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22 people pose in three rows in a workshop. The people in the front row are seated on stools and the majority of people featured are wearing aprons. Behind the people are shelves featuring various examples of part-made pewter objects and other items related to their production. 22 people pose in three rows in a workshop. The people in the front row are seated on stools and the majority of people featured are wearing aprons. Behind the people are shelves featuring various examples of part-made pewter objects and other items related to their production.

© Andy Gallacher

© Andy Gallacher

Lunchtime Talk: The Making of Wentworth Pewter

Wed 27 September 2023 , 1pm-1:45pm

Kelham Island Museum

Discover the world of high shine metal and exquisite craftsmanship in this lunchtime talk about Wentworth Pewter. You’ll uncover the riveting history and bright future of Wentworth Pewter with Director, Richard Abdy.  

 

From the making of the company – founded in Sheffield in 1949 – to the pewter making processes of Wentworth’s signature tankards, tableware and trophies, that are enjoyed by customers around the globe, you’ll enjoy Richard’s first-hand insight into this family company that shines brightly for Sheffield’s industrial scene. 

Richard Abdy, Director joined Wentworth Pewter in 1996, but he’s supported the family business since he was a youngster. He is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, Freeman of the Company of Cutlers of Hallamshire, and Chair of Association of British Pewter Craftsmen. Richard is passionate about supporting the metalwork and design industry as well as championing Sheffield’s heritage in manufacturing.  

 

22 people pose in three rows in a workshop. The people in the front row are seated on stools and the majority of people featured are wearing aprons. Behind the people are shelves featuring various examples of part-made pewter objects and other items related to their production.

© Andy Gallacher

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