This experience was created to awaken your artistic side, as well as, delight your senses. Offered here is exclusive access to two very unique worlds of art and flavour. You and a group of friends will learn about the ancient technique of jewellery making through sand casting while enjoying the tastes of an award-winning Cretan boutique winery. Found nowhere else in Greece, this workshop is a hands-on experience for up to a maximum of 10 attendees including yourself. You will be taught the ancient art of sand casting and with your choice of pure silver (.999) or gold (10k, 14k, 18k) you will cast and polish a beautiful piece of jewellery to keep. This workshop will take place at the picturesque Manousakis winery, located just outside of Chania city. Here you will be surrounded by Cretan nature and indulge in the fine crafted wines and winery grown foods. Included in the booking fee is your 4-5 hours of instructed workshop time. All of the tools needed for casting and polishing. Finally, you will be given organic wine produced on site and fresh locally grown snacks on our break.
I’m the founder of WildRock Co. a custom goldsmith business, featuring hand-crafted, solid silver and gold jewellery. I'm a Canadian goldsmith who studied at George Brown in Toronto. Growing up I always loved Greek mythology, as well as, gold and gemstones. It only made sense to teach a hands-on jewellery class for anyone wanting to make a special memory here in Crete, Greece. I, together with the guest will use ancient sand-casting techniques to create a ring or pendant. After casting you are taught how to polish to make a stunning piece of wearable art. Just like the ancient Greeks!
Fresh locally grown snacks will be available on our break.
Organic award-winning wine will be available to taste on our break.
All tools and precious metals will be supplied. The final weight of metal will be determined and charged extra at the end of…
The entire experience will take place outside at an award-winning local boutique winery. Manousakis winery is a very popular destination for many tourist's who visit Chania. With this experience, you will have an exclusive look into the life of a goldsmith, amongst ancient olive trees and beautiful orange groves. Of course, you will have a chance to try organic wine, and indulge in some fresh snacks grown and prepared at the winery.
The fee includes your instructor and all the tools needed. Also included is the snack and wine provided by Manousakis winery. Additional fees will apply for final silver or gold used.