I work with sheet pewter to create beautiful pictures, plaques, mirrors and picture frames in relief.
I was introduced to the craft while living abroad and have continued to work with pewter in recent years. It requires hours of patience embossing the detail before filling on the reverse side and finishing the final piece. I normally add a patina at this stage that will ‘age’ the piece, but equally it can be left in its original state showing the beauty of the pewter. The final stage is to mount the finished piece to create a plaque, picture, mirror or frame. The pewter will age naturally and take on a patina over the years if it is mounted without glass.
Depending on the subject matter, I will often interpret my designs into the art nouveau style in the planning stage and then transfer this on to the pewter. This style consists of few straight lines with the generous use of flowing natural forms and lends itself, particularly, to interpreting botanical subjects on to pewter.