Midsummer Metal

Midsummer metal sculpture course. Photo credit Chris Kenworthy

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Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham the Midsummer metal course takes place over two days in YSP’s metal workshop. Over the two days you will have the opportunity to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. It may be helpful to bring along some ideas for a piece of work you would like to produce, or perhaps use the inspirational surroundings of YSP to help stimulate your creativity.

There will be a demonstration of tools, machines and their functions and you will receive advice and guidance to help realise your project.
  • The two-day midsummer metal course will run from 10:00–17:00 each day and will include both cold and furnace forging, with instruction in welding, cutting and other techniques.
  • The course is suitable for all abilities (ages 18 and upwards), all that is required is enthusiasm and suitable clothing. All materials and PPE (gloves & masks) are provided. Strong or steel toe capped boots are advised.
  • Metal used in the workshop comes in a wide variety of different shapes, sizes and thicknesses, most commonly used are sheet steel and steel bar – round and square.

Feedback from previous particpants;

"Brian & Own really compliment each other. I loved being let loose with my creativity! .....Will come again!"

"Both tutors were fantastic - approachable and willing to share their wealth of skills."

"I am a beginner and the tuition was perfect!

About the course leaders;

Brian Fell is known for creating large-scale works in metal such as the ‘Ha Ha’ bridge developed for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His work can be seen all over the UK with significant pieces in Cardiff, Morecambe, Jersey, Plymouth and Manchester. He has been associated with YSP for many years, holding a Henry Moore Bursary from 1990 to 1992.

Owen Cunningham has been a practicing sculptor for over twenty years. Mostly working in steel, he has used the forge to explore the plastic characteristics of metal. Cunningham’s work is exhibited at the Ironbridge Museum of Steel Sculpture, Telford and in private collections.

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