Category : SSW Courses

3 day course: Running an Iron Cupolette Furnace led by Prof. George Beasley

Last weekend at SSW, we ran a course on how to run and maintain an iron cupolette furnace, led by the very talented Professor George Beasley. George’s vast knowledge of iron and instinctive approach whilst running iron furnaces is thanks to many years of experience and experimentation. He was born in Ironton, Ohio in 1943. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Cranbrook Academy of Art and began teaching at Georgia State University in the Fine Art Department in […]

Introduction to Ceramics and Raku

Metal Casting in Bronze

Beginners+ 13 – 17 August, 10am to 5pm daily £585 Residential / £485 Non-residential There are still places available for the Metal Casting in Bronze Workshop at SSW, from the 13th until the 17th of August. The course wil be led by SSW’s Senior Technician Eden Jolly. The course will run 10am-5pm over five days, and offers you the opportunity to create a finished piece of work in bronze. You will be taken through the processes and techniques from mould […]

Welding – Metal Art Technical Course

This week at SSW Bob Johnson has been hosting a Welding – Metal art course for beginners which has seen the emergence of some really beautiful work. Ciaran Porter from GSA used components of an old typewriter to make delicate organic forms which spell out the word dyslexia – a condition under which, some of those who suffer from, often tend to have increased awareness of interstitial forms and spatial surroundings, which the piece illustrates beautifully. Cat Reid, also from […]

SSW Technical Courses and Workshops

Accepting Spring/Summer registration for Technical Courses and Workshops – make sure you don’t miss out. This year we have the Stained Glass workshop with Gordon Watt, back by popular demand, along with 3D Working, offering an opportunity to explore sculptural techniques. For those budding metal artists, we have a Metal Casting in Bronze course that will take you through all the processes and techniques required to cast your own metal work. We are also very lucky to have visiting Bob Johnson, […]