Skill Up: Coppersmithing

Skill Up is a programme of eight free specialist skills courses running from ACAVA Maxilla Men’s Shed. You are invited to join in and learn a range of techniques from silverwork to printmaking.

Submissions are now open for our Skill Up course: Coppersmithing.

Skill Up: Coppersmithing
Dates: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 November
Times: 10am–1pm
Delivered by Lizzie Hughes

Maxilla Men’s Shed
4 Maxilla Walk,
London W10 6NQ

Over six sessions, learn how to hammer sheet copper into shape and join individual pieces using soldering, brazing, and riveting techniques.

For the first session, participants will make a copper candlestick from a template provided. This will allow the students to become familiar with hammering, bending and brazing sheet copper. For subsequent sessions, students will apply the skills they have learnt to make small objects to their own design. For students who are more comfortable working to a pre-defined plan, templates for projects that can be adapted to allow each student to make their work unique will be provided.

View Lizzie’s websites here and here.

Would you like to take part in this programme?

Close up of a hand holding a circle of copper being modelled, in a makerspace, indoors
Skill Up: Coppersmithing