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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.
COVID- 19 MEASURES: (may reduce for dates after 21st June dependent on restrictions and government advice).
Reduced tickets - max 5 per workshop across 4 household/bubble
Individual tool baskets and resource packs
Antibacterial wipes and sanitiser for shared tools
Masks to be worn when moving around the workshop
Track and Trace log is provided by Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
3 hours (2:30pm to 5:30pm)