About Glover and Smith. Designers and Makers of English Pewterware
Left to right: Steve, Matt, Ed and Andy outside our workshop.
Update 21st April 2020. In light of the current news, we would like to reassure you about ordering from Glover and Smith during the Coronavirus outbreak.
All your pewter orders are handmade and dispatched from our workshop in Wilton, near Salisbury, and because we have a single location, it means we are in total control over the cleanliness of our work space.
At present, our team remain well and we are now running a skeleton team working in rotation, observing social distancing and minimal travel. Our showroom is now closed to visitors until further notice. Should this change, we will let you know here.
We are doing everything we can to look after our customers and our staff, whose well-being and health comes before everything else.
If you wish to buy a gift for someone else, we can send it direct to the recipient and include a note from you free
of charge. If you wish to do this, just write your message in the comments box and we will take care of the rest.
And don't forget, all UK mail orders are FREE delivery.
We will package your order as best we can, The packaging we use may vary from that shown in the photograph of the product while we are in lock-down.
Here at Glover and Smith every piece is handmade in our studio from lead-free pewter. Great care is taken to use the highest standards of craftsmanship combined with the highest quality pewter. Lead-free pewter is an eco-friendly, non-tarnishing, recyclable metal, safe to use with food and easy to care for.
Simple, low energy making techniques mean each piece has a very low carbon footprint. Glover and Smith has been designing and making award-winning pewterware since 1994. The family run company was started by designers Ed Glover BA (Hons) UCA Farnham and Judy Glover BA (Hons) Manchester Met who brought their previous expertise in the art world to produce beautiful and contemporary tableware and gifts.
Ed Glover is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers and Glover and Smith are members of The Association of British Pewter Craftsmen and most of our designs carry the quality marks of the Association.
Our Wilton Showroom is currently closed to visitors.
Inspired by nature
Nature is a huge inspiration and living in the beautiful area between the Wylye Valley and Cranborne Chase in Wiltshire has brought a treasure trove of ideas from the wonderful organic shapes of the natural world. For example, an oak leaf found on a walk in Grovely Wood has become our very popular oak leaf jar spoon from 'the woodland’ collection of tableware.
Approved Suppliers to The Woodland Trust, The National Trust, English Heritage, Prince Charles’ Estate, The World Wildlife Fund and many more Conservation aware organisations.
Glover and Smith now supply over 250 exclusive gift shops, galleries and collectors as well as buyers abroad. Recent commissions include a commemorative spoon for the prestigious Victoria and Albert museum in London, Canterbury Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral. We have also received an award for "Excellence in Design" from the body which represents the huge UK gift industry – The Giftware Association.
At a recent Top Drawer Show, renowned environmentalists Oliver Heath & David Nicholls once again accredited us with the Product GB and Eco Certified Awards.
David Nicholls is the Design Editor of the Daily Telegraph. Product GB is an initiative set up to champion our national economy by showcasing products designed and produced locally using materials sourced from within the UK.
TV presenter and environmental champion Oliver Heath's accredited Eco-Trail highlights products that are recyclable, reusable, fair trade and sustainable. The Eco-Trail aims to stimulate the eco retail market by identifying eco friendly and ethical designers and makers, making it easy for buyers to be 'green' about their choice of product.