£58

Actions and Detail Panel

£58

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

The Outpost Studio & Workshop

Cleavers

Sissinghurst

Cranbrook

TN17 2JU

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund policy

Refund policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
Casting pewter is an historic practice that is just fascinating and great fun!! So treat yourself to this immersive experience opportunity!

About this event

Pewter is an amazingly versatile metal alloy and has been in use since the Bronze Age for making all manner of things - both functional and decorative. During this unique, creative workshop you will be able to step back in time and enter the world of primitive craft where you can create marvellous artefacts of your own design limited only by your imagination and courage!

Using a range of techniques, tools and materials, you will be shown how to create casting moulds using Cuttlefish bone and also using Delft clay - you will then use these moulds to cast your bespoke pewter keepsakes. We will use various finishing processes to render them gift ready!

Cost includes 50gms of pewter each - lead free - which is more than enough to create 2 gorgeous trinkets, but if you have a specific idea in mind that is larger or you get the bug and want to take some home with you, there will be the option to purchase more during the workshop. There will be plenty of hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks and marshmallows for toasting on the open fire!!

The workshops take place in 'The Outpost' my fabulous garden workshop complete with wood burning stove! Being creative is such a powerful anti- dote to the stresses and strains of everyday life and gives you the opportunity to put your well being first. They are also really wonderful experiences to share with friends and family...tremendously satisfying and immersive. So make sure you put time aside to focus on your well-being and enjoyment...you’ll be glad you did!


		Pewter Casting image

		Pewter Casting image

		Pewter Casting image
Share with friends

Date and time

Location

The Outpost Studio & Workshop

Cleavers

Sissinghurst

Cranbrook

TN17 2JU

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

{ _('Organizer Image')}

Organizer Wild Woodland Workshops

Organizer of Pewter Casting

 My name is Dee and I created ‘Wild Woodland Workshops’ in order to provide fully immersive, creative experiences in a woodland environment. 

The reason for this unique combination is four-fold: 

 

1. Creative activity has been researched and documented for many years now as a highly effective way to relax and de-stress, to connect with your inner self, contemplate and release thoughts, desires, worries and joys in free and flowing ways…and lets face it, the pace of life and the speed of change in our modern world is often breath taking and overwhelming. Engaging in creative activity enables us to step out of that race and slow down, giving ourselves time to breath and if necessary to process ‘stuff’. See my research page for articles and posts relating to these themes. 

 

2. The second reason is similar, in that being in Nature and particularly around trees, has also been proven to be incredibly beneficial to our whole self well-being - our physiology, immune system, mental health and physical health all benefit from time spent in nature, again see my research page for studies that have started to emerge over the last decade or so, which demonstrate these findings. The combination of creative activity in a natural environment not only doubles the benefits but multiplies them endlessly and every single person who has taken part in any of my workshops so far, has left feeling enlivened and refreshed, inspired and relaxed, and chuffed with their unique creations!! 

 

3. The third reason is based on my love of learning and discovery and my desire to encourage folk from all generations to be active and continue learning and exploring, no matter what your educational status or background! Learning is an everyday occurrence whether we are aware of it or not, so why not be more directive in what and where and how you learn! Life long learning is also one way to maintain cognitive function and stave off degenerative brain disorders as we age….again, check out my research page!!

 

4. Finally, my own selfish reasons really….I just love being outdoors, especially in the woods and around trees, I love learning, teaching, inspiring and being inspired, and I love being creative and using my hands, so facilitating others to tap into their inner creative is incredibly satisfying and rewarding for me. 

I have always been a curious and creative person and have been designing and making things since childhood. I studied fashion in London and then went on to train as a secondary teacher once my family started. I have been an Education professional for over 15 as Head of Design Technology; Teacher of Art, Maths, and IT; as well as a Level 3 Forest School Leader since 2013; Head of Outdoor education and ‘Adventure School' founder. I am also the mother of 2 wonderful teen boys! I have a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to draw upon and a whole heap of passion and enthusiasm for what I do!! 

 

Sadly, many folk believe they are not creative or arty….it’s just not true! Everyone has an inner creative and my desire is to help folk find and explore theirs in a satisfying and therapeutic way!!

Save This Event

Event Saved