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Bronze Casting

Experience a creative workshop

Bronze Casting
Using our own models made from wood we will employ the traditional sand casting technique for...
Sand casting is one of the oldest methods for shaping metal. In this course, you will create a model made from wood or some other material, which is then pressed into special molding sand in a casting flask. After applying the sprues, you will pour the molten bronze into the form with a casting ladle. Once the metal has cooled, the rough casting can be taken out and finished.
Using our own models made from wood we will employ the traditional sand casting technique for making approximately three casts weighing maximally 400 g. We will alloy the required material (to be purchased from the instructor) ourselves in the course. Typical objects may include mountings, fittings for knife making, jewelry, replicas, or belt buckles.
We will learn about:
  • the theory of sand casting
  • producing models
  • treating surfaces and replication
  • alloying and melting of the bronze
  • finishing the cast blank
  • there will also be information on tools and on constructing your own smelting furnace
    More information on the workshop instructor

    Matthias Lehr

    The qualified goldsmith loves giving playful elements to hand-forged and cast utility objects with puristic functionality, which are often revealed only at the second glance. He runs a workshop for tools and jewellery in Nuremberg and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and today gives lectures at the training centre for goldsmiths in the city of Ahlen and at the Chamber of Trades in Koblenz.Matthias Lehr

    More information on the workshop location

    KURSORT Niederalteich

    A haven for traditional crafts!

    A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

    The former stable of the Monastery Niederalteich is optimally equipped with

    • Bench room,
    • Turning workshop,
    • Sharpening room,
    • Machine room,
    • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


    St. Ursulaweg 19
    94557 Niederalteich

    More info on our Workshop location Niederalteich
    • QualifikationNone.
    • InfoThe costs for material are charged by the instructor according to consumption (approx. €35 per kg).
    • Participants8
    • LanguageGerman
    • InstructorMatthias Lehr
    • Duration4 days
    • Appointment12.07 - 15.07.
    • Time9.00 - 18.00
    • LocationSt.-Ursulaweg 19, 94557 Niederalteich
    Workshop no. KU5011701
    €449.00 pro Teilnehmer

    Prices incl. VAT

    Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to
    Many other models
    Course No. Start End Location Price  
    Kursnnummer: KU5011801
    Start: 7/17/18
    end: 7/20/18
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €469.00
    Kursnnummer: KU5011701
    Start: 7/12/17
    end: 7/15/17
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €449.00

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