WORKSHOP : April 8, 2017.
GIVE IT A BASH! Experimental Pewter Spoon Making
Saturday 8th April 2017, 10am – 4pm
£55 per person, materials included
Lets get Pewtering!
Ella is pleased to introduce a new addition to her GIVE IT A BASH line up which is inspired by her current UTENSiL range.
Join Ella on an experimental spoon workshop to approach Pewtersmithing using a playful, organic making process. The day will revolve around the techniques used to forge, dome and bash a spoon before combining the Pewter form with wire, found objects and vintage tableware to create your own unique piece of tableware.
During the day we will be asking questions such as what is a spoon? What properties does a spoon need? Does it have to be functional? Is it for a specific role? What can we add or take away to limit or enhance it? We will be taking inspiration from each others creations, experiments and group thought process to steer our own experimental journey.
During the day you will be taught and guided by Ella through age old metalwork techniques such as Pewter sheet work, soldering, riveting etc which will enable you to create a truly modern and contemporary finished piece to take home alongside a new set of skills. Ella encourages you to bring along any found objects, second hand objects or materials which we can add to the the Pewter Metalwork to create handles, detail or interest.
Lead-free Pewter is a versatile and ‘eco-friendly’ metal which looks like Silver, but is very low maintenance, can be used with food, and look super stylish around your home. Ella is an award-winning designer and is based at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. She is passionate about Pewter and can’t wait for you to fall in love with it too!
For more information and to book a place, click here
You may also be interested in
AP Focus: Nonusual – Gropes
“GROPES ARE UNIQUE LEATHER HANDLEBAR GRIPS. THEY OFFER THE BIKE CUSTOMISATION ENTHUSIAST AN INDIVIDUAL AND EYE-CATCHING ALTERNATIVE TO THE USUAL HANDLEBAR COVERINGS.” Gropes were inspired by original leather-wrap grips, but re-created with a twist. Gropes are hand-made from high quality vegetable tanned cowhides from Italy with pre-punched holes and come with a pair of laces. They…
AP Focus: Little tokyobike
tokyobike is a small, independent bicycle company founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka. The name was derived from the design of the bikes. In the same way the mountain bike was designed for the mountains so tokyobike was designed for Tokyo. In our exhibition, we have decided to feature one of…