Courses: Iron Intensive

2 people bend down to tip a large crucible of molten iron into a series of moulds. It is dark and the orange glow from the iron reflects on their visors, helmets and leather jackets. Two others lean in to observe, also wearing full PPE. In the background the barrel-like iron furnace spews sparks and a powerful green flame from the top.Iron pour at SSW's 40th anniversary celebrations (2019). Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

Places: 4 (Beginners+)
Cost: £650 residential / £550 non-residential (includes tuition, materials and consumables)

29 August – 2 September 2022

Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372.

Further information:
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Our Courses Terms and Conditions are available here.

This unique course draws from SSW’s 30 year history of working with iron.

Over the week, participants will learn how to produce sand moulds suitable for iron casting.

You will learn the rudiments of furnace design; how the furnace works and how to run it safely, how to spot possible problems and how to rectify them, preparation of the furnace, ladles and pour consumables, and of course the essential aspects of health and safety.

Then, with support of our technician, participants will work together to run our short stack cupolette furnace, “Sputnik” and pour your moulds. Following the pour and cleanup there will be time to work on the finished casts with an opportunity to try patina and other finishing techniques.

Next steps after this course: Open Access


Book your place on the Iron Intensive below. You will receive a booking confirmation email to the provided address once your booking is complete. Please read or listen to the Courses terms and conditions before making your booking.

If you require accommodation, please book this below. For information on SSW’s accommodation, follow this link.

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