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How Pewter Is Made

There are two common ways to manufacture pewter. Spinning is where a flat disc of pewter is clamped onto a lathe. A specially designed turning chuck is used to clap the pewter and then turning tools are used to press against the disc in carefully mastered movements to turn the pewter down over the chuck to form the desired shape.

Casting is another way to manufacture pewter. Molten pewter is poured into a bronze mold through a channel and then cooled. Once the pewter is “chilled”, the mold is opened and the casting removed. The pewter is then polished and fitted for assembly.

All our pewter parts are hand crafted, so each piece must be burnished & shaped for a perfect fit. Once this is completed, the parts are soldered together with a jeweler's torch. Once this is done, the finished item is buffed and polished to either a satin or bright finish.

Pewter Care and Information

What is pewter made of?
Our pewter is 92% Tin, 6% Antimony & 2% Copper. There is no lead used in the making of our pewter. Antimony is a lustrous grey metalloid which, combined with copper, works to harden the tin.

How do I care for my pewter?
Our pewter completely food safe and will last a lifetime with proper care. To avoid potential staining of your fine pewter, it should be washed and dried as soon possible after use. There are a number of quality pewter polishes available to maintain the finish of your pewter. If staining or scratches occur, you can gently scour with scouring powder or a fine steel wool pad. Although pewter is dishwasher safe, it's best to hand wash so as to avoid potential damage from other items in the dishwasher that my come in contact with your pewter and cause pitting or staining. Pewter is not designed for cooking, so do not heat or cook in it as this will damage your fine pewter.

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