Introduction to the Art of Pewter Casting
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About the Event
Discover the ancient art of pewter drop casting. Melt the pewter over an open fire, in this absorbing and satisfying workshop led by artist Lara Greene.
We will use lead free pewter, which looks much like silver. Pewter is an alloy of tin, which is soft and easy to work with.
We will look for inspiration in the natural surroundings to create a design, then carve it into plaster block moulds. We will cast the metal & finally fettle & polish the work. Everyone can make one or more unique pieces to take home. You can create jewellery, a mini-sculpture or just a curious object!