Design and make a sculptural metal bird, fish, reptile or insect for your garden or pond from sheet metals and collected materials.
Materials provided for use will be sheet metals such as copper, steel, aluminium, tin plate, rod, wire and tube. You may also wish to bring in other materials such as plastics, glass marbles, olive oil cans, colourful washing up bowls or any other reclaimed treasure.
Techniques explored will be; cutting, annealing, forming and shaping using hammers, spot welding, soldering and riveting.
Evening working – the Forge is not open in the evening.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
"Excellent organisation throughout; superb surroundings; well-run and well-equipped course with a first class, thoroughly pleasant and knowledgeable tutor. Impressed and happy client who enjoyed the course, learned a lot from it and took away an enthusiasm to do more in the field on my own to build on the inspiration given by the course. The lunch was top notch too!"Philip, September 2020