Heritage Ironwork Seminar

Event Description

A one day seminar discussing and debating

  • What is a safe way to work with lead?
  • How do you make and replicate moulds for lead castings?
  • In what way can you safely remove iron from lead fixings in stone work?
  • How can you safely fix ironwork in stone using lead?

Each topic will begin with a presentation or demonstration from experienced professionals following which discussions will be opened to attendees. The purpose of this event is not just to educate but to stimulate discussion with the exchange of information and opinion.

The aim of the day is to establish some common ground with best practice – the outcome of which the National Heritage Ironwork Group will develop into a set of best practice guidelines.

Everyone, of all levels of experience, who is interested in or working on heritage ironwork should come along, get involved and have a say!

9.00 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and introduction
9.45 – 10.30 Health and Safety associated with the use of lead in ironwork
10.30 –11.15 Making a cast lead mould
11.15 – 11.30 Morning tea break
11.30 – 13.00 Decorative lead casting
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45 – 14.30 Safe removal of ironwork from stone
14.30 – 15.30 Leading ironwork into stone
15.30 – 15.45 Afternoon tea break
3.45 – 4.30 Review of the day’s discussions with recommendations for best practice within conservation guidelines
4.30 Finish
The Event

COST: £35 (students £20) including refreshments and lunch

ATTENDANCE: Aimed at everyone with an interest in heritage ironwork

PPE: Please bring safety glasses with you

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