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Bronze Lab Timetable

By Giles J Corby, on 23 January 2013

Bronze Lab, UCL Slade School of Fine Art
Provisional Programme – Subject to Revision
Date Schedule Detail Location
Monday 11/02/13 • 10 am -10.30am
• 10.30 am -11am

• 11am to 4pm
• 4.pm-4.30pm • Introduction to Bronzelab
• Practical wax demonstration – how to work with wax eg wax welding, taking wax from a mould, wax sheet making
• Wax Making

• What is gating presentation? (runners and risers)

Sculpture workshop
Tuesday 12/02/13 • 9.30-10.30am
• 10.30-5pm • Presentation on Bronze moulds

• Finish off wax and wax gating
• 2pm begin dipping of wax
• 4.30pm second dip TBC
Wednesday 13/02/13 • 9.30 onwards

• 11.30-1pm

• 2.30-3.30 • Bronze Mouldmaking finishing moulds
• From wax to bronze

• Aluminium casting demonstration /Lead casting • Workshop

• Bookable space
• Workshop
Thursday 14/02/13 • All day times to be advertised on bronzelab blog during course of the day • Burnout and pour • Workshop
15/02/13 • 9.30am-10am
• 10am-5pm • Short presentation on chasing and fettling
• Break open moulds
• Chasing and fettling • Bookable space
• Workshop
Saturday 16/02/13 • 10am-5pm Continuation and finishing • Workshop
17/02/13 • 10am-5pm • Clean up
Verbally Summarise bronzelab • Workshop


By Giles J Corby, on 23 January 2013

‘Bronze Lab’

A Bronze Pour project that will run in the Slade Workshop during the Research and Development week of 11th to 17th February 2013.

For this research event, there will be space for 14 students (from all levels and courses, practice and research) to actively participate in the pour. If you are interested, please send a brief proposal of up to 200 words (you may include images if you wish) detailing how you would like to make use of this opportunity.

We are looking for experimental approaches to the use of bronze. The aim is to explore bronze processes alongside other metal processes and to encourage the development of new research projects that may encompass a variety of media and processes: analogue and digital.

Students selected will be actively involved in the preparations that lead up to the ‘Bronze Lab’ week and will be expected to commit themselves to the full week.

There will be opportunities for all students (selected or not) to participate in and learn from ‘Bronze Lab’ in various ways (observation, documentation) during this week of bronze-related events. A provisional timetable is attached.

Please email your proposal to Katerina Loukopoulou, the Slade’s Research Manager: k.loukopoulou@ucl.ac.uk

The deadline is Monday 28th January 2013, at noon