Jez Prettejohn established African Pewter in Dullstroom, South Africa in 2008. In 2017 he re-located the business to eSwatini.
Jez considers each of their pewter items to be a ‘mini sculpture’. Every pewter piece is individually hand cast and then worked, fettled and polished by locally trained and skilled Swazi craftsmen – abled and disabled – at the Ngwenya Glass workshop in eSwatini.
Each piece comes with a guarantee that it contains no lead or copper and therefore will not tarnish.
No two pieces are ever be exactly the same; there will always be subtle and minor differences between editions as each craftsman imbues his own character to the piece on which he is working.
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