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Children’s Pewter Casting Workshop

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Wild Things is very excited to welcome back our Pewter making workshop for children aged 8-14 years of age.


This is a great opportunity for your child to come and try out the unusual art of Pewter casting.  All of the children will make a unique cast to take home with them on the day.

Participants will discover the ancient method of casting using a piece of cuttlefish bone for a mould. The ‘bone’, is soft and easy to carve into yet it can contain molten metal. It has been used for crafting jewellery, arrowheads and many other items for centuries.
We will use lead free pewter, which looks like silver. Pewter is an alloy of over 90% tin, it is soft and easy to work with.

We will look for inspiration in the natural surroundings of the woodland at Carmichael and then create a design & carve the moulds.

We will then cast using an open fire to melt the metal & finally file & polish the work.

Please wear non-synthetic clothing if possible. Children will not handle the molten metal and will be given goggles if they are watching nearby.

The workshop is 3 hours long to allow the children the time necessary to complete their work. We will stop for a short break around 12noon, so please bring a light packed lunch to eat around the camp fire.

This session will be held at Carmichael Estate Woodland situated 5 miles from Biggar.


Tickets for this event are £18 and are available here:



Single Child Pewter Workshop, May 2020



Or contact Claire Knox if you’d like anymore information about the event at: claire@wildthingsscotland.co.uk

It is possible to pay for this workshop in instalments.  Please get in touch via email to make arrangements


This session may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions.  In these circumstances, full refunds would be given.



May 9
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Wild Things Scotland
01899 438139


Carmichael Estate
Carmichael, South Lanarkshire ML12 6PF United Kingdom
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