With Ella McIntosh of www.thisispewter.com
Brochure: Join Ella to create a functional pewter ladle. Ella will guide you through a range of traditional metalwork and pewtersmithing techniques to create a ladle of your own design.
You will experience a complete range of pewtersmithing skills such as hammer work, raising and sinking a 3D form from a flat sheet of metal. Casting ingots, pouring molten pewter from a smelting pot, cold forging a handle and soldering.
Ella, whose pewtersmithing practice THIS IS PEWTER has been established for 6 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 ‘Give it a Bash’ 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.
The ladle making course is suitable for beginners as well as those who may have experienced silver or other metals previously.