Bronze Forging and Polishing Masterclass with Andy Hopper.
With guest lecture by Ian Moody, Metallurgist with Columbia Metals.
Andy Hopper will cover the subject of heating and forging two different types of bronze, primarily Coldur-A Silicon Bronze, which is used in the architectural and sculptural disciplines for its aesthetic and physical characteristics. Andy will also demonstrate the final polishing of silicon bronze.
Ian Moody will be giving an in depth two-part lecture on the metallurgy of bronzes and will also talk about fabrication, patination and the interaction of bronzes with the environment.
One-day masterclass. Attendants must bring their own safety boots and safety glasses, disposable ear buds will be provided.
Entry to the forge will not be allowed without these, without exception.
Tea and coffee provided, bring packed lunch.
Tickets are available on our members pages: https://www.babamembers.org.uk/bronze-forging-masterclass/
New Forge Barn
Parley Green Lane
Price for Members £31, Students £25, Non-members £45
Arrive at 10:00am for 10:30am start, lunch 12:45-1:30pm, finish 4:00pm