Meet the maker Christine Ensell

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.

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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.
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). I can offer reduced price postage on multiple buys. Items will be sent first class, higher value items will be sent signed for.