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Leitrim Sculpture Centre – Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop

  • Location: Leitrim Sculpture Centre
  • Date: Sat 13th - Mon 14th April
  • Duration: 2 days

Cost: 130.00

Tutor: Niall Walsh. Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 6. Cost: €140                   
Participants will use locally sourced hazel and willow to construct simple stools and benches. Walsh will lead the group through the process of locating the raw materials and using hand tools to make furniture in the style of the ‘cottage’ tradition. This is a workshop in sustainability and will outline how the skill taught can be used to make a range of furniture and forms from the locality. Students come with: sturdy boots for walking in the wood. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.
Niall Walsh is a fellow co-founder of Leitrim Sculpture Centre and has worked with wood in a range of different contexts from 2d to 3d, in gallery contexts, public commissions and sculpture symposiums in Ireland and around the world. www.niallwalsh.ie

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Tutor: Kate Oram. Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 6. Cost: €130
Discover the ancient technique of sandcasting, see examples of what you can make, learn how to make a master pattern and then cast it in aluminium and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you.  Everyday and found objects (bones, shells, nuts, household items) can lend themselves nicely to moulding, as well as your original sculpted patterns. You will be working with aluminium all weekend but working with other metals such as bronze will be discussed. This course will teach you the techniques required for bronze sandcasting. You would be able to return to hire the Sculpture Centre facilities to cast bronzes. Students come with: sturdy boots, a simple pattern (no undercuts). Beginners to intermediate. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.
If you want to continue your work, you can return at your own convenience and will pay:
Sand Casting – €100 a day excl metal but incl space, fuel and furnace use. Aluminium at cost, currently at €7 a kilo, if available.
Kate Oram received a degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics from Brighton University in 1991, specialising in metal and wood.  She has run her design workshop for 20 years, working in copper and bronze as well as aluminium, silver, steel, wood, perspex, concrete and stone.

 

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Tutor: Kate Oram. Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 6. Cost: €130
Discover the ancient technique of sandcasting, see examples of what you can make, learn how to make a master pattern and then cast it in aluminium and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you.  Everyday and found objects (bones, shells, nuts, household items) can lend themselves nicely to moulding, as well as your original sculpted patterns. You will be working with aluminium all weekend but working with other metals such as bronze will be discussed. This course will teach you the techniques required for bronze sandcasting. You would be able to return to hire the Sculpture Centre facilities to cast bronzes. Students come with: sturdy boots, a simple pattern (no undercuts). Beginners to intermediate. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.
If you want to continue your work, you can return at your own convenience and will pay:
Sand Casting – €100 a day excl metal but incl space, fuel and furnace use. Aluminium at cost, currently at €7 a kilo, if available.
Kate Oram received a degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics from Brighton University in 1991, specialising in metal and wood.  She has run her design workshop for 20 years, working in copper and bronze as well as aluminium, silver, steel, wood, perspex, concrete and stone.