The aim of this one-day workshop is for each student to go home with several pewter cast test pieces which you have made in a cuttlefish mould and a finished spoon.
The spoon will have a handle cast in pewter that has been poured into a cuttlefish mould. You will then learn the basic principles for soldering pewter as you solder the handle onto a pewter bowl made from sheet. There will also be the option to do a very simple setting of a flat backed stone into the handle of the spoon.
During the day, you will experiment making a mould in cuttlefish and pouring the pewter into it. Once you have gained a basic understanding of the process, you will then make a mould in the cuttlefish for the handle of a spoon that can then be soldered onto a bowl. The spoon will be filed, cleaned up with emery paper and finally polished using a barrel polisher.
There will also be the option to do a simple stone setting in the end of the spoon for those who would like to do so.
By the end of the day, you will understand what pewter is and some of the techniques that can be used with it such as casting, soldering and polishing process.
Upon completing the day, everyone will leave with some cast experimental pieces and a small spoon that you will be able to take away and use.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
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