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Trash to Treasure: Plasticsmithing Bronwen Gwillim

09 March - 09 March 2024

Saturday 9th March 2024

11am-3pm | Adult workshop | £50

Trash to Treasure - Plasticsmithing with Bronwen Gwillim

Refreshments provided

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If you love colour, jewellery and the environment and enjoying doing something different, then this workshop is for you! In this workshop Bronwen will share her knowledge to help you identify different plastic types and teach you techniques so that you will be easily able to create stunning pieces of jewellery and/or small artworks. Bring along interesting pieces of waste plastic from the beach or from your home and transform them into something really precious.

Bronwen studied silversmithing and metalwork at Camberwell School of Art and taught herself to work with waste glass but it was whilst studying for a masters degree in textiles that she really immersed herself in using waste plastics, learning about their different characteristics and how to identify and use them safely. It was also at this time that the full extent of the damage that single use plastics were doing in our oceans became clear. Today she creates award winning pieces of statement jewellery from plastic that she collects from the beaches near her home in South Pembrokeshire and she exhibits these in galleries around the UK, as well as running workshops to share her knowledge and to encourage people to get creative with waste.


Eventbrite: Plasticsmithing with Bronwen Gwillim 


High quality artist led workshops are at the heart of what we do here at Mission Gallery. Every ticket purchase contributes towards our Outreach Programme and supports fair compensation for our talented artists.

Due to our venue’s capacity, spaces are limited. If you book onto one of our workshops we would ask you to honour your commitment to attend.

We aim for our workshops to be as accessible as possible, but would ask that you make a donation on the day if you can. Please consider contributing if you are able to support the future workshop and education programmes at Mission Gallery.


For further information please contact Megan Leigh, Learning & Engagement Coordinator, on 01792 652016 or email

Materials are provided, limited places, booking is essential. Please inform us of any access requirements, allergies or medical conditions.

Access is by one-step entry from pavement level through our main entrance.

The workshops will take place in the gallery and education space located on the first floor of the gallery.

Due to building limitations access to the first floor education space is via steep stairs.

Staff are on hand to provide assistance if needed.

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