PLEASE NOTE - ALL LEVELS OF TINSMITHING ARE TAUGHT DURING THE SAME WEEK ~
Introduction to the art of tinning designed to provide a basic working knowledge of late 18th & early 19th century tinning tools, construction techniques & pattern layout. The history of American tinning is covered in an illustrated talk. Students construct 9 reproduction items including a one-pint mug, a wall sconce, & a coffee pot. All projects are based on traditional designs, using period tools & methods. All tools & tin are supplied for the workshop.
TIN II: ADVANCED TINSMITHING
Designed for those who already have experience & a good basic knowledge of construction methods as well as the use of standard tin tools. Students have access to a large collection of tin sconces, lanterns, chandeliers, candle sticks, crooked spout coffee pots, roasting kitchens, etc., which they are invited to examine, measure & copy with the expert help of the instructor.
TIN III: 18th-CENTURY TINSMITHING
Designed for those who would like to produce tinware items in the 18th-century manner both civilian and military, using only hand tools & methods. Students are encouraged to produce patterns from many available documented 18th-century items.
Please note this class runs approximately from 9AM - 5PM. (Subject to Instructor Discretion)
TINSMITHING: LEVELS I, II, III (Reserved)
William McMillen is a Master Tinsmith from Glenmont, NY, & is also member of the Historic Eastfield Foundation board; Steve Delisle is Master Tinsmith at the Anderson Armory Tinshop, Colonial Williamsburg.
Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 2 weeks notice before the scheduled class in order to receive a full refund. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org