How is pewter made?

When making pewter the tin is first melted in a pot that is called a crucible. After the tin is liquefied the copper and antimony are added. Up to 3 percent of the mixture will be copper, and 2 to 8 percent of the mixture will be antimony. The antimony and copper dissolve in the liquefied tin, and the mixture is blended thoroughly. The hot mixture is then poured into molds, which might be made from plaster, metal or wood.