Design an embellished keepsake box

Price
£70 / Adult
Duration
7 hrs
Age restrictions
16+
Location
Greater Birmingham
Host available in
Birmingham

What you'll do

Customise your own keepsake box you can cherish forever in this pewter workshop. Pewter is a radiant, silvery metal that's easy to engrave or emboss with basic hand-held tools. That's exactly what you'll be doing here!

Your host is Mel, a pewter and mixed-media artist who will bring you right up to speed. No artistic ability is required as stencils and designs will be available in this beginner-friendly workshop.

Here's what to expect:

  • Design a beautiful keepsake box and embellish it in pewter
  • You will be guided through the creative process, from the piece of sheet pewter to your final polished work
  • Paint your box and line it with fabric - add a jewelled clasp to finish!
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • All materials are included

This workshop is for ages 16+

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Customise your own keepsake box you can cherish forever in this pewter workshop. Pewter is a radiant, silvery metal that's easy to engrave or emboss with basic hand-held tools. That's exactly what you'll be doing here!

Your host is Mel, a pewter and mixed-media artist who will bring you right up to speed. No artistic ability is required as stencils and designs will be available in this beginner-friendly workshop.

Here's what to expect:

  • Design a beautiful keepsake box and embellish it in pewter
  • You will be guided through the creative process, from the piece of sheet pewter to your final polished work
  • Paint your box and line it with fabric - add a jewelled clasp to finish!
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • All materials are included

This workshop is for ages 16+

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

When facing The Old Print Works building, the driveway heading to the parking is on the right hand side. but it would be best to park in Edward Road, opposite.

Unfortunately the workshop is upstairs with no lift in the building.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Metallix

Metallix is a pewter embossing studio based at The Old Print Works in Balsall Heath. Founder Mel reworks old classic metalwork craft with a modern twist. She creates striking hand embossed pewter items from keepsake boxes to journals. Keen to learn this craft too? All of Mel's workshops are beginner-friendly and the perfect introduction to getting creative with metal.

Mel has always been a creative person, whether that's dabbling in some craft, making 3D sculptural cakes or sewing children's fancy dress costumes, she was never able to stick to one medium for long - until she found metal embossing.

On a trip back to Cape Town, Mel joined a friend on a pewter embossing workshop. She was instantly captivated by this versatile metal that can be used to decorate various objects or worked into mixed media works. There was no looking back.

Founding Metallix fulfilled Mel's lifelong dream of having a studio and teaching the thing she loves doing the most. Mel mainly works with pewter and copper, as well as some aluminium and metal tape - but you'll find all kinds of wonderful materials featured in her large scale mixed media canvases.

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Your host

Mel Berman

Mel is a pewter and mixed-media artist, born in South Africa and raised in Birmingham. She draws her inspiration from her love of nature and scenic memories of her African heritage. In her spare time, you can find Mel teaching workshops from her studio in The Old Print Works or hosting them at craft centres, coffee shops and people's houses.

Any questions?

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Price
£70 / Adult
Duration
7 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.