Hand Hammered Arts & Crafts Pewter Clock with Joe Mross June 6-10, 2022
This workshop will teach students the basic skills and aesthetic concepts required to create a hammered pewter mantle clock in the iconic Arts & Crafts style. Joe will cover everything from the historical influences that shape the style to the practical nitty-gritty of hammering out parts and riveting them together. Students will be exposed to the nuances of metalsmithing in this important early 20th century aesthetic movement. A thoughtfully crafted clock is both sculpture and a family heirloom to be cherished for generations. Students will learn how to rivet, solder, sand, shape and achieve an antique patina that will give their clock a distinguished look. With an infinite range of practical and decorative possibilities, clocks are excellent projects for both beginning hammer-bangers and advanced metal-tinkerers. Although a kit will be provided, there will be ample opportunity for adding your own details and Joe will discuss important considerations for designing your own clocks.