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Pewter is an excellent rust-resistant material with substantial weight. Pewter is soft enough to be easily bent by hand. To add strength to such soft material against easy bending, a hammer is used to beat the pewter to tighten the molecule structure, producing minute undulations as a result. It also changes the way the surface looks and improves the way it feels to touch. This was how the technique to create three-dimensional shapes from pewter was developed. The head of a hammer is used to beat small dents into the metal sheet, creating tiny undulations resembling the surface of a rock which is rough to the touch.

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  • Title: Sake pot, Pewter ware of Kyoto
  • Creator: Seikado
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location: Seikado
  • Original Language: Japanese
  • Subject Keywords: Seikado, Kyoto, Pewter, Pewter Ware
  • Type: Metal, Craft
  • Publisher: Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
  • Rights: ©Seikado
  • External Link: Seikado

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