About John Wills
John is a brazier (maker of domestic copper and brassware items), tinsmith and blacksmith making historic reproductions for museums, educators, reenactors and anyone with a love of hand made traditional metalwork. Copper and brass are John's main products with blacksmithing complementing by forging his own handles, stands and other associated items for the copper and brass wares. Tinsmithing has now been added to the range of historic/traditional domestic wares.
John's speciality is making traditional and historic domestic copper and brass kettles, buckets and kitchen utensils. A range of these items are now also available in traditionally constructed tinplate.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
The Copper Elf
Unit 3 Sidegate Works
Tudor riveted kettles
Cartridge brass kettles with copper rivets and blackened steel handle. This style of kettle was common during the Tudor and Stuart periods in England.