2 day course - our most popular

We arrange courses each month, so if you can't make any of the dates listed above, just call us on 01267 275449 as we can arrange for dates to suit you. Similarly, if the course you'd like to attend is already full, please let us know as we can often run a second course during the month.

Fee : £275
The price includes all tuition, materials and equipment to make a small object or sculpture in bronze up to 2kg finished weight.
We provide a simple light lunch and unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits and soft drinks. If you need to find somewhere to stay, there are plenty of fantastic B&Bs and self catering places nearby. There are also nearby hotels and some really lovely places to eat. We can send you through a list with suggestions.

The course has been designed to be suitable for anyone, whether you have experience or not. We limit numbers on our weekend courses, so that there is ample time to ask any questions and to receive plenty of instruction. Previous participants include sculptors, jewellers, glass artists, ceramicists, blacksmiths, stonemasons, furniture makers, designers and printmakers. Nurses, research scientists, farmers, teachers, plumbers. Anyone who loves to experiment with an exciting process and learn new skills. Groups and children are also welcome - please contact us with any queries.

Experienced course leader, Mark Halliday RCA, will lead you through every stage of the process from modelling your wax, learning how to use ceramic shell to make a mould and then to witnessing the pouring of your sculpture or object. If you have an idea for a specific piece of work, please do contact us to discuss this.

You will learn:

about different types of bronze casting techniques
how to manipulate modelling wax and how to use other waxes in the casting process
how to fit runners and risers (a sprue system) to your wax sculpture
the methods and process of making ceramic shell refractory moulds
how to burn out the wax from your mould
about furnaces, crucibles and melting bronze
about ways of finishing completed work
health and safety considerations in relation to all materials and processes
how you can start to set up your own foundry, if you wish

You will have access to:

all the equipment you need to make a small sculpture or object in bronze to take away
expert tuition in every aspect of the process
our library of sculpture books
our collection of bronze sculptures by a range of artists
our large studio space, with communal seating areas and kitchen
explore our 9 acres of fields, barns and woodland for inspiration


Dates Availability
29th February/1st March 2020 3 Spaces available
14th/15th March 2020 3 Spaces available
23rd/24th May 2020 Course postponed
20th/21st June 2020 Course postponed
18th/19th July 2020 Course postponed
25th/26th July 2020 Course postponed
8th/9th August 2020 Course postponed
15th/16th August 2020 Course postponed
26th/27th September 2020 Spaces available

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