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2. CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS » Craft

PEWTER - Exploring Metal Embossing Techniques

Course ID 30182
Price $410.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location St Lukes, 4 Heydon Street Mosman
Tutor Andrea Gray
Sessions 6 sessions of 2 hours
Start date Friday, 07 September 2018
Finish date Friday, 12 October 2018
Time 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Learn the ancient art of Pewter (otherwise known as Metal Embossing). Using a malleable sheet of lead free pewter, you will learn the skills needed to create magnificent artworks that will be nothing like you have ever seen before. With the use of hand held tools, you will raise and engrave different parts of the design to create texture and depth. This is then blackened and polished to achieve an antique, aged look with dramatic shadows.

You do not have to be artistic to create beautiful masterpieces for your home, or as personalised gifts for family and friends. It is one of the most versatile crafts that is easy to learn and most importantly, a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby.

Pewter is a craft that has endless possibilities. Just remember that imagination is the beginning of creation!

During the 6 week course you will learn a variety of pewter techniques such as low relief, high relief, filigree and faces. Four projects will be completed during the course. After the course, you will confidently be able to tackle almost any pewter project you would like.


Materials

All materials will be supplied.
You may wish to bring an apron.

About the presenter

Pewter cheeseboard and coasters

About Andrea

I first came to know what pewter was from my mother, as she learned her skills from a close family friend, an expert in pewter arts and crafts. As they say, the apple does not fall far from the tree and very soon I, myself was completely and utterly absorbed into this wonderful craft. I worked at a Pewter studio in South Africa where I really learnt to refine my skills and began experimenting with different ideas.

Upon moving to Sydney, I realised that there was no such craft here and felt that it was a great chance to get the art of pewter available to fellow hobbyists who can enjoy the art as much as I do.

I just love that I can open up a world of possibilities with the amazing art of manipulating metal. It has been such an exciting adventure and I just wish that I can show everyone that pewter is a craft like no other and can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone.

Pewter is a craft that has endless possibilities. Just remember that imagination is the beginning of creation!

Happy Pewtering...

Andrea



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