Cookie Cutters: An Intro to Tinsmithing (Saturday & Sunday)

10/03/2024 - 23/03/2024, 10am-4pm

Museum of Making

Silk Mill Lane off Full Street




Museum of Making at Derby Silk has undergone a £18m refurbishment and welcomed its first visitors in May 2021. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands…

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Following on from a Heritage Crafts Association * masterclass led by Master Tinsmith Karl Schmidt; this introductory course, led by our amazing Workshop Technician Arthur Scott, will take you through the basics of tinplate working to assemble your very own custom cookie cutter.

Working in the Museum of Making Workshop, you will learn a variety of techniques using basic tinsmith’s tools, including cutting, creasing, forming and soldering to shape and assemble the tinplate.

* Tinsmithing is on the Heritage Crafts Association Red List of Critically Endangered Crafts, classed as those that are at serious risk of no longer being practised in the UK.

Who is this course for?

Participants must be at least 16 years old, and those aged 16-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

The course is limited to a maximum of ten people to ensure participants are fully supported.

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