Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
After May Long Weekend
Thursday & Friday 11 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Or to make an appointment
at other times:
Paul Matteau 613.269.3437
Linda Hynes 613.283.4204
Paul Laberge 613.269.3463
110 Main Street East, P.O. Box 325
(Beside the Courtyard Patio
of the Baldachin Inn/Restaurant)
A retired metallurgical engineer and scientist, is one of Canada's few pewtersmiths. He learned the craft from a master pewtersmith in 1976, and since 1995, it has been his profession.
A pewtersmith is a craftsman who can form and shape sheet pewter by hand, using hammers. Spinning, that is, shaping pewter discs against forms on a lathe, is often part of process. By welding spun shapes together more complex shapes such as teapots, jugs, candleholders and vases are made. Pewter is cast is silicone or vulcanized rubber molds to make handles, stems and decorations. Modern
pewter contains no lead and is safe for food and drink.
Colin's functional designs range from the classical traditional
pieces to the modern, and at times way out, designs. He
incorporates etching, welding, exotic wood and stained glass
in some of his pieces. All his work is stamped with his
touchmark: initials CAH, crossed mallet and gad, and the
words PEWTER and CANADA.
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