Image of pewter rings samples and Nash Quinn in his metals studio at HCCC


Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 (Map)

Join current resident and exhibiting artist Nash Quinn to learn how to cast, customize, and finish a pewter band ring.

This workshop is sold out. To be added to a waitlist, email

Inspired by the current exhibition, Rings! 1968 – 2021, which captures avant-garde notions of contemporary jewelry and showcases the limitless creative potential of the ring, this beginner level workshop is a great way to explore the metal arts and test out materials and processes before investing in tools and equipment.

Learn the basic principles of melting pewter metal, pouring it into a simple ring mold, then cutting, sizing, texturing, sanding and polishing your own ring with a variety of jeweler’s tools. Participants will leave with a finished band ring, as well as an understanding of one of the many ways that raw metal can be transformed into a refined piece of jewelry.

Note:  This event is subject to cancellation in response to current COVID-19 conditions. The workshop takes place in person and inside the HCCC building. All participants must wear a mask when inside the building and practice social distancing during the workshop. Space is limited to a maximum of 15 participants, who will be spaced more than six feet apart.


$55 for HCCC members
$65 for Non-Members

Register online here.

This class is for adults aged 18+ or children aged 13+ accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, materials, tools and administration fees. Registration closes on March 11th, at 12:00 PM.


Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their registration, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.