Pewter (see items for sale)
There are few contemporary pewtersmiths working within the UK, and Fleur is one of them. Her passion for pewter began when she was introduced to it while doing her degree at Sir John Cass in London, 30 years ago; from that moment, she did not look back, and it has been a constant companion in her work. After her degree, she went on to The Royal College of Art, London where she completed her MA in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork, and jewellery.
This passion has remained, and when she had completed her MA, she set up a studio in London, then in 2003 moved back to Sussex and established a studio where she works today. She is a proud member of Design Nation, The Sussex Guild, a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, and a member of the Crafts Council directory of selected makers.
She has now worked as a pewtersmith for over 25 years, using many of the traditional pewtersmithing skills to produce her designs. The Acorn range is one of several ranges she produces. The oak is a traditional British tree steeped in history; there is a strength and beauty in this statesman of the forest, and the Acorn range is designed to reflect this beauty to be appreciated in the home as well. “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”