Books on old pewter
Shapes fellow craftsmen can achieve with their media: clay, glass, wood
My Craft History
Twenty hours of lessons with Doug Shenstone, master pewtersmith
Visiting fellow pewters and pewtersmiths
Inventing most of my techniques myself
My favourite things
Listening to music
I grew up in Halifax, went to university there and became a metallurgical engineer. Employed in an aluminum smelter in Quebec, I discovered an inability to learn French. Got married. I Went to Queen’s for a MSc., and then to Toronto and Western Ontario and in 1969 came to the beginning of the semiconductor industry in Ottawa. I Joined Energy, Mines and Resources in 1975 as a scientist. Took lessons from Doug in 1976. Retired in 1995 to become a full time pewtersmith.
To continue in good health. Take trips to interesting places. Continue as a pewtersmith.