2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Pewter Casting with Uncultured Creatives and Ella McIntosh

These Pewter casting workshops are inspired by Uncultured Creatives research into Blackburn based cinematographers Mitchell & Kenyon and the world’s first western, which was filmed here in Blackburn.

Come and cast your own memorial arrowhead in Pewter, with casting specialist Ella McIntosh. You will pour Pewter into a mould before polishing and finishing the cooled piece as a broach or an editioned artwork from the Uncultured Creatives Studio.

Booking Details

Suitable for ages 10+. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

This workshop is £6 per person

There are 4 places available each session.

The workshops will last approx 30 minutes


Uncultured Creatives is a collaborative creative practice between Artist Jamie Holman and Creative Producer Alex Zawadzki, developed to support the effective delivery of complex commissions, through our shared skillset. The work we produce is characterised by the exploration of divided histories, sensitive content and the unification of diverse community participants through shared experiences of culture, class and that which makes us human.

For the National Festival of Making, Uncultured Creatives teams up with Pewter specialist Ella McIntosh to deliver our Pewter Casting workshop inspired by their research behind Mitchell & Kenyon’s first Western ‘The Kidnappers’. Established in 2012 at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, having graduated from Buckinghamshire University, Ella handcrafts contemporary pewter using skilled metalsmithing techniques, often pushing the boundaries of pewter and her craft. Ellas pewtersmithing was twice recognised in the 2016 Worshipful Company of Pewterers awards and she was delighted to also receive a 2018 national Creative and Cultural Skills Award for her workshop programme.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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