Pewter Cuttlefish Casting – Make a Spoon – 1 day workshop – 28th January 2022
In Sussex with Fleur Grenier on 28th January 2023
Pewter Casting Workshop,
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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).
Maximum of 7 Students
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
If you are buying as a gift please mention in the note box the name of the recipient and Fleur will send a voucher.
Location: The Sussex Guild Shop, Southover Road, Lewes, E. Sussex, BN7 1TP. The course will take place in the event room above the shop. The Sussex Guild shop and gallery has over 30 of the Sussex Guild members so make you have a look at the beautiful work while you are there and be inspired. The Gallery is part of Southover Grange, a 17th century building beside the beautiful Grange Gardens. In the summer there is a kiosk to buy food to eat in the Gardens but it is closed in Winter so you may want to bring lunch.
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.
Refund and Cancellation Policy: A full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts, or if preferred to accommodate an alternative course date.
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."