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2020 Tinsmithing Workshop

Saturday, March 21, 20209:00 amSunday, March 22, 20205:00 pm
Somerset Historical Center
2020 Tinsmithing Workshop

*Registration for this workshop has been filled. If you would like to be added to the wait list for 2021 or to be notified if there are any cancellations for 2020, please fill out the registration and choose the wait list option.

Introduction to the Art of Tinning is designed to provide a beginning knowledge of the 18th & 19th century tinning using manual construction tools and techniques. A brief history of the tinsmith trade will be covered via an illustrated talk.

There are a variety of projects to choose from. Students will be able to construct several reproduction items including a candle holder, wall sconce, typical punched-tin pie cabinet panel, side pour coffee pot, one pint mug, etc. Starting with basic layout and pattern making, we will walk through the cutting, forming, and assembly of a project. Projects are based on period designs, using traditional tools and methods. All tools and materials are included for the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of tin ware as well as tools for examples, discussion and possible use.

The class is taught by "Tinman" Roy and Sharon Phillips, one of our highly skilled Mountain Craft Day artisans.

Schedule for the workshop is Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm both days.

Cost: $150.00 for general registration, $125.00 for HGSSC Members

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