Pewter Studio: Contemporary Projects and Techniques
  • Pewter Studio: Contemporary Projects and Techniques
  • Pewter Studio: Contemporary Projects and Techniques

Pewter Studio: Contemporary Projects and Techniques

by Lisa Slovis Mandel
     
 

Pewter—affordable, easy to work with, and suitable for making all kinds of practical and decorative objects—is the ideal medium for the home metalsmith. This is the only comprehensive guide to working it, and both beginners and intermediates will embrace its valuable information as well as its beautiful design and photography.

Respected metalworker Lisa

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Overview

Pewter—affordable, easy to work with, and suitable for making all kinds of practical and decorative objects—is the ideal medium for the home metalsmith. This is the only comprehensive guide to working it, and both beginners and intermediates will embrace its valuable information as well as its beautiful design and photography.

Respected metalworker Lisa Slovis Mandel teaches readers a variety of fundamental and more advanced techniques, from fusing, soldering, and casting, to forming shapes with a hydraulic press. Included are 15 projects, from a basic bowl and ladle to a teapot, along with a gallery of outstanding work for inspiration.

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Reviews of Pewter Studio:

“Modern pewter, or Britannia metal, is lead free and safer to use than traditional pewter. Teacher and designer Mandel's contemporary projects for tableware and additional pieces by other artists are graceful expressions of art that make full use of this sometimes underappreciated medium. This book for experienced metalworkers involves torch soldering and machine polishing.” — Library Journal

“Pewter was greatly used in early American homes, but it has fallen out of favor in our contemporary vocabulary. Lark Books and Lisa Slovis Mandel stepping forward and publishing this new book will greatly encourage the creative use of the material and investigation into the world of pewter. The book is very user-friendly. The step-by-step material is well laid out. The gallery has numerous examples by other craftsmen; it is extremely stimulating and clearly demonstrates the versatility of this material. This book will also be an excellent manual for any university or college that wants to put pewter into its program.” — Robert Ebendorf, master metalsmith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600591914
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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