Tutor: Shane Whitehead
Dates: Monday 12th - Friday 16th September
Times: 10am – 4pm
Length: 5 Days
Fee: £382   The cost of materials is included.
A unique opportunity to acquire the skill of Bronze Casting using the lost wax and ceramic shell casting process. A mould will be taken from your own wax sculpture and a wax model created by the tutor. The work will be cast in a small foundry at the studio, built by the participating students. The techniques of finishing cast objects will include removing fired ceramic mould material - cutting the sculptures from the casting tree - recreating texture with finishing tools and finally, the art of Patination.
A course to enable you to start up your own ‘backyard foundry’!
About the Tutor:

After studying Art and Design at college, Shane Whitehead then trained in Furniture Design and Construction. Spurred on by his interest in decorative arts and sculpture he moved into 2D graphic work. Using some of his highly ornate and intricate patterns, Shane transferred these ideas into jewellery making, producing bronze, silver and gold pieces, which are exhibited in various galleries across the UK. In turn this has created an interest in working with metals and sculpture. For the last four years he has managed a bronze foundry in Shepton Mallet, whilst also sculpting and casting his own work in bronze.

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