Metal Sculpture



This workshop provides an ideal introduction to metalworking, using a choice of copper, aluminium or both. You will learn to cut, shape and form the metals using a basic range of hand tools, and create an individually designed sculpture for the home or garden.

The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required.



Session 1:  Trial shaping by wasting, using snips and saws; producing an individual design; transferring design onto copper/aluminium


Session 2: Cutting design to shape and edge finishing; hollowing using bossing mallets


Session 3: Refining shapes; joining by riveting; surface decoration using stamps and engraving; surface finishing and assembly of final piece.


MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDED: All tools, equipment and materials provided as required


ADDITIONAL NOTES: Optional - please bring any drawings or pictorial reference you might like to develop into design ideas