Design Museum Academy Adult Workshop

Workshop: Christmas Pewter Casting

Discover how to make small Christmas decorations from pewter using a technique that dates back to the Vikings in this creative workshop led by RubinoWilson studio.

© RubinoWilson

What to expect

In this hands-on class, experiment with an ancient technique used in Mediterranean countries for centuries.

You will learn to carve your design into a cuttlefish shell and then pour molten metal into a unique mould as well as how to melt, cast, polish and finish your objects.

This workshop is perfect for beginners or those with some experience in metalwork.

All equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided for the duration of the session.



RubinoWilson is a teaching platform, fabrication service and shop founded by Daniela Rubino and Lauren Wilson. They facilitate classes for Soho House and Birch Community, as well as classes and events for schools, galleries and companies such as Rimmel, Twitter, Google and Depop. Their products are made at their Hertfordshire workshop, and they offer a bespoke service for metalwork and mould-making which spans sculpture, furniture and industry. Visit


Booking information

Adult: £55

Early bird Adult: £50

Student: £50

Early bird Student: £46

Members*: £44

Early bird prices until 10 November 2023.

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s ticket and not those of additional guests.

This workshop is for adults 18+.

Check out the Design Museum Academy refunds and cancellations policy here.

Images by RubinoWilson.