June 13 - 18, 2021
Jack Mauch · jackmauch.com
Workshop at a glance
From belt buckles to baby spoons, drawer knobs to thingamabobs, pewter casting a fun and fast way to make one-of-a-kind metal objects.
- Pewter casting
- Sculpting with pewter
- Filing, soldering, and fusing
- Clay, wax, and wood
- Silicone molds
- Creating models and molds
- Making utensils, small sculptures, buckles
Jack Mauch is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and educator in Penland, North Carolina. His work has been exhibited nationally and featured at SOFA Chicago and in American Craft Magazine. He has been awarded numerous awards including the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Mauch has taught workshops at Penland and Arrowmont. His current work focuses on encouraging the integration of digital manufacturing processes within contemporary studio-craft.
Because of its low melting point, pewter is an alloy that can be cast directly into silicone rubber molds. This allows for making complex and detailed cast objects quickly and with ease. In this workshop students will learn to make one-piece and multi-part molds using models they sculpt out of clay, wax, or wood. The class will cover various cutting, filing, soldering, and fusing techniques, along with patination and finishing. Because modern pewter is lead-free, the objects participants create can be functional and food safe. Possibilities can include utensils, cups, belt buckles, small sculptures, and more. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $675 · materials list
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