Artwork by artists Lorraine Whelan & James Hayes
Upcoming projects:

Umha Aois 2021 bronze-casting workshop

Participants will learn how to make two-piece moulds in both both stone and clay. They will use crucibles to melt metal, learn how to make pit-furnaces with a view to casting bronze objects, from prehistoric tools to medieval jewellery. Participants will learn about the technologies and the materials involved in bronze-working activities. All bronze-casting will be supervised by highly experienced staff. The main focus of our attention will be on melting copper and tin to make bronze using the pit furnaces we will have made. We will then pour the bronze into our moulds.

The group is now inviting interested participants for this year’s Umha Aois symposium:

Location: Coolattin Studio near Tinahely, Co Wicklow
Dates: September 4th-11th 2021

Accommodation and catering: Food, shared accommodation and materials are provided. Camping and local B&Bs are also available.

Contact: Those interested in taking part should forward a "Letter of Interest" including a short CV to Also check out the group’s Facebook Page. Places are limited.

Many thanks to Wicklow Arts Office for supporting this event.

Artwork by artists Lorraine Whelan & James Hayes