Mould making & casting courses
The alchemy of creating art from traditional materials will be explored in a small group of people tutored by Richard Balman, professional mould maker and caster of international artworks. Whatever your previous experience or skill level, Rich will guide you through the processes and you will leave at the end of the day with your own finished piece.
Mould making & bronze resin casting
27th - 29th March & 17th - 19th April
Where you will be learning the fundamental skills on how to mould and cast your own work.
Rich will take you through the process step by step to ensure you get a great cast come the end of the course.
It's advisable to bring your own work, no bigger than a portrait. As you won't get the piece finished in time.
- Day 1 – Mould preparation and applying rubber.
- Day 2 – Case building, de-moulding and casting.
- Day 3 – De-moulding, fettling and patination.
The course will run from 9am until 5pm Friday to Sunday at our studio. We will be stopping for an hour for lunch (please bring your own lunches), with plenty of tea and coffee breaks.
Bronze Casting Workshop with David Snoo Wilson
30th April - 3rd of May 2019
This five-day workshop is designed for you to learn about bronze casting using the lost wax process using ceramic shell. Bronze casting expert David Snoo Wilson will be bringing his ‘Travelling Foundry’ to the studio along with his knowledge and expertise to inspire you.
Whatever your previous experience or skill level, David will guide you through all the intricate processes, enabling you to master the techniques of this specialist art, which dates back to the Romans.
This introductory Bronze casting course is very fast paced and a time intensive process so you are advised to bring a hand-sized item or smaller with you to cast into bronze. You are welcome to bring your own moulds, otherwise we will be using a wax-like clay to sculpt with.
The first two days will focus on wax working, while the third will focus on making the investment mould. The following 2 days will be the bronze pour and and metal finishing.
At the end of the course you will take home you bronze casts.