Pewter, I Hardly Know’er

July 9 - July 13, 2021

Pewter, I Hardly Know’er


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $130

Pewter is a malleable metal alloy that can easily be formed and cast. In this workshop you will learn how to fabricate with pewter sheet to make a small hollow container. We will then learn how to cast pewter in order to attach embellishments to the vessels such as handles or feet.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Lucy Derickson

Lucy Louise Derickson is an artist, metalsmith and educator residing in Washington, DC. Currently, Lucy is the Coordinator of the Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Crafts Area at Montgomery College, Rockville Maryland and is a board member of the non-profit organization Ethical Metalsmiths (EM), where she works as the facilitator to EM Students. Having received her BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing along with a Teaching Certification from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Lucy taught K-12 art for two years. She then received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in the department of Craft/Material Studies.

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