Immersive, Creative events in Nature
What we'll do
Around a lovely camp fire, we will carve and whittle our cuttlefish bone into a detailed mould whilst our pewter heats up in the embers of the fire! Once perfected, the mould is fixed to a flat board and supported in sand ready for the molten metal to be poured in! It's such a fascinating and exciting process and always delights, even when things don't go to plan! You'll then be shown how to finish your piece using various tools and techniques depending on what you want it to be, e.g. keyfob, brooch, pendant, light pull, door knob or draw handle...and so many other things besides! The woodlands provide the perfect setting for this wonderful creative session and you will find the whole unique experience to be totally immersive and deeply satisfying...nature and creativity combined is a very powerful anti-dote to the stresses and strains of our overly busy lives and this workshop is designed to redress the balance and give you time to immerse yourself in creative flow whilst absorbing t...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Hello! I’m Dee and I am a Designer / Maker / Facilitator / life long learner / teacher, as well as wife, mother, step-mum, friend, mentor and guide. I have been creating and fixing things since my childhood – it’s part of who I am. I have studied and practised Art, Design, Craft and Manufacturing in many different guises over the years, starting with a Foundation course and then a degree in Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion, with the intention of becoming a wedding dress designer! As life does, it took me on a different creative path and I decided to combine my passion for designing and making with my enjoyment of sharing knowledge and skills…so I trained to be a Teacher – specialising in Design & Technology. Perfect! I love teaching and through it I have had many opportunities to experiment and develop my skills and my love of creativity has continued to thrive! As well as being Head of Design Technology for over 10 years I became drawn to outdoor education through bus...
The price of the workshop includes 25gms of lead-free Pewter, which is more than enough to cast a few copies of your mould - depending on the size of your design - all tools, tuition, and findings that you will need to complete your custom-made treasure! Not to mention to the tranquil woodland settings, roaring campfire, and plenty of fresh tea & coffee! Pewter is a marvellous metal to work with and is sustainable to boot, as it can be endlessly remelted and recast with very little loss. It is very versatile too and this is just one of the ways it can be worked with...but in my mind one of the most interesting and satisfying! Suitable for complete beginners or those who are already very adept at crafting but would like to try something new and exciting! This workshop covers just one type of mould making with cuttlefish bone but I also run an afternoon session using Delft clay, so if you would rather try that method, see my other events...alternatively, if you want to use both methods,...
If this one doesn't quite fit...
I realise that setting dates for specific workshops isn't going to suit everyone, so if you are interested in what I do but can't quite find a workshop that fits your dates, location, skillset, etc... please do get in touch as I am more than happy to discuss ideas and adapt my workshops to suit your occasion... Although these workshops are listed as 'for adults', they may be suitable for mature teens too but please get in touch before booking to discuss. Thanks Dee
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