Leather: Moulded Leather Workshop

Katherine Pogson
Event date
28 May 2015 to 29 May 2015
Event time
13:00 - 16:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Venue details

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
£10 (Limited places)
Disabled access?
Booking required

Discover the wonderful mouldable properties of vegetable-tanned leather in this practical workshop. You will create your own mould or former on the first day, and learn how to polish, decorate, seal and edge-finish your object on the next, turning it into a bowl, box, tray, purse or other small container. As a background to this course, Pitt Rivers Visiting Maker in Leather, Katherine Pogson, will share her research into moulded leather containers from the Museum collection, including leather bottles from Sudan and Turkey, and gunpowder flasks from Africa. Thursday 28 May, 13.00-16.30 & Friday 29 May, 10.00-13.30 Booking essential - please see website for details.