Fri, 07 Jul|
Bronze Axe Casting Workshop
Cast your own replica Bronze Age axe at the Weald and Downland, home to the BBC's Repair Shop!
Time & Location
07 Jul, 10:00 – 16:00
Chichester, Town Ln, Chichester PO18 0EU, UK
The course begins will a short introductory talk and handling session of replica tools and materials used in the Bronze Age. Students will prepare moulds and begin working the furnace to melt copper and tin. They will then cast their own replica early Bronze Age axe head, and can then begin cleaning and decorating their axe.The Tutor
Dr James Dilley, an experimental archaeologist and craftsman, specialising in prehistoric technologies. In 2009 he founded Ancient Craft, his business aimed at educating and reconnecting people to their prehistoric heritage. James has gained a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Southampton and has worked with numerous museums, schools and heritage sites. His work is displayed at The British Museum and Stonehenge and he has worked with several high profile media companies such as the BBC, National Geographic, New Scientist and Dorling Kindersley Publishing.Participant Information
This course takes place outdoors. Students must wear suitable footwear that fully covers the foot, walking or work boots are ideal. Students must also have trousers and a long sleeve top available or worn during the workshop.Fee & Refreshments
£110 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have and dietary requirements. The Museum cafe will be open or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.