Design-Nation is delighted to announce our new partnership with The Worshipful Company of Pewterers for their annual celebration of craft in this beautiful material, Pewter Live. In 2021 Pewter Live will be a virtual event running from 18 to 20 May, with the ambition of encouraging innovation in design in order to exploit pewter to its fullest potential. The aim of this annual event is to bring pewter alive; to demonstrate an understanding of its inherent qualities, its appeal and relevance to contemporary consumers of all ages and tastes.
Designers from the Design-Nation portfolio are featured in talk events on the evening of Wednesday 19 May:
17.30 Metalsmith and jeweller Amy Leigh will deliver a keynote address about her environmentally friendly practice, creating beautiful vessels and distinctive wearable art jewellery.
18.15 Design-Nation’s portfolio of contemporary designer-makers have wide and imaginative ways of designing and using materials, metal and many other substances. This discussion will look at how designers approach the process of creating vessels and other 3D forms. Speakers are artist in metal Jacky Oliver, lighting designer Rachel Fitzpatrick, and Design-Nation’s Liz Cooper, who will introduce the topic with a short reflection on the achievements of the late Miranda Watkins, an outstanding product designer who worked with Wentworth Pewter on several ranges, winning Design-Nation’s Eureka award in 2008.
Register here for Pewter Live.