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Registration is now open for Pewter Live 2024!  Join us at Pewterers Hall from 14-16 May 2024.

To take advantage of the complimentary registration for Pewter Live 2024


Day 1 – Tuesday 14th May

13:00 to 14:00

Workshop: Fleur Grenier

Casting Pewter into a Rubber Mould with Fleur Grenier

Join us for an exciting workshop and get ready to unleash your creativity at Pewterers’ Hall with Fleur Grenier!

Fleur Grenier a pewtersmith and proud member of Design Nation, The Sussex Guild, a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, a member of the Crafts Council directory and a Qest Scholar. Fleur will give a brief introduction and demonstration for casting pewter, following which each attendee will select one of the available pre-made rubber moulds and experience pouring molten pewter into it to make a pewter casting they can take away with them!

This in-person event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to explore new techniques and learn new skills.

15:30 to 16:30

Workshop: Jim Stringer

Applying Surface Pattern to Pewter to Make a Bookmark with Jim Stringer

A workshop accentuating the qualities of pewter and its ability to take on pattern in the embossing process using rollers, cut out shapes and skeleton leaves. The end piece produced will be a bookmark.

Jim Stringer has been working in both Education and the metalworking Industries in Sheffield. Together with his wife Laura he owns Quirky Metals. Inspiration is taken from their surroundings and also the qualities of pewter. They sell their work through galleries, their website, their Etsy shop and at seasonal Artisan markets. Designs include clocks, bowls, jewellery, decorations and bookmarks.

Day 2 – Wednesday 15th May

13:00 to 14:00

Workshop: Nadine Vanoost

Sandcasting with Nadine Vanoost

Playing with sand. An introduction to pewter which you can easily repeat at home, without any professional materials. You’ll create a design, cut out in foam board, or using assembled objects, that you can press in the sand. You can also bring a small object to press into the sand.

Nadine Vanoost is a set self taught artist. Her work is artisanal and challenges the bland anonymity of industrial production. Nadine opened a gallery and studio in the heart of Tongeren, the oldest city in Belgium. She loves researching and developing new bodies of work that are interdisciplinary and multimedia, altering traditionally made pieces.

Nadine won the ABPC Commercial Prize Award at Pewter Live 2018 and 2021. She has participated in a few international exhibitions since, and taught pewter workshops at the prestigious Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations in Kerala, India.

15:30 to 16:30

Talk: Trish Woods

Create your own bangle bracelet with Trish Woods

Trish Woods is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers who studied for a PhD in Design at Plymouth University researching new methods for patinating pewter. Trish Woods is based in Liverpool and produces limited edition jewellery and giftware items. She originally trained in Silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and went on to teach design and metals for 30 years. She has worked in Pewter for the last 15 years and strives to bring a new, contemporary aesthetic to this traditional metal. Trish studied for a PhD in Design researching new methods for patinating pewter. As a result of this research, colour has become an important element in her work.

Day 3 – Thursday 16th May

11:30 In conversation with David Clarke, Angus Patterson and Fleur Grenier

To celebrate our partnership with the Victoria & Albert museum we are hosting a conversation with artist David Clarke, pewtersmith Fleur Grenier and Angus Patterson, Senior Curator in the Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass at the V&A.

Pewtersmithing has been around since medieval times, however the biggest challenge is finding young people prepared to learn about the craft. The speakers will be talking about their personal experience and will share some of the stories and ideas behind their careers.

Further themes will be the interactions between modern and antique techniques, and the growth of academic interest in pewter throughout the century.

This will be an unmissable opportunity to help the students decide which creative career they would like to pursue in the future.