low melting point, so no need to set up any complicated equipment. Over the course of four sessions, you'll learn how to harness these qualities for yourself as you're guided through the complete process of making your sculpture to keep forever or give as a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special.

The course will cover the following:

Day one
You'll experiment with different waxes to make a small sculpture to cast. (You may also bring in a wax you have already made to cast if you have one.)

Day two
You'll add casting ‘runners’ and ‘risers’ to your wax sculptures in preparation for casting, then make plaster mould burn out in an oven.

Day three
You'll cast your design in pewter and clean it up afterwards.

Day four
You'll finish your piece with polishing, patination and working cold pewter. You'll also pick up some tips on setting up at home.

Whether you're coming along yourself or treating the artist in your life to a unique birthday gift, this course is a brilliant opportunity to learn some time-honoured techniques for beginners and experienced sculptors alike.

Please note:

  • The cost of this course includes 1 kilo of pewter, any additional will be charged at £36 per kilo.
  • Each session includes a one-hour break for lunch; this is included in the stated class duration.


Knowledge required
Beginners and those more experienced are welcome!
 
What you'll get
All the basic materials, equipment and tools you'll need to make your own pewter sculpture to bring home with you, including 1 kilo of pewter.
 
What to bring
  • Old clothes and strong footwear.
  • A packed lunch.
Session repeats

After the first session, the next session is: 2 consecutive days on the first and second week

Location

London Sculpture Workshop, Unit 0, First Floor, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

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London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop

4.8 (11)
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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 practising artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and woodwork, 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.

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