About the Course
Join Ella to create your own dinky pewter spoon, ideal for condiments, delicious treats or to gift as a christening/first birthday present.
During the pewtersmithing workshop you will experience heritage metalwork skills using pewter, a lead free metal to create your own spoon. Ella, who recently won the Creative and Cultural skills award for her pewter workshop programme, will guide you through all aspects of designing and making your spoon.
Using traditional hammering techniques and sheet metal Ella will teach you how to use swage and doming blocks to shape the spoon bowl before moving onto cold forging a spoon handle. We will then solder and add personalised details such as letter punch, cut outs and hammer textures before polishing.
Ella is a full time pewtersmith based at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Having specialised in pewter after completing her jewellery and silversmithing training her work has been recognised through awards from The Worshipful Ccompany of Pewterers and she has completed many prestigious commissions over the course of her career.
Suitable for beginners or those who have tried jewellery or silver before.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
During this one day workshop Ella will provide all tools, materials and metal.
If you do have any sketches, ideas or print outs of design ideas please do bring them along, the more the merrier. However, if you don't have anything to bring don't worry, Ella will have lots of inspiration on the day.
Teas, coffees and biscuits provided throughout the day. Lunch can be purchased from our very tasty on site café or feel free to bring a packed lunch.
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