Course Leader: Eden Jolly & Michael Hautemülle SSW Technicians
Places: 4 per session (Beginners+)
Cost: £200 (course costs include tuition, materials and consumables)
29 October 2022
4 February 2023
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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.