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Flames come out of an iron furnacePhoto: Ross Fraser McLean / Studio RoRo

Introduction to Iron Casting

Ceramics studio at SSWPhoto by Ross Fraser McLean / Studio RoRo

Large Handbuilding

Bronze age furnace

Bronze Age Casting

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 […]

Bronze pour in the SSW foundry

Bronze Intensive

Blacksmithing at SSWBlacksmithing at SSW

Introduction to Blacksmithing

A large vase coming out of the raku kiln

Introduction to Ceramics and Raku

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, […]