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Pewter work & casting courses

Find pewter workshops around the UK. Learn to cast using pewter or create unique jewellery or other decorative items from this malleable metal alloy.

£300
London - Next course on 6th July 2019
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...
£30
Birmingham - Next course on 19th June 2019
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...
£45
Greater Manchester - Next course on 28th September 2019
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...
£45
Greater Manchester - Next course on 19th October 2019
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...
£45
Greater Manchester - Next course on 19th October 2019
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...
£59
Kent
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...
£78
Cumbria - Next course on 15th November 2019
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...
£78
Cumbria
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...

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