Welcome to The Pewterer, an e-magazine devoted to pewter, in support of pewter and the pewter trade, published by Alan Williams and endorsed by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers. 

The Company fully supports the trade and the metal, not least through the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen and the European Pewter Union; but also through its highly-rated annual design competition, Pewter Live.

If you are interested in knowing more about this annual design competition, Pewter Live, do log into the Company’s site at http://www.pewterers.org.uk/ to look for more material about Pewter Live and on the Company’s support for the trade. Pewter Live 2019 will take place at the Company's Hall in the City of London between in May next year; its theme will be: 'Peace'.  It will be open to the public on the Wednesday, and entry is free.  Precise dates to follow.  

Pewter Live’s mission is:

    "to encourage innovation in design in order to exploit pewter to its fullest potential and produce ideas that will stretch the boundaries of this marvellous material.  The object is     to bring pewter alive; to demonstrate an understanding of its inherent qualities and its appeal and relevance to contemporary consumers of all ages and tastes."

The theme at Pewter Live 2018 (http://www.pewterers.org.uk/pewter-live-2018) was 'celebration'.  The prizes were were graciously presented by HRH Princess Alexandra.

Please now return to the issue of the e-zine that you would like to see (the latest issue is 9.2, though issue 9.3 will be published next month) and click-through, using the pictures, to the several articles; then let us have not just your comments but also ideas for future articles mailto:alan@thepewterer.org.uk.

The Pewterer is now, to my amazement, nine years old.  I was looking back recently at the early volumes and was surprised at what a wide spread of interest the first articles in the first handful of ezines covered - articles on subjects as widely varied as 'The Decline of the Worshipful Company's Powers of Search', a Pewter Glossary, Tales from Apprenticeship and many others.  Do go back into these early volumes and browse through them.

I look forward to hearing your views and comments; and also any ideas for articles, even articles themselves.

Many thanks, and enjoy The Pewterer!.

Alan Williams