Christmas cake decorations in pewter

What do you think:

  • Pewter decorations add a personal touch?
  • Crackers?
  • See what I’ve made?

 I promised myself to make a set of cake decorations for Christmas 2015 but life and time got in the way.  But, this year, I’ve managed to make a whole series: piles of wrapped presents, candles and crackers.

None of it is difficult if you have someone with a vat of molten pewter.  All I need to do is make the original patterns and then shape a mould using a rubbery material inside a wall of Lego.  Master Pewtersmith Fleur is then in charge of pewter pouring after which I file off the excess ready for polishing.

Now that pewter doesn’t contain lead, it is safe for use with food – after a hot soapy wash.

Fleur is more adventurous with her Christmas pewter work: a collectable series of tree decorations featuring Six geese a-laying this year, her fabulous bunch of mistletoe, this delicate star and lots more.

For details of Fleur’s work creations and day workshops, visit:

Fleur Grenier, Pewtersmith / Glass Artist, Mettle Studios, Roundstone Bypass, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4 BD

Twitter: @fleurgrenier

Facebook:  Fleur Grenier – Pewterware

Penny Melville-Brown OBE

Disability Dynamics ltd

Helping disabled people to work since 2000

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Preparing to make the mould

Preparing to make the mould

Placing the pattern

Placing the pattern

Pewter being poured

Pewter being poured

Removing the pewter from the mould

Removing the pewter from the mould

After final polish

After final polish

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