Life as a silversmith Authors title: experiencing the life of a silversmith in the 1700 and 1800 hundreds. BY: William, Elizabeth, and Juliet.
The James family. Our father is named William James Our mother is named Mary James And our 3 siblings are named Juliet, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth the II. And this is our family.
Working as a silversmith. Colonial Williamsburg is a peaceful town of hard working silversmith. We melt a material called sterling in a graphite and clay crucible to about 2000 degrease to create coffee pots and sauceboats. Using a large hammer, we would hot-forge the mold to produce ingot. From 1699 to 1780 there were 15, possibly 16, silversmith in Williamsburg. The tools we use are hammers, cast-iron and different types of molds to make pots and much more.
Shaping. In the 18 century we were thought of as someone akin to a sculpture. All of us had to know how to shape their material with artistic talent, taste, and design. we would make the base of what he or she is doing. Then we would make details that separate and stick on with a material called sand.
The End. Thank you for listening about the hard working history about silversmith in the 1700 and 1800 hundreds.