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David Snoo Wilson: Ore & Ingot – The Travelling Foundry


    Ore and ingot is run by David Snoo Wilson. Wilson specialises in bell casting and is one of only a handful of bell-casters still active in this country.  He has bells in the Royal household of the Prince Of Wales, among other places. In 2014 Wilson received the Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to research bell foundries in central Europe and he traveled around eastern Europe to explore ways in which the performance could be incorporated with the process of metal casting. Over the years he has received funding for his research and development into bells from Arts Council England, and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.  

    As an educator and technician Wilson has worked at the Royal College of Art, at the foundry. Internationally he has run courses and workshops across European universities sharing his knowledge of metal casting.

    Have you ever wanted to create in bronze? Learn how to harness molten metal for art? Or just fancy a creative and unique weekend? Come along and we will walk you through the ancient process of lost wax bronze casting. Join us with or without skills. We will work with you from the beginning and over the two days, you will create your very own cast bronze sculpture.

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    Ore and Ingot was set up in 2012 by David Snoo Wilson and Jo Lathwood. Lathwood has since left but can still be seen in the workshop from time to time getting her hands dirty.

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