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Pewter Cuttlefish Casting – make a spoon, 1 day pewter workshop

Design and make your own pewter spoon, using cuttlefish to make a mould, you will learn the basic principles of working with this lovely metal as you create your own pewter spoon to take home and use.

This one-day workshop is designed to give a complete beginner or an experienced metal worker the opportunity to learn basic techniques for working with pewter.  Each student will begin the day making a simple test piece to practise carving into the cuttlefish and casting the pewter. They will choose a pewter bowl shape for their spoon and then design their spoon handle around it. Using this as the template they will carve into the cuttlefish ready to cast the pewter into it. Once cast, the handle will be filed and cleaned up ready to solder on the bowl.

There will also be the option to do a quite simple stone setting in the end of the spoon handle using a cabochon stone, shell, pebble, or piece of glass. If you have one you would like to use, please do bring it with you (preferably not bigger than 2cm).

If you would like to book a workshop for a small group of friends 4-7 people to celebrate a special event or just to have some fun trying something new contact me design@fleurgrenier.co.uk and we can arrange a date specifically for you.

Maximum of  Students 7

No Children under the age of 16

What is included:  All materials needed throughout the course will be included and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Price: £120

Clothing:  As students will be working with molten metal Fleur does require that everyone wears a long sleeve top and not wear open shoes. It can also get a bit dusty so students may want to bring an apron or wear old clothes.

Gift vouchers are also available if you are looking to buy a workshop day as a gift.

Testimonial:  “Fleur, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop. I love my spoons and have had a load of compliments on them.”

“Thanks so much for such an enjoyable learning experience and your excellent, patient, tuition on 11th Feb. My family were very complimentary about my fishy spoon. I use it, with pride ????, as a coffee scoop and it’s a lovely reminder of the day. It’s really nice to have learnt a little of an art that has been practised for centuries. Fiona and I both went away full of ideas; that too was a good feeling.” 

“Thank you so much for a fabulous day yesterday. It was brilliant to do something so different and to transform a collection of materials into an object that I’m actually quite proud of and was able to take home and use. I sent this photo to family and friends and they very impressed!

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for our workshop. We had an amazing time creating a beautiful tea light with you and have recommended your course to anyone who will listen.”

“I like your style of teaching you’re very supportive and informative but don’t take over at all, it was a fun day too and it flew by. “

“Thanks so much for teaching Brian, Martin and myself it was a very informative and useful day we all thought you were a great teacher