Access to the ABPC’s Analytical Services for the testing of the chemical composition of products for Health & Safety and Food & Drink legislation purposes.
A free subscription to the ABPC Newsletter, published regularly.
The support given to the ABPC by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers (the Company), the City of London Livery Company, in the promotion of Pewter.
The opportunity to promote their work through the Company’s website and through the ABPC’s Newsletter.
Use of the ABPC and “Seahorse” touchmarks on their products and packaging*. The touchmarks are widely respected and promoted identification marks for British Pewter.
Affiliation, through the ABPC,with the European Pewter Union and, with that, the right to use the EPU touchmark and a unique EPU membership number. The number cannot be reissued to any other member at any time. Both the mark and the number can be used on products, packaging and literature in conjunction with the other marks.
The opportunity to purchase the ABPC ‘Made in Britain’ swing ticket for use with their qualifying products^.
Free issue of aGuide to British Pewterposter.
* Subject to Council approval of their products and the signing of a user agreement.
^ Subject to the signing of an agreement regulating the use of the tickets.
ABPC Member Benefits
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Now in its 29th year Pewter Live 2017 was a tremendous success. The variety and quality of entries was outstanding. The Pewter Live Sub-committee Chaired by Laila Zollinger put on a spectacular show with mixed media influencing the design of the displays and catalogue. If you attended Pewter Live and would like photographs of the event please contact Pewter Live Events
There are two competitions:
the Student and the Open.
The Student competition has three categories each with a brief:
Open - Student, Decorative Arts, and Jewellery.
For 2017 the Pewter Live sub-committee devised a brief for the Open competition which asked entrants to produce a pewter item, or range of pewter items, that would compliment a contemporary lifestyle, made of mixed materials, with at least 50% being constructed of pewter.
The brief suggested that the other media might be glass, wood, plastic, horn, leather, fabric, another metal, stone or perhaps, paper, or a combination of these materials.
The committee was keen to have a range of items including decorative, jewellery or an item for domestic use.
After careful deliberation the winners and runners up were chosen with the prizes presented by Nick Crean, Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, on Thursday 25th May.
Pewter Live is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring designers to gain not only a valuable commission but a great deal of publicity. The three day event also had a shop selling pewter ware by leading manufacturers and Craftsmen. For a full catalogue please see the link at the bottom of the page.
The Pewterers' Company has a fine representative collection of British pewter including many pieces of historical importance and items of quality contemporary pewterware.
About the ABPC
The Association of British Pewter Craftsmen (ABPC) was formed in 1970 to support and advance the British Pewter industry. Amongst its founding members was the Worshipful Company of Pewterers of the City of London (the Worshipful Company).
The Worshipful Company dates from at least 1348 and by a Royal Charter of 1474 had the right to regulate the Pewter trade throughout the land. Whilst that right no longer exists, the Worshipful Company continues to promote and support the pewter industry as one of its key objectives.
The ABPC has, by promoting high standards, raising awareness of pewter and encouraging innovation and excellence in manufacturing, achieved impressive results; and, together with the Worshipful Company, has helped to establish British pewter firmly in both domestic and worldwide markets.
For further information about the ABPC, please use the contact form.
For further information about the Worshipful Company please contact: The Clerk, The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane, London, EC2V 7DE.