Pewter jewellery making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre



Join Ella to create your own pewter jewellery (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 jewellery using piercing saws and hammers/formers before adding personalisation with letter punches. Finally we will solder on silver findings and polish so you can proudly wear your handcrafted pieces home. Ella is an award winning contemporary pewtersmith who established her practice in 2012. Suitable for beginners or those who have tried jewellery or silver work before.

What's included in the price?

During this workshop Ella will provide all tools, materials and metal. Ella will have a large selection for you to choose from but please do feel free to bring along interesting textures to try - items less than 5mm thick such as lace, paper stencils or dried leaves/petals (green fresh leaves don't work) work well. Teas, coffees and biscuits provided throughout the workshop. Manchester Craft and Design Centre is open to public with 18 craft studios. Please feel free to allow time before the workshop to browse the centre.


3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Ella McIntosh

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Working from studio 10 at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Ella crafts contemporary pewter for your home and table. She offers a variety of pewtersmithing workshops to create your own unique handmade design to proudly take home. Ella will guide you through traditional metalwork skills whilst conveying her passion for pewtersmithing.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Pet lovers
  • Intermediate level
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Space 2, Manchester Craft and Design Centre,, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5JD