Working with Tinplate Steel: Making Useful Containers & Accessories with Kitty Latané August 22 - 26, 2022
about this workshop
In this class students will learn to cut tin following patterns. Demonstrations will include form and fold, creating mechanical bonds and/or solder, which will make a variety of items, including a pierced tin lantern. Students will work with stakes and hand tools, however some 19th century tin working machines will be introduced. The beginning projects will include a candle sconce, a tin cup and a lidded container. Several days will be spent making a pierced tin lantern with a bail handle and a hinged door.
$895 tuition + $40 materials
*Cut a pattern
*Form a burr
*Wire an edge
*Make a set-down seam
*Fold a locked joint
*Pierce tinplate with chisels and punches
*Use stakes and mallets to shape tinplate
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.