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.
Courses, kits & gifts
Manchester bee pewter keyring workshop using cuttlefish casting technique - afternoon session
"Ella is a fantastic teacher. She knows how to set you at your ease, tells you just enough without overwhelming you in details, and then proceeds to check in with everyone individually to make sure you're ok. She makes the whole pewter process seem so easy and highly rewarding. I wouldn't hesitate to book with her again."
"Ella was fabulous - we got going really quickly - as Ella gave really concise teaching points to get us underway guiding us and rescuing the minor mishaps with our work. We produced an array of little objects using variety of techniques which were really pleasing. It was an immensely pleasurable day helped along with plenty of sustenance and some lovely company. Thank you! We are already looking forward to our next visit."
"Ella is a great teacher, straightforward, enthusiastic and lively. We all got stuck in straight away and surprised ourselves with what and how much we made in a day. There was designing and sawing and soldering and carving and molten pewter all going on at the same time and the atmosphere was friendly and creative. I hope to come back to make more in pewter again soon."