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Practical Metalwork Workshop

Practical Metalwork Workshop

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rachel Mandley


On this exciting introductory course the focus will be on creating practical designs out of metal for interior or exterior environments, enabling you to produce a bespoke piece from your own design.

The course will give you a solid grounding in the basics of metal work and will enable you to realise your ideas in your home setting. At the end of the course, the student will create an individual piece for their home or garden for example; coffee table, shelving brackets and shelf, bird bath, candle holder or weather vane.

This course is suitable for beginners or those who have a basic skill set working with metal.

Topics covered

  • How to work from a 2D drawing and transforming it into 3D
  • Create a piece from their own designs to complement their own living space
  • The health and safety aspect of Metalwork
  • How to weld confidently and use the equipment in the workshop

Who should take this course?

Individuals looking for tips and insights that they may wish to apply to their own homes, DIY enthusiasts, Metalwork beginners and all those who want to build on their metalwork skills.

Course outcomes

A practical sculpture of your own design as well as learning new skill sets, including: knowledge of how to weld, plasma cut, grind, roll and bend metal and using hand tools.

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Rachel completed her degree in Technical Arts andSpecial Effects at Wimbledon College of Art in 2011. She hasover 10 years experience working within fabrication and design, creatingvisual displays and props for theatres and companies, for e.g. Young VicTheatre, English National Opera, Harvey Nichols and Hedonism Wines.

Rachel is currently a Technician at Central Saint Martins in the 3D large wood and metal workshops.


Please bring two designs from your ideas, pen and paper.

Available dates