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Create a pewter Manchester bee keyring

Create a pewter Manchester bee keyring

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Hello, I'm Ella and I've been a full-time pewtersmith in Manchester for six years. I am enthusiastic about sharing my love of metalwork and the traditional heritage skills I use on a daily basis. My work has been awarded by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers in 2016 and is recognised by the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen. I was honoured to recently be awarded the 2018 Creative and…
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What we’ll do

Experience metalwork and the heritage pewtersmithing technique of cuttlefish casting to create your own Manchester bee keyring using molten pewter, a shiny metal. Taking inspiration from the Manchester logo of the bee, of which there are seven on the city crest, we will carve the cuttlefish into a mould before pouring molten metal to reveal our final designs. This is an age old metalwork…

What else you should know

My studio is open to the public and there may be interruptions for enquiries or purchases, a real experience of a working studio. Time will be added onto the end to enable your keyring to be completed

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Tea/Coffee and cake You will be treated to a tea/coffee and a slice of delicious cake from our resident Oak Street Café. Vegan options available
Equipment
Tools and aprons I will be providing all equipment needed for creating your bee including metalwork tools, safety goggles and aprons.

What to bring

We will be using hot metal to create your bee so wherever possible please wear or bring along closed toed shoes.

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Where you'll be

We'll be creating your keying in my working metalwork studio at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, a beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Manchesters trendy Northern Quarter. During this intimate workshop you will experience the life of a pewtersmith by working at my workbench. Our little studio, which I share with a glass artist, is filled with the heritage tools we use in our practices and you will get a real insight my creative life.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Thu, Sep 19    From 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
$71 per person
1 of 2 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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My studio is open to the public and there may be interruptions for enquiries or purchases, a real experience of a working studio. Time will be added onto the end to enable your keyring to be completed
Ella
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Create a pewter Manchester bee keyring
14 reviews
From $71/person
14 reviews
From $71/person