The Worshipful Company of Pewterers

Pewter Live 2017


Pewter Live 2017 is now acepting entries (in the Student Competition only)

Pewter live is open to the public on Wednesday 24th May

between 10.00 and 12.00 and 14.30 and 17.30


Click to download :       

Open Brief/Entry Form-PDFclosed                  Open Brief/Entry Form- Word closed

Student Brief/Entry Form- PDF               Student Brief/Entry Form- Word



Entry Information: The challenge is to produce an object or range of objects that would compliment a contemporary lifestyle, made of mixed materials, with at least 50% being constructed of pewter. The other media might be glass, wood, plastic, horn, leather, fabric, another metal, stone or perhaps, paper, or a combination of these materials and other materials not mentioned. The object could be for a domestic or office environment, it could be for personal adornment either as a fashion accessory or jewellery, possibly a piece of furniture. The use might be for marine, architectural, horticultural or even agricultural, the choice is yours. The judges will consider the quality, originality, suitability for purpose and marketability of the submission. Consideration will also be given to the possibility of large-scale production rather than a one off. Other Livery Companies are also welcome to enter as well as pewter craftsmen. If you are entering from another Livery Company please let us know The item can be any size, though for large scale pieces please liaise with the Company regarding transport/display. Working drawings and realistic costings needs to accompany the initial design stage by 30 January 2017.


Open Prize The First Prize will be £1,000 (subject to the judge’s decision).


Student Prizes 1st Prize in each section: £300, 2nd Prize in each section: £200 3rd Prize in each section: £100
Best in show will receive an additional £700 bringing their total prize money to £1,000.


All winning entrants receive a certificate of entry signed by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers. In addition, there are a number of sponsored prizes including the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen Commercial Prize, details to be announced (follow link for more details).



  • 30 January 2017 – Closing date for entries – entry form and images (OPEN ONLY)

  • 14 April 2017– Final images and information (50 word description) to be sent by email for use in catalogue and advance publicity

  • 8 May 2017– Final designs to be delivered to Pewterers’ Hall

  • 25 May 2017 – Winners announced and prizes presented


    Pewter Live (OPEN ENTRANTS ONLY) £25 entrant fee click below:


    Stall holder Fee (must be agreed via email in advance)

    Options - stallholder fee


Pewter Live is open to the public on Wednesday 24th May from 1000 - 1200 and 1500 - 1700


PDF Copies of the catalogues for Pewter Live 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 , 2014 , 2015 are available. (click on the date). For the latest Pewter Live 2016 catalogue


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