Iron Intensive

Learn iron casting with the experts on this course - suitable for beginners, artists and technicians.

11 Sep - 15 Sep 2022


Organised by:
Jenny www.ssw.org.uk/iron-intensive
Adult £650 residential / £550 non-residential Learn more
Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1 Main Street
AB54 4JN
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Opening Times:
Mon9:30am - 5:30pm
Tue9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed9:30am - 5:30pm
Thu9:30am - 5:30pm
Fri9:30am - 5:30pm

Closed on weekends except when courses are running.

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.

With support of the SSW technician, participants will work together pour the moulds. Following the pour and clean up there will be an opportunity to try patina and other finishing techniques.

If you have any suggestions, questions or requirements relating to accessibility at SSW, please get in touch and they will make every effort to support you to visit.

[Image Description: Two people, wearing full PPE and orange overalls, bend down to tip a large crucible of glowing, molten iron into a series of moulds.]

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