Learn the art of working with silver and create a piece of your own. Working with historical tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to make a hand-hammered silver bowl in the style of 18th-century Nantucket silversmiths. This piece will be destined to become a family heirloom. This class is recommended for students new to this traditional craft.
Maximum class size: 6
Steve Smithers is a master silversmith who has been creating hand-hammered hollowware and lighting in silver, brass and bronze, and restoring early metalware since 1975. He has taught extensively at Eastfield Village in East Nassau, NY, North Bennett Street School in Boston, and Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA. Among the many clients with whom Steve has worked on symposiums, demonstrations, and consulting assignments are: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Winterthur Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, Historic Deerfield, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Paul Revere House. www.stevesmithers.com