Copper Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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Matt Mewburn from Eveleigh Works is travelling all the way from New South Wales for the Lost Trades Fair and joining us for a special weekend of blacksmithing workshops at the Rare Trades Centre.

Join blacksmith and founder of Eveleigh Works, Matt Mewburn, and learn to make a beautiful serving spoon from copper and steel that will last for generations.

In this full-day workshop, you’ll try your hand at blacksmithing techniques including heating, tapering, texturing and twisting to forge a piece of steel into an ergonomic handle for your spoon.

You’ll also try cold forming techniques using a variety of blacksmithing tools such as anvils, hammers, and swages to shape copper sheet into the bowl of your spoon before uniting the pieces with copper rivets.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

15 Mar

9:00am - 3:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

$270.00 per person


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