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Pewtersmithing


#1

I’m looking for someone, or a workshop in the fall or winter, to
teach me pewtersmithing, particularly casting and etching. Any
recommendations?? ?

Thank you,
Pam


#2

Pam-- I know one pewtersmith, and he does beautiful work, mostly
constructed. He may, at least, be able to direct you–he’s a great
guy. His name is Jon Michael Route, called Jack. “Route” rhymes with
"grout-y", like tile grout. He is at JonMichaelRoute.com, phone
888.345.2602. He is here in Evanston, IL, right now, for the ACE show
at Northwestern University. I saw him yesterday–he knows me, but may
or may not remember my name. Feel free to mention that I sent you, if
you like. If he seems to be drawing a blank, you could tell him I’m
the woman from the Evanston Art Center. Good luck!

Noel (Yovovich)


#3
His name is Jon Michael Route, called Jack. "Route" rhymes with
"grout-y", like tile grout. He is at JonMichaelRoute.com, phone
888.345.2602. 

I have to second Noel’s recommendation. The current issue of
Metalsmith magazine (SNAG’s publication) is their 2001 Exhibition in
Print, “Contemporary Holloware.” Another incredible issue. Anyway, Jon
Michael Route is one of the featured artists. I was struck by part of
his artist’s statement: “I am trying to assist in bringing pewter out
of the eighteenth century. This wonderfully soft malleable and
functional metal, while feeding the absolute core of my artistic soul,
also provides formidable connotations to deal with: i.e., Queen
Anne/Paul Revere, and it’s second-class position to silver.”

If you’re looking for an evangelist of pewter, I think you’ve found
him!

All the best,
Dave
Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com