Hand Hammered Arts & Crafts Pewter Clock with Joe Mross June 6 - 10, 2022

about this workshop

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.

Unique Instructor Joe Mross

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$375 material fee payable to Joe

Key Points:
*Introduction to historical context of Arts & Crafts metalwork
*Important design elements of Arts & Crafts pewter work to consider
*How to get a design ready for layout
*Good planning to keep from getting boxed into a corner
*Unique characteristics of pewter and how to wrangle it
*How to cut, sand, anneal and shape pewter for professional results
*Hammering pewter like an old master…”Patience, grasshopper”
*Some options for decorative embellishments
*Joinery is the celebration of connections: Rivets, rivets, rivets
*How to achieve a deep, rich, antique patina and wax finish that will continue to develop
*How to install the hands of time

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Hand Hammered Arts & Crafts Pewter Clock with Joe Mross June 6 - 10, 2022


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