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Tinworks:  Recycled Tin Workshop


FOR ALL ABILITIES: with Philippa Johnston


Tutor Philippa Johnston is a Fife-based sculptor who works with recycled tin, wire and other materials to create two and three dimensional decorative and functional pieces inspired by traditional and contemporary folk art.


Learn how to create delicate flowers and leaves out of wire and tin which can be used as a garland, table or window decoration, wreath, in a vase etc.

We’ll be using soft black iron wire which is wonderfully easy to work with and holds it shape really well. To add colour and pattern, we’ll be cutting up old biscuit tins. All materials and tools will be supplied. Plenty of examples will be on hand for inspiration along with flower and leaf templates but do bring along any of your own drawings or tins you would like to use.

No experience required. Suitable for 16+.



All tools and materials will be supplied and there will be plenty of examples on hand for inspiration as well as a wide selection of reference books but please do bring along any of your own source materials; tins you’d like to use or things you’d like to incorporate in your work.

No experience of metalwork required – just come along and have fun trying something new!






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All materials and tools will be supplied but please bring along any beads, buttons, fabric etc. of your own that you’d like to incorporate or if you have particular tins (e.g. those containing biscuits or sweets) you’d like to use.  Resource materials, plus templates, will be on hand but do feel free to bring along your own sources of inspiration or drawings.

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