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77th Annual Craftsmen's Fair

Treat yourself to the League of NH Craftsmen Annual Fair at Sunapee State Park (it runs thru Sunday the 15th). Crowds have been strong this year and the weather great. So pack up the family to see some of Americas finest craftspeople and their wares, including numerous demonstrations each day. Though I'm not there this year, my Centerpiece Bowl is on display in the Living With Crafts exhibit.

Second Annual Hillsborough Living History Event

Speaking of demonstrations, this week...

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Reproduction William III Pewter Spoon

Events & Announcements

Mother Nature failed to cooperate during this year's Hillsborough Area Artisans Spring into Summer Artisan’s Faire a few weeks back. However, that didn't deter the crowds that turned out in full force both days… and sales were very good.

Next up is the 77th Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair at Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH, August 7-15. This month's featured piece, the Centerpiece Bowl will be featured in the Living with Crafts Exhibit all week. Be sure to...

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Events & Announcements

The Pewter Collectors Club of America held its annual Spring meeting in Concord, NH, May 21-23. Everyone had the chance to inspect the pewter collections at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester and the NH Historical Society in Concord. Pewter enthusiasts were able to see and handle over 400 pieces of 18th and 19th century pewter!

On Sunday, the 23rd, PCCA members traveled to Gibson Pewter in Hillsborough Center to watch metal spinning and casting demonstrations by...

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Pewter Shrub Cups

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A good customer here in New Hampshire brought in this ultra modern-looking glass several weeks ago and asked if I could reproduce it in pewter. He then told me that the model he was holding was an 18th century reproduction called a Shrub Glass. I was immediately hooked.

What's a Shrub Glass you ask? It's used for drinking the popular 18th century rum drink known as a Shrub. There are many Shrub recipes, but the rum version seems to have been the most favored. Look here for a...

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R. Gleason 3″ Pewter Chamberstick

Events & Announcements

I am thrilled to have my work grace the pages of Early American Life Magazine this month. The April edition just hit the newsstands. "Early Personal Lighting" features my Tavern/Sparking Lamp and my R. Gleason Chamberstick.

April is shaping up to be a busy month and I'm looking forward to a visit from a local Model T Ford group here mid morning on Saturday, April 24. If you like old cars, come check it out and...

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Pewter Pint Beaker

Events & Announcements

New Antique Pewter Page

A new Antiques page is up an running on our Gibson Pewter website… check it out! Many of you know that I collect antique pewter and give occasional talks on the origin of particular pieces, kind of like the PBS Antiques Road Show. I'm fascinated by how styles developed both for utilitarian and ornamental purposes.

Each month I'll try to add a piece or two. Check it out and give me a call if you have any questions.

Two pieces of Gibson...

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Limited Items

New Tulip-shaped Tankard

New Tulip Tankard

A friend who is a customer asked me to make... read more

Professional Associations

League of NH Craftsmen logo

League of NH Craftsmen

Jonathan Gibson—one of America’s premiere... read more

Featured Items

Bonynge Pint Mug

Bonynge Pint Mug

Robert Bonynge was an 18th century Boston... read more

As Seen In...

Yankee magazine cover Spring 2011

Yankee Magazine

on Gibson and Gibson Pewter are featured in... read more