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Pewter Lizard Earrings

In deference to the beastly hot weather we had late this summer, raffle winner Barbara Shamblin of Portsmouth, RI will receive a pair of our Lizard Earrings.

Each month, we select a winner of our monthly Gibson Pewter product. Now that the harvest is being collected and the Fat Lady is singing, it’s time to turn over your gardens to prepare for the dormant season ahead. Our Trowel Earrings will have you outfitted properly for the...

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Pewter Turtle Earrings

It’s been so hot, everyone has been moving as slow as a turtle. Fitting then that Holly Adam of Greenwich, CT was the winner of a pair of Turtle Earrings in our June raffle.

Each month, we select a winner of our monthly Gibson Pewter product. In July, as the heat continues to scorch in weather fit only for creatures that keep close to the ground and conserve their energy, we’re featuring our Lizard Earrings.

Anyone who...

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Pewter Butterfly Earrings

May’s raffle winner of our Butterfly Earrings was Roger Anderson, Washington State. What a nice gift for the lady in your life Roger!

For our June raffle gift, we’re offering our Turtle Earrings in honor of and solidarity with ocean creatures and wildlife that struggle in these turbulent times.

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Wayne Hilt finishing a spoon

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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I am thrilled to announce the acquisition of an extremely rare and early 18th century bronze spoon mold which has engraving in the mold.

The top of the spoon mold is engraved with a royal portrait of Queen Anne circa 1704-1711 and the underside has a fanciful line and scroll pattern. Finished examples should be ready next month. Stay tuned!

Photo of Pewter Colonial Midrib Spoon

In this demonstration, Jon shows how the Colonial Midrib Spoon is made by pouring molten, lead-free pewter, into an antique (circa 1750) bronze spoon mold. The pewter, an alloy of 92% tin, 1% copper and 7% antimony, is heated to a temperature of 550 F, and then ladled into the antique mold. Those spoons which are imperfect castings are consigned to the pot, in the time-honored spirit of recycling, to be re-cast another day.

Spring into Summer with the Hillsborough Area Artisans on June 12 & 13… rain or shine. Come one, come all. Over 30 Artisans with several new guest artists this year! Come and meet the artists/ craftsmen at the free public reception at the Wellsweep Gallery, Friday, June 11th from 5 to 7pm in Historic Hillsborough Center.

Early American Life magazine

Early American Life magazine - April 2010 Early American Life magazine named Gibson Pewter among America’s top 200 traditional craftsmen for the 17th straight year!

Look for the Directory issue in late June and keep an eye out for my Geometric Handle Porringer which will be featured!!

Pewter Watering Can earrings

The April raffle winner is Celeste Dustin of Concord, NH. She’ll receive a pair of our Watering Can earrings, just in time for the big May bloom.

This month we’re putting our Butterfly earrings into the mix for the raffle. Release yourself from your cocoon with these whimsical earrings. They are sure to delight as you flit from one activity to another in your day.

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My friend, and New Hampshire Furniture Master member, Bill Thomas of Williams Thomas Custom Furniture, found a new piece of white oak and turned a beautiful new chuck for my Wood Grain Nut Bowl.

I had no idea how hard it was to find a good, dry piece of white oak in these parts. The end result is great and the grain pattern inside the pewter bowl is super! Pick one out for yourself, or give it as a truly unique gift item at a very reasonable...

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