Ancient Pewter Smithing
Saturday 12th August 2017 

On this one day course you will create a piece of unique and attractive jewellery using the ancient cuttlefish bone technique over an open charcoal fire.

Cuttlebone Ring

The cuttlefish bone technique was used in Egyptian times and artefacts have survived bearing distinctive cuttlefish marks from ancient Rome. Learn this technique which is steeped in several thousand years of history for yourself. We will begin the day with mould making and after lunch we will be casting pewter items from the moulds that you have cut from cuttlefish bone over an open charcoal fire.

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Once the molten metal has cooled and crystallised, you will experience the magic of birthing your newly crafted item and spend the rest of the day refining the piece and applying finishing touches so that it is ready to take home.

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All tools and materials are provided for use on the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided - please bring a packed lunch and come wearing fully enclosed leather shoes and jeans or thick cotton trousers.

Cost: £90.00 including all materials

Date: Saturday 12th August 2017

Time: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Location: Ragmill Wood, Wiltshire 

Please contact Fred@thewildsideoflife.co.uk / +44 (0)7979 109720 to book.