workshop

Create a pewter Mancheter bee keyring

Create a pewter Mancheter bee keyring

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
About your host
Hello, I'm Ella and I've been a full-time Pewtersmith in Manchester for six years. I am enthusiastic about sharing my love of metalwork and the traditional heritage skills I use on a daily basis. My work has been awarded by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers in 2016 and is recognised by the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen. I was honoured to recently be awarded the 2018 Creative and Cultu…
Ella
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Ella
What we’ll do
Experience metalwork and the heritage pewtersmithing technique of cuttlefish casting to create your own Manchester bee keyring using molten pewter, a shiny metal and mould making with the natural material of cuttlefish bone. Taking inspiration from the Manchester logo of the bee, of which there are seven on the city crest, we will carve the cuttlefish into a mould before pouring molten metal to r…
What else you should know
My studio is open to the public and there may be interruptions for enquiries or purchases, a real experience of a working studio. Time will be added onto the end to enable your keyring to be completed
What I’ll provide
Tea/Coffee and cake
You will be treated to a tea/coffee and a slice of delicious cake from our resident Oak Street Café. Vegan options available
Tools and aprons
I will be providing all equipment needed for creating your bee including metalwork tools, safety goggles and aprons.
What to bring
We will be using hot metal to create your bee so wherever possible please wear or bring along closed toed shoes.

Ella
workshop
5.0
£50 per person
5.0
£50 per person