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Pewter pendant and keyring making at Manchester Craft and Design Centre - morning session



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 time pewter-smith 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 Company 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.

What's included in the price?

During this 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 workshop. Manchester Craft and Design Centre is open to public with 18 craft studios. Please feel free to arrive early 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.


Space 2, Manchester Craft and Design Centre,, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5JD

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