Pewter transmutation by Raphael Volkmer
Published on October 5, 2012
Pewter transmutation is the result of an approach towards experimental artisanry to be performed in a public place. Through the public manufacturing people would be;
- I. attracted by the idea
- II.informed about the process of making
- III.enriched by an object of high personal value
It combines sophisticated handcraft (oak wood) with an low-cost technique of casting pewter into backing paper. Through the creation of reusable wooden tools and due to the low melting point of pewter (230°C) the production is not tied to a particular place or an industrial process and is therby perfect for public manufaturing.