The Owl and the Pussycat

Christine Ensell Plus

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“ Unique pewter gifts, handmade in the Arts and Crafts tradition. Crafted in Wimbledon, UK.”

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Pewter Gifts and Jewellery, handcrafted with care in the UK

Imaginative, beautiful and eccentric handmade gifts in pewter, clay and fabric including owls, pussycats, hares, unicorns, dragons and much more! Find boxes, jewellery, ornaments, cards and gifts for any occasion.

Everything in my shop has been designed and handmade by me, Chris Ensell, in my Wimbledon studio.
I have been compulsively creative all my life and spent most of my childhood with a pencil in my hand. All sorts of methods and media have been experimented over the years, usually with natural history as inspiration, or using my imagination.
I discovered the method of working with sheet pewter a few years ago and found that it suited my style and I enjoy seeing the results of my efforts. Having given up on the craft fair circuit, I am very happy to be able to show my work to you here.

Each pewter piece has been individually made by hand (not cast) to my own design. A pattern is raised on a sheet of pewter, then the raised area is filled. The item is then mounted on a rigid base, chemically patinated, then polished. Modern pewter is lead-free and after patination has a shiny, almost reflective, finish.It does not blacken like silver and can be brightened, if necessary, with a smear of metal polish and a buffing with a soft cloth.
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Of course I hope that you like any purchase that you should make, but if you don't, return it to me in its original condition within 14 days and I will refund its value (but not postage).