BOX MAKING IN PEWTER :: Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th March 2020



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With Ella McIntosh of

Create a pewter trinket box of your own design using traditional metalwork and pewtersmithing techniques such as adding pattern/texture to pewter with a rolling mill, constructing your box using sheet metalwork skills and sand casting found items such as shells, seed heads and motifs to create the lid and box decoration. 

Ella, whose pewtersmithing practice has been established for 7 years, is a contemporary maker who uses traditional metalwork skills to create table and home wares. Her work is recognised by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers having won their Pewter Live award twice and she was delighted to receive a 2018 Creative and Cultural Skills award for her workshop programme.

Having studied Silversmithing Ella specialised in pewter to celebrate her love for the metal and its unique characteristics. This malleable metal has been used to create tableware for generations and modern makers such as Ella keep the flag flying for pewter and heritage pewtersmithing skills.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who may have experienced silver or other metals previously.

£165 (plus approx. £45 materials)



Other useful details ...

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Lunch is served as a ‘bring and share’ sit down buffet, please bring a small plate of food to share, or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at a cost of £5.

Each course has a detailed requirements list so you know if there is anything in particular you will need to bring or wear. We try and keep this minimal and supply most of what you need, but we know that people also like to bring their own ‘kit’ if they have it. Please ensure you read your list carefully and do ask if there is anything that isn’t clear!

We also offer 4* B&B accommodation please enquire or see our course accommodation page full details – it is worth noting that during course times we only have attendees staying here so our accommodation is not available through the usual online system.

Printable directions and Google Map links to help you find The Old Kennels can be found on our  ‘How to Find Us’ page (sat nav will not bring you to the door as being rural the postcode area is quite large).

For answers to some frequently asked questions about courses please see our ‘FAQs’ page.