About Glover and Smith. Designers and Makers of English Pewterware
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 yet contemporary tableware and gifts.
Ed Glover is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers and Glover & Smith are members of The Association of British Pewter Craftsmen and most of our designs carry the quality marks of the Association.
Designers Ed & Judy Glover pictured in their Wilton Showroom with
their eco friendly gifts and tableware.
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.