GIFT VOUCHERS Pewter Casting Workshops.
Choose from one of the 6 options available. All workshops are run at Mettle Studios in Angmering, West Sussex.
1 – PEWTER CUTTLEFISH CASTING TASTER WORKSHOP 10-1pm. Make your own pewter pendant or keyring, also Christmas decorartion options available.
No experience necessary, Fleur will guide you through the process step by step. Materials included.
Using the traditional pewter cuttlefish casting technique you will carve your design into a cuttlefish bone and then use this as a mould to pour the molten pewter into. Finally you will clean up your casting and put it onto a pendant, keyring or hang on your tree.
2 – MAKE YOUR OWN TEALIGHT HOLDER – 1 day pewter casting workshop were you will make a pewter tealight, going through various processes such as: Casting, mouldmaking, soldering, cutting out and polishing. There will only be two people on the course so a lot can be achieved in a day and you will get to go home with a tealight holder ready to display and use with pride! Materials included.
3 – MAKE A SPOON – 1 day workshop is designed to give a complete beginner or an experienced metal worker the opportunity to learn basic pewter techniques.
Each student will begin the day making a simple test piece to practise carving into the cuttlefish and then cast in 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). Materials included.
4 – MAKE YOUR OWN PENDANT. This workshop goes through some of the basic principles of casting in pewter, initially carving a wax pattern of a pendant and then using this to make a two-part rubber mould.
You will then pour pewter into your mould and cast a pewter piece, which will be cleaned up and polished ready to wear.
It is not necessary to have any experience either working with metal or carving the wax as Fleur will guide you through the whole process step by step.
This is a great opportunity to experience working with pewter and creating your own unique piece. Materials included.
5 – A ONE TO ONE WORKSHOP gives the option to learn more about specific areas relevant to the persons own work or a project.
We will discuss prior to doing the day what you would like to achieve so I can make a plan and have everything ready to go straight into the project.
One day 1 to 1 it will be £280. Materials will be charged for we can discuss approximate cost once there has been a discussion about what the recipient would like to make.
6 – A TWO DAY ONE TO ONE WORKSHOP, as in the one day it is a specific project planning before so as much as possible can be achieved.
If booking 2 days they do not need to be booked in a block, sometimes after doing a day time is needed to think how to proceed and a few days or even weeks in-between can help, so we can rebook the second day when it is convenient.
A 2 day workshop is £550. Materials will be charged for we can discuss approxiamate cost once there has been a discussion about what the recipient would like to make.
Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months and are non refundable.