Contemporary Silversmithing:The Stretching Method

Starting in the late 1940s, the precious metal company Handy & Harman produced instructional films on silversmithing to spark interest in the medium.  Miller probably watched 1948’s Handwrought Silver featuring fellow silversmith William E. Bennett before deciding to participate in Contemporary Silversmithing: The Stretching Method.  In this film Miller demonstrates the stages of creating a sauce boat which he later exhibited in the museum’s 1950 May Show.  Presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art Archives for reference purposes only in accordance with the US Copyright Act Section 107.  To learn more about Frederick Miller please visit: