The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Pewter Live 2022

When: 17th May to 19th May

Time: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm each day

Where: Pewterers’ Hall, Oat Lane, Barbican, London EC2V 7DE (map)


Pewter Live has taken place at Pewterer’s Hall, in the heart of the City of London, since 1988. It is an annual European Design Competition organised by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers to promote the use of pewter and innovation in design. It comprises two separate competitions, one exclusively for students of all ages from colleges and universities, and the other an open competition.

Every year, a tremendous effort and enthusiasm goes into the student competition which has become increasingly popular with colleges across the UK. As a result, pewter design is now well established on the curriculum of their art and design courses and several have engineering departments that are developing new tools and techniques to aid manufacture.

Pewter Live also promotes the design and sale of traditional and contemporary pewter products in the UK and supports small and large pewter manufacturers. A curated selection of work by some of the best contemporary designers are displayed at a three-day event attended by the public, students, designers, manufacturers and retailers as well as City dignitaries.

Pewter Live visitors can expect to find beautiful, unique handmade pieces available to purchase online and in person. The designers and manufacturers utilise a range of diverse skills to create their pieces, applying techniques that have been in use for centuries and require the finest attention to detail. Behind every piece there is a unique story and an artist who seeks to explore the boundaries for use of this most tactile and beautiful metal, highlighting its inherent qualities and wider appeal.

This is a FREE event.


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