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ishbel ramseySPRING 2020 DATES
Saturday 8th February 2020 – 9.30am – 4pm
Saturday 9th May 2020 – 9.30am to 4pm

This is an exciting NEW course for 2020. Practical and hands-on for BEGINNERS but I also welcome those of you who have worked with metal before and who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group. It will be an intensive class and may run over a little depending on progress, but I can guarantee you will have a great experience as well as lots of fun. My studio is a wonderful space, relaxing and supporting with plenty of room for lots of creativity.

Discover the pleasure of embossing and working tactile, beautiful, lead-free pewter sheet into stunning pieces. This in-depth workshop is suitable for anyone you do not need any special skills. I will guide you through making a cover for a notebook to familiarise yourself with the process and the properties of the metal. You will then move on to make a mirror or picture frame with optional doors. You may bring pattern ideas if you wish, but I will supply all you need to complete both projects including designs. You will also take home a set of embossing tools to continue at home as well as a full set of course notes.


Basic skills you will learn in this course:

  • The different types of metal sheet that can be used.
  • How to work with patterns and how to adapt patterns to suit the project
  • The different tools available for embossing and metal decoration
  • Embossing techniques
  • How to backfill your work
  • Use of paints and finishing techniques for colouring and altering the finished piece
  • There maybe the opportunity to learn some soldering techniques – time dependent
  • Safety while using tools and materials
  • Finishing and polishing

There is a limit of 8 students per class which will ensure you will receive a high level of individual tuition.

The cost includes all materials, lead-free pewter sheet, copper tape and tools for your day (you will get to take home your own set of embossing tools to use yourself). You will need to bring lots of enthusiasm, an apron and old clothes.

A light vegetarian lunch is served, a selection of teas and coffee are available throughout the day.

The course costs €70 and includes all materials, use of tools and safety equipment, course tuition notes, refreshments and lunch.
The deposit for this course is €35 and is payable at the time of booking (I will send you a Paypal invoice). The balance is payable in cash on the day.

Maximum 8 participants per course

MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM and follow the link to the courses page

If you would prefer other dates there will be more courses to follow for Autumn/Winter 2020.

As with all my courses there is the opportunity for you to book a bespoke, private course if you wish to learn the craft either by yourself or with your own friends/family Please get in touch via email to find out more about this.

If you are interested in coming as a group of 4+ we would be happy to book you into our lovely cottage, Casa da Bezerra where you could choose a weekend break and include a Pewter Embossing class for yourself and your friends – subject to availability. Check out our website booking page for more info and the calendar.

A great idea for a Birthday celebration, anniversary or a very special and unique creative Hen/friends Weekend!  Discounts for group bookings available just ask.

Testimonial: “I felt this was a perfect class in all respects, I really enjoyed the pace and technique of your teaching.”

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Venue: Quinta do Cobral, Rua 21 Junho, Lagares da Beira, 3405-157 PORTUGAL
Phone: 00351 927057286

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