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Your Name: Ella McIntosh

Name of Business: Ella McIntosh

Artform/Specialisms: Pewter

I share my studio with: Helen Tiffany Glass

How would you describe the items you produce?

Contemporary pewter crafted for your home and table.

What are the things that have inspired, and continue to inspire, your work?

Inspired by the urban landscape of old buildings butted up to new developments and the chimney landscape of the northern mill towns she grew up in Ella uses this inspiration to drive texture contrast in her work, stripping back embellishment to celebrate pewter, a lead free metal.

When you are not producing new work, how do you like to spend your time?

Spending time outdoors, seeking inspiration by foraging textures and thinking about new work.

When not in the studio Ella often hosts pewtersmithing workshops which allow her to pass on her passion for pewter. Join her to create your own unique design using traditional metalwork skills. For more information click here

How would you describe Manchester Craft and Design Centre?

Somewhere to tell your friends about!

A bit more about Ella…

Established in 2012 at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, having graduated from Buckinghamshire University, Ella handcrafts contemporary pewter using skilled metalsmithing techniques, often pushing the boundaries of pewter and her craft. Her work has been awarded twice by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers and in 2017 she received a Cultural and Creative skills award for her pewtersmithing workshops. Visit Ella in studio 10 to buy and see her pewtersmithing.

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