THE PEWTERER                                       

Welcome to the world of 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.

The current issue of the e-zine is issue 10.1 (March 2019). We have had some linking issues but once these are resolved, you should be able to click through to it from the bottom of the left hand menu bar (please choose Version 2).

Let us have not just your comments but also ideas for future articles mailto:alan@thepewterer.org.uk. We have a wide range of articles this month, hopefully to suit all tastes.
Yes, we do have a bumper issue. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Pewter Live 2019 will take place at the Company's Hall in the City of London between the 21st and the 23rd May next year; its theme will be: 'Peace'.  It will be open to the public on the Wednesday, and entry is free 

By the way, 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 Pewterer is now, to my continuing amazement, in its tenth anniversary.  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; the efforts to re-open the South Crofty tin mine; the story, so far, of the Grainger Candlestick; brands and branding; pewter pilgrim badges; oh, and 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. In the meantime we have a number of articles already lined up for the next issue of The Pewterer. These include articles on: more on St Dionys Backchurch; hidden pewter; pewter at The George Hotel, Stamford, pewter bar tops, and particularly, those in France!

Many thanks, enjoy The Pewterer and, with the break not that far away, may we wish you a Happy Easter!

Alan Williams                                                                                                                            



LINK TO VOLUME 10.1, VERSION 2 - please see the bottom of the lefthand menu bar!