Pewter Live competition

pewter_liveThe Worshipful Company of Pewterers annually host ‘Pewter Live’ at Pewterers Hall, London. The aim being to revive interest in the use of pewter in domestic and interior products.

The event ran over several days. As well as the Halls own pewter collection being displayed there were pewtersmiths demonstrating, casting, spinning and soldering techniques.

Also on display were student entries for the Pewter Live competition. In 2005 the company set up a competition for established designers, due to the success of this, the competition was set again in 2006 for ‘Pewter Product of the Year Award,’ With a 1st prize of £4000 2nd prize £2000 and 3rd prize of £1000.

Fleur entered the competition with images of her work and was invited to submit her actual products to be judged at Pewter Live.

The panel consisted of Sebastian Conran, Director of Conran & Partners, Julia Clarke, Hester Clarke Jewellers, Chris Hudson, Pewterer, Chimo Holdings, Sue Bonham, Fashion Designer, Rhoda Parry, Editor, Country Homes and Interiors, Laila Zollinger, Director Wildshaw Ltd.

On the 7th June Jasper Conran was invited to the Hall to present prizes to the winners. Having made it into the final of the Pewter Live competition with her design for a slate and pewter wine stand and candlesticks and set of serviette rings Fleur was thrilled when the results where announced at The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, no first prize was awarded but there was a joint 2nd of £2000 each.


Designer / Pewtersmith