Introduction to Forge and Foundry

When

Sat, 29 October 2022 - Sat, 4 February 2023

one day course

Where

Scottish Sculpture Workshop - 1 Main Street, Lumsden, Huntly. AB54 4JN

Further info

Cost: £200

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Type: Workshop

Community Making Day (2019). Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

Courses at Scottish Sculpture Workshop are a unique opportunity to learn new skills in a welcoming and creative environment. Based in our rural workshops in Aberdeenshire, our courses range from one-day introductions to week-long intensives. Participants can get to grips with new materials and processes, learn the basics and receive comprehensive tuition throughout. Beginners are very welcome, as are people looking to improve or develop their skills. 

Introduction to Forge & Foundry dates: 29 October 2022, 4 February 2023

Drawing inspiration from the seasonal Gaelic festivals, an Introduction to Forge and Foundry takes place on the cross-quarter days of the year – the midpoints between solstices and equinoxes – and celebrates these with fire, as per tradition.

Participants in this day-long course will create two unique pieces. In the forge you will make a small pin brooch, based on those found in archaeological digs in the vicinity of Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Using the forge you will learn basic blacksmithing techniques, including hammering and drawing out. In the foundry, you will design a personal plaque, which you will cast in bronze using our furnace. You will learn the basics of sand moulds as well as work in a group to pour bronze.

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