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NEW date : Herdwick Doorstop in Needle felt with Annis Fri 30 Aug  (£15 deposit) 
NEW date : A Hare in Needle felt  with Annis Sat 31 Aug (£15 deposit)
New course : Mosaics ...'Two hearts better than One' with Julie Gibson   Sat 29 June  or Wed 6 Nov 2019
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New date :  Make a Leather Bag .. Sun 30 June
New date :  Make a Rush Hat   ....Wed 26 June

Pewter Bangles with Ella Mackintosh

Pewter Bangles with Ella Mackintosh

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £20


A day of textures and patterns using traditional rolling mills on sheet pewter, create your own unique pewter Bangles to your own unique designs with Ella MacIntosh.

Under Ella's expert guidance, design and create a beautifully textured bangle out of sheet pewter. During the first part of your day you will learn how to apply textures and patterns to the sheet metal using traditional machinery called 'rolling mills' , followed by using various techniques to create your jewellery.

You might wish to bring along some of your own patterns / textures to work with such as lace, stencils or foliage, particularly if they hold a special meaning to you.

This class covers a broad range of skills and is suitable for beginners as well as attendees with previous silver or jewellery making experience. If there is time at the end you'll be able to make other pieces of jewellery such as ear rings or pendants etc. 



Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

 Friday 5 April  ~ Sat 6 April 2019 

Kindly note there will be a £20 materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day. Typically this course runs with around 8 or 9 students.

Please bring: All materials are provided by the tutor. Please feel free to bring personal references, inspirations and designs which Ella can help with.

About the Artist: Ella is an award winning Pewter smith.  She is a traditionally trained Silversmith, studying at Buckinghamshire University, and describes being introduced to Pewter during her second year, as love at first hammer.  She works out of her studio at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Using techniques which have been passed down through generations of makers, Ella loves the sense of history, of connection with previous makers of years ago. This mix of ‘old’ combined with stripped back, embellishment-free contemporary design is what excites her.

Workshop Date Book
Fri 5th April 2019 9:30 am
We are no longer accepting registration for this workshop
Sat 6th April 2019 9:30 am
We are no longer accepting registration for this workshop
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria