Main area of work: Pewtering
Bernice’s craft involves casting pewter pieces, etching and working with sheet pewter. She designs her patterns from different materials, casts the hot molten pewter into a mould she has taken from the master pattern then files, polishes and hand finishes each item producing unique pieces of jewellery and objet d’art.
Her work can be personalised making any gift extra special. As well as commissions and bespoke items she stocks a range of gifts for all occasions. Pewter is considered a valuable metal in its own right, it does not tarnish and keeps the polished finish it has when purchased. The pewter Bernice uses is a very high grade alloy lead free and tin rich made to BS Spec 5140 (spec A) it contains tin, antimony and copper. Courses and demonstrations are available.
Contact: Bernice Le Cornu Cantrill – Resident Pewterer
Visit: PewterWorks, Studio 1, The Shambles,
Eric is a French polisher, modern wood finisher, furniture restorer and wood turner. He has over 55 years experience in the furniture industry, specialising in traditional and modern wood finishes. As ‘senior lecturer’, Eric led the ‘B.A. Hons’ degree course in Furniture Restoration and Conservation at the School of Furniture in Manchester, before retiring. At Letterfrack Furniture College, in County Galway, Southern Ireland, he taught ‘Modern Finishing’ to Furniture Design students. Eric continues to practice his craft, with great enthusiasm and a ‘hands-on‘ approach. He offers both group and one-to-one tuition.
Unit number: Studio E, The Sawyard
Phone: 01299 841922
Etsy: Lyons Wood Emporium
Paddy is a Potter and Ceramic artist.
He has an HND in Design Ceramics and has been working in clay for the past twenty years.
He makes a variety of work, sculptural, decorative and functional and he uses a variety of methods such as throwing, hand building and mould making.
Paddy can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Carole has spent the past seventeen years teaching complementary therapies around the world, but these days prefers to be closer to home. She now works from and runs ‘Mrs Darley’s Herbal’ which is situated in the Sawyard in Bewdley Museum and also has an on-line shop.
Carole is a Reiki master, author and lecturer in complementary therapies and ancient spirituality. She teaches Reiki courses to Master level and runs a variety of workshops from the education room in Bewdley Museum.
Visit: ‘Mrs Darley’s Herbal’ in the Sawyard
Shop: On-line Shop
Hilary has always been inspired by the character and likeness of an individual and has produced images in a wide range of media that are collected and commissioned by Private Individuals, Galleries, Institutions and Companies world-wide. Her most recent work explores the concept of physical memory that is left by an individual; the traces and vibrations that people unconsciously leave behind and the interrelationships between an individual and their environment. Hilary also devises creative classes and activities for adults, young people and children, and works as a Creative Education Consultant in Education to support schools and enable students to unleash their creativity, find a voice and explore a wide range of media.
Unit number: The Foundry Studio and Gallery
Phone: 07796 092262
A small group of artisans with businesses who work under the label "Made in the Museum" Bewdley.
The skills of the artisans are wide ranging and include a French polisher / wood turner, two potters, a grower of herbs and maker of preserves and oils, a pewtersmith, a pagan author and herbalist and artists with wide ranging portfolios.
Come see their unique handcrafted and bespoke gifts, find out about the workshops, talks and courses available on site, all offered by the resident craftspeople.
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Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AE