This fantastic course is the perfect way to experience the joy of learning to cast pewter to fit around your life and in your own timescale. Learn at Home in Your Own Time.
The kit provided ensures you not only have everything you need to complete the course but also so that you can carry on creating amazing pewter pieces afterwards. This exciting process involves making and using moulds, melting and pouring the pewter, finishing and polishing your design, and turning it into jewellery. By the end of the workshop you will have completed 4-6 pieces in a variety of techniques, finishes and styles.
This series of exercises is the equivalent of a full day course (including making time) and will enable you to feel confident enough to keep making it on your own afterwards. If you need any help at any point I can be available on email and WhatsApp so you're never on your own! And even if you have any questions or need help after the course you can always get in contact. I love to help and hear from the lovely people on my workshops.
Please allow 7 - 10 days for delivery of your kit.
All your materials and tools are included as well as all the video tutorials that you will need. Help is also available by WhatApp and email.
A clean, safe place to work when using the provided blow torch on a heat mat. A drill (a hand drill is fine if you do not have a power tool), a scrap piece of wood to drill onto, a craft knife and mat or scissors, hammer and centre punch and a pair of pliers if you have them (don't worry if not). A WiFi connection and access to a computer large enough to view the tutorials clearly and with the ability to play sound.
This course is taught online
6 hours (flexible times to suit)
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6 hours (flexible times to suit)
Available on request
I cannot rate this casting course high enough. Rachel is an excellent tutor with a wonderful teaching style. I was able to have a go at a number of different types of pewter casting and came home with some lovely pieces and a complete understanding of how to try casting at home. Well worth the cost, and plenty of cups of tea which is always a bonus.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks Matt. It was so lovely to meet with you and work with you. You did brilliantly and I can’t wait to see what else you do. Stay in touch! All the best. Rach
What a fantastic workshop! We were able to get stuck in almost straight away. Clear simple instructions, from Rachel, allowed us the freedom to experience pewter casting to its fullest. I would highly recommend this course.
Thank you Rach.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Claire. Such lovely comments and I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and you all did so well. I couldn’t believe the quality and quantity of what was produced! Take care. And thanks again. Rach
A lovely, enthusiastic tutor who couldn't have been more helpful. I really enjoyed the afternoon.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Jude. It was lovely to meet you. Well done for your lovely pieces too. All the very best. Rach
What a brilliant course! The 3 hours wizzed by and we all said we could have stayed all day. Rachel was lovely and helpful and gave great instructions making it accessible for a wide rage of ages to take part. My daughter overcame her fear of fire to use the blow torch and loved using all the tools. I would recommend it to anyone!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Claire. It was lovely to meet you all. Well done for all the lovely pieces you made. And your daughter did so well. All the very best. Rach
We've had such a lovely a lovely time, both myself and my children loved it. Really well run with just the right amount of help and support.
Thanks so much, hope we can do another course in the future.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much for your lovely comments and taking the time to do a review. It was lovely to meet you and you all did so well! All the very best. Rach
Had an amazing time! Rach was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much of a problem. The studio was well set up and was great to craft in it. A very relaxed and informative session. Can't wait to come back for another course! Rach also makes a great brew! Thanks again for a great session
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you. It was an absolute pleasure. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again!
The course was so much fun. Rachel is a great teacher, really knowledgeable and friendly.
It was fantastic to get stuck in and making my first item straight away, I got to try lots of different techniques and tools. There really is all you can drink tea & coffee too and lunch was superb.
I came away with so many beautiful items and the confidence and skills to to have a go at home.
Can't wait to book the next course!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Vikki and for a fab day. You made such beautiful pieces. Look forward to seeing you again! All the very best.
The course was fantastic - I came home with some beautiful pieces. I'm not sure if I can bear to give them away as Christmas gifts though, which was my intention! Everything was laid out so simply and Rachel's instructions/guidance were superb all throughout. We tried so many different techniques - I actually can't believe the items I made. Homemade bread and shortbread for lunch topped the day off perfectly! I will absolutely be doing some of her other courses soon.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:A huge well done and thank you. Your pieces were definitely too lovely to give away!
The course was the most fun I've had in years. Right from the start Rachel had me pouring pewter into moulds, it was the full-day course so we had time to have a go at loads of techniques and ways of casting. Everything was explained fully and you were hands-on most of the time. The lunch was superb, constant tea as it says in the introduction but best of all lots and lots of time to spend making, for instance you cast a pendant then you drill a hole in it, then make a ring for it and select a chain to hang it from. I'm starting to make my own casts now and it's great.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:You did so well with your pewter Al. Can’t wait to see what you do at home. Thanks so much. Rach
Now 75 I had never made jewellery before. I moulded, heated, cut and polished some pewter and then I engraved it with initials and a logo and it now adorns my keyring. Rachel was a brilliant teacher and very enthusiastic and patient. I shall certainly join a group again when I make another visit.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank Keith. And well done. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Rachel has a lovely set-up for many crafts. She is a great teacher and communicates her skills well in a happy and relaxed atmosphere. We were there with the family and you soon get caught up with making lovely things.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Fay. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Thank you Rachel for a great day. It was good fun to try a new skill and Rachel was very patient and supportive. Looking forward to the next course!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Gill. You did so well.
What a fun day. Rachel is really supportive and amazingly creative. I did the course with my mum and my adult children. Something for the whole family regardless of age. Thank you. Can't wait to come back.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much. You did really well.
An amazing course! Rachel is brilliant - encouraging, enthusiastic and successfully positive, whilst clearly explaining and modelling new skills. We got to try lots of different techniques & produced beautiful items. Thank you, can't wait to book the next course!
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you. I loved the hill / contour designs that you did. They were lovely.