What do you think:
- Pewter decorations add a personal touch?
- 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 https://twitter.com/fleurgrenier
Facebook: Fleur Grenier – Pewterware
Penny Melville-Brown OBE
Disability Dynamics ltd www.disabilitydynamics.co.uk
Helping disabled people to work since 2000