Learn to make a mold and cast a small part using molten pewter.
Since the 11th century, pewter has been cast into objects of utility and beauty. An alloy of tin and copper, pewter is relatively malleable, and its soft sheen provides an elegant contrast to the steel that surrounds us today.
In this hands-on workshop, you will create a pendant, key fob, piece of jewelry or small part using the ancient technique of molten pewter drop casting. You will first create a plaster mold blank that can be carved using hand tools or any carving instrument. Next, you will hand carve a simple part or design and learn various other techniques such as using modeling clay or copying an existing piece. Finally, you will melt the pewter and make your casting.