Fleur Grenier

Fleur Grenier

Pewter

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. Individual and sculptural in style, whilst not being detrimental to the function of the piece, her current pewter homeware collection, Maris, was developed from a series of drawings, from the beach near to her home in West Sussex. These pieces capture the flow and movement of the water in and around rocks and seaweed and ripples in the sand.