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Elemental Casting Outdoor melting

Experience the magic or melting metals

Mentored by

Melina Clark

Smithing with spirit

Organisation links
Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5HT
Chosen age group:

For ages: 7 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £25Concession £15
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
Casting with pewter using natural materials, choose to re-create a piece of nature or carve a design of your own artwork. We will explore, connecting with our natural environment.
About your mentor
Melina Clark
Smithing with spirit
A long history and back catalogue of working with fine precious metals and traditional techniques of jewellery making. My connection with nature and passion to share and inspire. Melina has been teaching students within the athroposophical principles at the Michael Hall Steiner school. Melina is a second generation jeweller who began her journey at a young age- finding her passion for the craft, immersing herself and developing as a master of her craft. Her upbringing stimulated her, as her father’s workshop exposed her to the many facets of jewellery making, from: boxes filled with silver, tools and cupboards awaiting to be explored. As a conduit, Melina’s father showed her a world where she would later thrive Melina’s journey was one of prestige, ingenuity and hard-work. She attended Sir John Cass Faculty of Art in London- undertaking a pre-apprenticeship course in diamond mounting and allied crafts. Melina was accepted to undertake an apprenticeship with Garrard the Crown Jeweller. On top of this achievement, she was the first female apprentice to accept this position within the company. She travelled across London, visiting a variety of hidden treasured workshops and studios- learning from craftsmen who specialised in a variety of areas. Melina’s enriching experience as an apprentice truly set the foundations for her professional care With a well sculptured repertoire of skill and knowledge, Melina started to go down her own path. She started producing the organic forms and object d’art, incorporating coloured enamels, unusual gems set within elaborate opulent pieces. Melina continues to develop and strengthen her skill- she is a collaborator and visionary. Melina has cultivated an intuitive understanding of the hemisphere around her. Utilising her expertise and craftsmanship, she has burst into her own world- filled with a plethora of explosive ideas, appealing to the connection of the natural world. She is client-focused and entering their space through a piece of art is what matters most to her. Melina recognises the importance of connection; with individuals, art, the natural world and ultimately- life. Her creative methods are based on intuition- what does that mean? In it’s purest form: she works from the heart- a creative flow enters her space and she collaborates with it. “In the end, creativity is a gift to the creator, not just a gift to the audience.” (Elizabeth Gilbert: The Big Magic) I adore to observe the curious mind as the magical box of delights capture and inspire those who come play in a jewellers workshop. Fire, alchemy, and the richness of precious metals.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Experience the alchemy of transformation
Aim 3
Appreciation of creating
Aim 5
Gentle introduction of working with fire
Aim 2
To deepen awareness of the natural world
Aim 4
Make and take home a personal treasure
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
InformationLow wage - siblings - on request
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
Palace of Magic, Spring Hill Farm, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5HT
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

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