Sunday 9th December 2018 12-3pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

A fun and creative way to kickstart your festive season. During this workshop you will create your own pewter christmas decoration using the ancient technique of cuttlefish casting. We will be using the natural material of cuttlefish bone to carve a mould before pouring hot molten metal to reveal your christmas decoration design. We will then use metalwork tools to finish the design ready to proudly display on your tree. 

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Saturday 19th January 2019 10-4PM Manchester Craft and Design Centre 

A brand new workshop in the Give it a Bash line up. Using sheet pewter to create your own dinky spoon perfect for sugar, condiments or yummy treats. We will be using doming and swage blocks to create spoon bowls before cold forging your spoon handles. To complete your spoon we will be soldering/polishing and there will be opportunity to personalise your spoons with words, cutout details and hammer textures. A day packed with traditional metalwork techniques and metal bashing!

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Saturday 2nd Februrary 2019 2.30-5.30pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Join Ella on her most popular workshop to create your own pewter keyring or pendant using the fascinating technique of cuttlefish casting. Ella will guide you through this traditional metalwork process which will involve carving a mould from the natural cuttelfish material before pouring molten pewter. We will then finish your design using jewellery tools so you can proudly tale your design home.

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Saturday 16th March 2019 10-4pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Join Ella for a full day of traditional pewtersmithing skills to create a vessel, idea as a pen pot or miniture succulent planter. We will be using a rolling mill and items such as lace, papers and dried foliage to create pattern and texture on the metal. Ella will then guide you through bashing the metal into shape, soldering and polishing. A jam packed day to really get a feel of pewtersmithing and heritage metalwork skills.  

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Saturday 27th April 2019 2.30-5.30pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

During this popular workshop we will be using a rolling mill and items such as lace, papers and dried foliage to create pattern and texture on the metal for your own unique design. Ella will then guide you through bashing the metal into shape to form a cuff style bangle before polishing so you can proudly wear your handcrafted piece home. 

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Saturday 8th June 2019 10-4pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

A brand new workshop in the Give it a Bash line up to create your own small pewter bowl ideal for trinkets or tasty treats. Ella will teach you how to use hammer techniques to raise/sink a flat sheet of metal into a bowl. We will then add decorative features such as cut outs or wording to make each bowl unique. A day filled with bashing and traditional metalwork techniques. 

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Saturday 28th September 2019 2.30-5.30pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Join Ella on her most popular workshop to create your own pewter keyring or pendant using the fascinating technique of cuttlefish casting. Ella will guide you through this traditional metalwork process which will involve carving a mould from the natural cuttelfish material before pouring molten pewter. We will then finish your design using jewellery tools so you can proudly tale your design home.

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Saturday 19th October 2019 2.30-5.30pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

During this popular workshop we will be using a rolling mill and items such as lace, papers and dried foliage to create pattern and texture on the metal for your own unique design. Ella will then guide you through bashing the metal into shape to form a cuff style bangle before polishing so you can proudly wear your handcrafted piece home. 

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Sunday 1st December 2019 2.30-5.30pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

A brand new workshop from Ella to kick off your festive season. Using a rolling mill and items such as lace, paper and dried foilage to create your own pewter Christmas decorations. Ella will guide you through designing the decorations to handmaking them and adding additional personal touches like wording. You will then polish and take away your decorations to proudly hang on your tree. 

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Saturday 14th December 2018 2.30-5.30pm Manchester Craft and Design Centre

A fun and creative way to kickstart your festive season. During this workshop you will create your own pewter christmas decoration using the ancient technique of cuttlefish casting. We will be using the natural material of cuttlefish bone to carve a mould before pouring hot molten metal to reveal your christmas decoration design. We will then use metalwork tools to finish the design ready to proudly display on your tree. 

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