Sterling Silver Tableware & Serving Pieces with Steve Smithers

Create a cup, bowl, or spoon using classic silversmithing tools and techniques.

Working with historic tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own 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 with previous silversmithing experience, but beginner students are welcome.

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.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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