Playing with Pewter-Lisa Slovis

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Playing with Pewter-Lisa Slovis

Time: February 19, 2011 to February 20, 2011
Location: Berkeley, CA
Street: Eighth ST.
City/Town: Berkeley, CA 94709
Website or Map: http://www.metalartsguildsf.o…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Bay Area Metal Arts Guild
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2011

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February 19th – 20th, 10am – 5pm

Pewter, made up of antimony, copper, and tin is one of the most mysterious of the non-ferrous metals. Due to it's very low melting temperature and high malleability it can be moved faster and in different ways than other metals.

In this workshop, students will form a beautiful contemporary pewter vase using forming, fusing, soldering, and finishing techniques. For this particular project, we will not use hammers, or stakes or a press, we will form with almost no forming at all, but rather by using the easy malleability and wonders of fusing to create a unique shape. Along with the vase, we will add in some other smaller projects including quick castings and a utensil. Students will create as many things as their time permits, but all will create several finished pieces.  This is a fun, fast paced workshop that allows the student to make an impressive piece in a short amount of time with lots of hands on instruction.  There will be an advanced project available to students who have already taken a workshop with Lisa.

During this two day workshop Lisa will also hold a lecture open to all MAG members on Saturday evening.  Bring your copy of Lisa’s new book for her to sign or bring your checkbook to pick one up there!

 Where:   2547 8th Street Berkeley, CA 94710

When: February 19th – 20th, 10am – 5pm

Number of Students: 9 spaces maximum

Tuition: $260 for MAG Members, $295 for non-members / INCLUDES MATERIAL + KIT FEE!

Lisa Slovis is a nationally recognized metalsmith, jeweler and educator.  She has been the recipient of several awards, including the SNAG Educational Endowment Grant and the Niche Award.  She received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MFA at San Diego State University.  For more of Lisa’s work, visit

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Glen Guarino Comment by Glen Guarino on January 29, 2011 at 8:50am
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