2 day Copper Workshop


Sat Jan 29 2022 at 10:00 am to Sun Jan 30 2022 at 02:30 pm


Seagulls Reuse | Leeds, EN

2 day Copper Workshop
This 2 day course will introduce you to the fundamental metal work processes involved when working with copper.
About this Event

This 2 day course will introduce you to some of the fundamental metal work processes involved when working with copper. This practical course is suitable for people at any skill level who want to further their knowledge and practical ability in a structured learning environment.

You will design and make your own copper work for you to keep.

No previous experience or qualifications are required for this course. Suitable for complete beginners or more experienced art makers who want to expand their knowledge of precious metal work.

Techniques covered

1. Decorate metal surfaces with texture and pattern

2. Anneal and pickle metal

3. Saw, pierce and hammer copper

4. Soldering

5. File and finish

6. copper etching

You will learn how to manipulate copper metal to produce the most amazing natural shapes and forms that can then be turned into an art object.

With guidance from your tutor, you will learn how to heat and form a flat sheet of metal by blocking/sinking using a specialist hammer and sandbag. You will then learn how to form the metal as much or little as you wish to create a bowl that is truly unique. Finally when you reach your desired shape you will learn how to planish the piece to give a lovely even hammered surface.

On day 2 we will consider all types of etching. This is an intensive practical workshop involving measuring, making, texturing, colourising and finishing with a copper etched artwork to take home.

By the end of the 2 days you will have made a copper decoration and copper bowl to take home.

Loads of tips, hints and plenty of background information from our fully trained & experienced silversmith.

Copper included in the price.

We keep class sizes low to ensure the tutor gets to spend plenty of 1 on 1 time with each attendee.


These workshops are being held in person at our mosaic studio and we have put the following measures in place to ensure your safety and everyone else's.

* Hand sanitising on entry and exit to the studio.

*Reduced class sizes to a maximum of 4 people.

*Socially distanced workshop.

*Extra cleaning measures in place.

*Please bring your own drinks and refreshments

*Please do not attend the workshop if you feel ill or if you have experienced any Covid symptoms in the last 14 days or have been in contact with anyone who has.

*Tickets are non refundable but we will book you onto the next available workshop that works for you.

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Where is it happening?

Seagulls Reuse, 103 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, United Kingdom

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GBP 140.00

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