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Find pewter workshops around the UK. Learn to cast using pewter or create unique jewellery or other decorative items from this malleable metal alloy.
Pewter casting & sculpture workshops - London
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Pewter casting & sculpture workshops - London
London - Next course on 11th January 2020
£300
Description Discover the art of pewter casting using the ancient ‘lost wax method’ in this 4 session course. Make a sculpture from wax or clay to cast in pewter. Explore and experiment with new sculpture techniques. What is Pewter? It’s a silver coloured metal alloy containing over 90% tin with copper and bismuth to strengthen it. Traditionally it would contain lead but the pewter we use is lead free so it’s less toxic to melt and work. Why use pewter? It’s a soft metal so it’s easy to cut and...
Casting in pewter making jewellery, decorations & keyrings: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Casting in pewter making jewellery, decorations & keyrings: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 15th November 2019
£78
Have a go at this age old technique of pewtersmithing and create your own unique designs in a cuttlefish cast. Ella is an award winning Pewtersmith & will guide you through the process of carving your ideas into the cuttlefish before pouring molten pewter into the mould and finishing your design using metalwork tools. This time served technique using this unusual material produces fantastic tactile results and is a great way to experience pewter in both a molten and solid form. Please feel free to bring along any inspiration or...
Embossed pewter notebook  - a short workshop for absolute beginners
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Embossed pewter notebook - a short workshop for absolute beginners
Birmingham - Next course on 21st August 2019
£35
Learn a new craft with a group of absolute beginners. Learn the art of embossing on pewter to produce a stunning cover for a notebook and a pen in this lustrous metal. You will be taught the basics of hand embossing on sheet pewter, as well as how to give it an aged look. You can enhance designs with coloured inks or embellish it with jewels. I will guide you through the process from the piece of pewter to the final polished work .There is no drawing experience necessary as...
Pewter pendant and keyring making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
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Pewter pendant and keyring making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Greater Manchester - Next course on 28th September 2019
£45
Join Ella to create your own pewter pendant or keyring using a heritage metalwork skill of cuttlefish casting. Design your own pendant/keyring before mould making using the natural material of cuttlefish and casting using molten pewter. We will then finish our casts using traditional jewellery tools so you can proudly take your handmade design home. Ella, who recently won the Creative and Cultural skills award for her pewter workshop programme, will guide you through all aspects of this fascinating process handed down through generations of makers. Ella is a full...
Mould making and Pewter Casting: small Relief Sculpture at Morley College London
Mould making and Pewter Casting: small Relief Sculpture at Morley College London
Greater London - Next course on 17th November 2019
£120
Day 1: Learn to make a mould with easily mixed and poured silicone rubber, from small low relief sculpture, flat pendent, brooch, coins or flat objects you bring. Day 2: Learn to make multiple copies from your moulds, cast in safe resin and possible choice of plaster, melted wax & pewter. Explore some finishes on your copies. Suitable for all levels with an interest in Art, Sculpture or Jewellery. Basic materials costs included in the course fee but charged for if you exceed your materials allowance. By the end of...
Pewter bangle making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
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Pewter bangle making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Greater Manchester - Next course on 19th October 2019
£45
Join Ella to create your own pewter bangle. Design your pewter bangle and learn how to add texture and pattern to metal using items such as lace, dried flowers etc and a traditional jewellers rolling mill. We will then shape your bangle using hammers and formers before polishing so you can wear your handmade design home. Ella, who recently won the Creative and Cultural skills award for her pewter workshop programme, will guide you through all aspects of this fascinating process handed down through generations of makers. Ella is a...
Pewter Bangles using rolling mills - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Pewter Bangles using rolling mills - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£78
A new course for 2019, under Ella's expert guidance design and create a lovely Bangle and if there's time, some other jewellery pieces too, such as ear rings or pendants. During the first part of the day you will learn how to apply textures and patterns to sheet metal using traditional machinery called 'rolling mills' , followed by using various techniques to create your jewellery. You might wish to bring along some of your own patterns / textures to work with such as lace, stencils or foliage, especially if they...
Pewter brooch making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
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Pewter brooch making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Greater Manchester - Next course on 19th October 2019
£45
Join Ella to create your own pewter brooches (approx. 3 per class). Ella will guide you through the process of applying texture and pattern to pewter sheet using items such as lace, dried flowers and paper stencils using a traditional jewellers rolling mill. We will then shape the brooches using piercing saws and hammers/formers before adding personalisation with letter punches. Finally we will solder on brooch back and polish so you can proudly wear your handcrafted pieces home. Ella, who recently won the Creative and Cultural skills award for her...
Pewter casting in the woods
Pewter casting in the woods
Kent - Next course on 14th September 2019
£59
Love learning? Love being outdoors? Looking for something a bit different? Or maybe you home educate and are looking for opportunities for your children? Then this is for you!! Come and spend the morning immersed in nature, creating, crafting, learning and unwinding in the tranquil setting of Kentish woodlands. On the outskirts of the lovely village of Leigh, near Tonbridge, you will find this fabulous private woodland, providing the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle and explore your creativity with like-minded folk. Pewter is a fantastic...
Pewter Casting Sculpture using lost wax method - Morley College - 4 days on campus
Pewter Casting Sculpture using lost wax method - Morley College - 4 days on campus
Greater London - Next course on 26th May 2020
£280
An introduction to working with wax as a sculpture material. Develop your own project ideas with assistance from the tutor. Learn about working with soft and hard waxes, wax casting, making wax sculpture as a finished product or as a stage towards casting into metals or ceramic slip. Suitable for beginners and all levels. Basic materials included but charged for what is used over and above the materials allowance. By the end of the course you will be able to Model a sculpture using wax based on your own designs...

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