Due to Covid-19 we are closed until 1 Feb 2021. We are therefore unable to run this course. Please contact us to transfer your booking, or to arrange a refund. Check back for dates in 2021!
A half- day workshop with Exmoor silver artist Cat Mills making hammered copper Christmas decorations.
Suitable for novice makers and those also interested in developing skills that are transferable to silverwork and other metal work.
Create beautiful hanging copper decorations – lovely additions to your home or gifts friend and family members.
Cat Mills will guide you through the process of creating and finishing your creative pieces.
Places are limited to 8.
We aim to finish around 12.30 and you can stay on and enjoy lunch in the manor. If there is sufficient demand we may run a further workshop in the afternoon,
Who’s it For?
No prior experience is necessary, but you’ll be working in a workshop environment with hot metal and sharp hand tools; come prepared for an environment that may be noisy, hammering copper is not too quiet! and where manual dexterity is an advantage. You’ll be sent a Health and Safety form to read and sign before you come.
Materials are included.
We are delighted to welcome Exmoor silversmith Cat Mills to Halsway to lead a number of traditional Silversmithing and Copperwork courses. Cat has over 10 years’ teaching experience, including day courses and regular evening classes at her workshop deep in the heart of Exmoor, as well as travelling with her mobile workshop to deliver workshops at festival street fairs and events.
In her work she is a strong advocate of recycle and re-use, mixing new with recycled metal and tapping into waste as a resource.
“Taking scrap sterling silver, I melt it down and ether cast it into my designs, or forge into organic shapes. To this I add recycled copper and brass, these base metals giving contrast and colour to my work. My handmade jewellery is made using traditional hand tools and avoiding harmful chemicals, packaged in recycled boxes.”