Design and fabricate pewter products.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pewterers do?

Designs and fabricates pewter products, applying knowledge of metallurgy, mold-making, and pewter casting and finishing: Researches reference materials and consults with interested parties to develop ideas for new products. Designs, drafts, and fabricates models of new casting molds, using drafting tools, lathe, and handtools. Fabricates lathe accessories and modifies handtools to facilitate turning and finishing of cast pieces. Mixes and heats alloy and fills casting molds [PEWTER CASTER 502.384-010]. Joins cast parts to form product, using solder and blowtorch, and shapes, engraves, and polishes product, using lathe and cutting and polishing tools [PEWTER FINISHER 700.281-026]. Analyzes production data to determine deviations from standards necessitating replacement of molds or modification of equipment.

Should I be a Pewterer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pewter Fabricator, Pronger

    How to become a Pewterer

    Pewterers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Pewterer-related education!
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