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Our Metal Courses
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August

Casting in Aluminium - Sand Moulds
Wednesday 9th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Toby Robson

£80
Cheap, versatile and relatively simple, sand casting was used to manufacture much of the metalwork that kick-started the Industrial Revolution, from steam engines to beams and railings. This method uses a form to create an impression or void in the sand which is then filled with molten metal. In this introductory course, you will be shown how to make a basic sand mould into which we will pour molten aluminium. After a little fettling and chasing, you will be left with a simple form or plaque of your own design in cast metal.
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November

Pewterwork – A Tour of Techniques
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Bonnie Mackintosh

£80
This course will be an in-depth look at pewterworking techniques, culminating in a series of representative small tiles/sample pieces for use as reference in future pewterwork projects.
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Pewter Work Christmas Ornaments
Thursday 23rd November 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Bonnie Mackintosh

£80
Make a beautiful pewterwork ornament for the tree. On this course you will learn how to give texture and form to soft pewter sheet to produce a decorative hanging decoration on a Christmas or winter theme. Pewterwork can be done at home with just a few inexpensive hand-held tools, so you can make more of these ornaments at home. Give your tree a stylish handmade touch this year. This course offers an introduction to the craft of Pewterwork, made popular by the Arts and Crafts Movement, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced students.
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