Pewter transmutation is the result of an approach towards experimental artisanry to be performed in a public place. 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. Through public manufacturing the public should get involved and fascinated by the process of making.
The leg's rough surface triggers the peoples curiosity and tells its story of creation.
The technique combinds sophisticated handcraft (oak wood) with an low-cost technique of casting pewter into backing paper.
The initial idea arrived from an very German tradition for New Year's Eve, when liquid pewter or lead is poured into water. The pewter's resulting shape gets interpreted to make a prevision for the upcoming year.
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