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Pewter Now exhibition for 2019

Pewter Now exhibition for 2019.

The exhibition will open at Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Sheffield during the 2019 Pewter Conference (29th to 31st March 2019) and continue for a few weeks prior to, all being well, moving on to other venues throughout the UK and possibly into Europe

The theme is ‘Past, Present and Future’. The show will include selected historic pieces from public and private collections that highlight important innovations and developments in Pewter and we will also invite submissions of pieces from recent design graduates and current students to fulfil the future aspect of the theme.

From current makers we are looking for submissions on the theme itself

Each artist/maker may exhibit up to 3 pieces. Items must be made predominately of pewter and not exceeding 20cm in any one direction.

Click on the links below to find our more about the event and how you can participate:

Call for Entries…

Call for Speakers…

Conference Brochure…

Welcome to the ABPC

Our Mission

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.

Members of the ABPC are entitled to use two trade marks, the ABPC logo and the Seahorse mark, the latter being a badge of quality. Please refer to the page on the benefits of membership of the ABPC click here. Members also receive by e-mail a regular Newsletter which contains and information about the ABPC Council’s activities and news relating to the trade.

The ABPC Council monitors pewter quality and the use of the ABPC pewter marks and takes an active overview of proposals in Brussels for regulation of the trade including particularly proposals for content standards.

British Pewter has a long and proud history and its pieces continue to be prized throughout the globe for their quality of manufacture, practicality and design.

Members of the ABPC benefit from the efforts of the Company, which include the Worshipful Company’s annual competition, Pewter Live, for UK design students and an annual Open Competition for pewtersmiths. This is one of the few design competitions which can actively link a student designer with a manufacturer to ensure that the design concepts are viable for manufacture. A number of new products have reached the market as a direct result of this competition.

ABPC Commercial prize

The ABPC is happy to announce the fifth year of its ‘Commercial Prize’, open this year to all.

Pewter Live is first and foremost a design competition; but the objectives of the ABPC’s prize are:

to encourage entrants to think, in addition to their creative design, of the commercial reality of the marketplace; and
to encourage the design of a piece or pieces that a pewter manufacturer wants to acquire the rights to in order to make and sell it into the marketplace.

With its Prize for the entry with the most Commercial possibilities, the ABPC is – while not wishing to exclude startling entries at the luxury end – aiming at a wide popular, market.

More information about how the judges will assess entries is available on request.


ABPC Members