Lisa Slovis Mandel is an award-winning metal smith, whose many honours include the California Metals Guild Award and whose work is featured in leading galleries across the United States. She has taught and lectured at several colleges and is the US scholarship chairperson for the Women's Jewelry Association.
Reviews of "Pewter Studio" "Modern pewter, or Britannia metal, is lead free and safer to use than traditional pewter. Teacher and designer Mandel's contemporary projects for tableware and additional pieces by other artists are graceful expressions of art that make full use of this sometimes underappreciated medium. This book for experienced metalworkers involves torch soldering and machine polishing." -- Library Journal "Pewter was greatly used in early American homes, but it has fallen out of favor in our contemporary vocabulary. Lark Books and Lisa Slovis Mandel stepping forward and publishing this new book will greatly encourage the creative use of the material and investigation into the world of pewter. The book is very user-friendly. The step-by-step material is well laid out. The gallery has numerous examples by other craftsmen; it is extremely stimulating and clearly demonstrates the versatility of this material. This book will also be an excellent manual for any university or college that wants to put pewter into its program." -- Robert Ebendorf, master metalsmith