Immersive, Creative events in Nature
A full day of Pewter casting using both Cuttlefish Bone and Delft Clay to create your own custom-made solid metal trinkets!! Around a lovely camp fire, we will prepare our moulds whilst our pewter heats up in the embers of the fire! Once ready, the mould is set in place and the molten metal is poured in! It's such a fascinating and exciting process and always delights, even when things don't go to plan! You'll be shown how to finish your pieces 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 yourse...
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...
Suitable for complete beginners or those who are already very adept at crafting but would like to try something new and exciting! This all day workshop covers both types of mould making with Cuttlefish Bone & Delft Clay: 2 in 1! The price of the workshop includes 50gms of lead-free Pewter, (which is more than enough to cast 2-3 object - depending on size of course); all tools, tuition, and findings that you will need to complete your custom-made treasure! There is the option to buy more pewter is you want to create bigger / more pieces or something specific. Also included are the wonderful, tranquil woodland settings and the roaring campfire. We will stop for lunch before we begin the 2nd technique and you're more than welcome to bring something to heat up on the fire. There will be plenty of hot / cold drinks and maybe even a cheeky s'more or two!! 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. I...
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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