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This is your chance to play with molten pewter! In this workshop we will be carving a mold out of a cuttlefish bone and then pouring molten pewter into the mold to create our own jewelry pieces. This is a simple, traditional introduction to the world of metal casting. The cuttlefish bone is easily carved using dental tools. Here is a link from make magazine that describes the process in more detail:

We are using pewter because it is easy to melt with a torch and it is an inexpensive, non-toxic metal that is easy to work with. You can use this same technique to cast silver, gold and platinum, but that is not part of this workshop (too much $$$)!

Led by amateur herbalist, Amy Shah, this class will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the LVL1 classroom. We will be learning about essential oils and medicinal plants. Participants will be making their own oil based perfume which they may take home. We will also learn about alcohol based perfumes. Finally, there will a demonstration of how to distill your own perfume from plant matter. The cost of the class is $25 per person.