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Guernsey Cans

Traditional copper, tin & silversmith and shop

Trevor Rogers-Davis has been in business creating copper pieces for over 40 years using the traditional skills and traditional tools.

 

The Guernsey Can is one of the last surviving relics of Guernsey's Norman ancestry with a pedigree of over one thousand years. So proud is Guernsey of its iconic milk vessel that Guernsey's wedding gift to the late Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, comprised a set of six, ranging from half-pint to three pints.

At the workshop you can watch the as the artisan smith crafts  the copper Guernsey Cans in the same way as they have been in the islands for 1000 years.


Sadly Trevor is now the only Craftsman left in the world making these in the time honoured way.

The workshop also contains a well stocked shop with many examples of traditional and modern metalware and jewellery.

The Edwardian Copper, Tin, & Metalworks are sited within the 'Tudor Barn' at Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey. 

 

This building is a place of historical interest. It was built in 1587 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 (1558-1603) by John Andros whose grandson, Sir Edmund Andros (1637-1714) who, after a short period as Governor of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, became the first American Colonial Governor of New York.

The Tudor Barn was first used for the storage of produce which supplied the Manor House and housed a large Cider Press. The vertical pillars of the press can still be seen today whilst the chute supplying the press is still in existence, as is the roof space used by the estate workers as accommodation.

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Coppersmith Availability

Easter to end of September:

Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday                 9.30 am to 12.00 Noon
Sunday                   12.00 Noon to 5.00 pm
 

October to Easter:

Monday to Friday   10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Coppersmith Admission

 FREE
 

For more information

Visit: www.guernseycans.co.uk

Tel: Trevor Rogers–Davis +44 (0)  1481 233339 

We also have Ghost Tours

Held by appointment all year round these special tours focus on the rich history of hauntings that have been experienced at the manor over the years.

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