Mixed Metal Fabrication with Pewter

Course Description

About this course

Pewter’s low melting and flow points present metalsmiths with unique opportunities to create complex compositions by combining it with traditional nonferrous alloys. In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will learn to solder and fuse pewter to brass, copper, and pewter itself with the goal of producing dynamic three-dimensional forms. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how to introduce pewter into an active silversmithing studio while avoiding cross contamination of metals, as well as how mixed metal fabrication creates unique opportunities to explore texture, color, and form.  

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Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the Instructor

Logan Woodle

Logan Woodle is an assistant professor in the department of visual arts at Coastal Carolina Univeristy. Logan is a silversmith and educator who lives on his family farm in Conway, S.C. He earned a B.F.A. in sculpture from Winthrop University in 2009 and an M.F.A. in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Visit www.loganwoodle.com to view Logan's work. 

Materials & Tools 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

Metal/raw materials:

  • 6"x12" x pewter sheet - 0.0625" (Contenti)
  • 6"x12" x copper sheet - 18g (Rio Grande)
  • 6"x12" x brass sheet - 18g (Rio Grande)
  • 24" min. x copper wire - 14g (Rio Grande)
  • scrap silver - optional

Hand tools:​

Torch setup: 

* Denotes tools that may not be used on both pewter and silver. A separate pewter working area away from where you do your silversmithing is recommended to avoid contamination.

Tuition

$225.00

Instructor

Logan Woodle

Dates

February 4 -18, 2022

Weekly on Friday

Time

6:00 PM -8:00 PM

Length

3 weeks

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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