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Innovative Artisans

Innovative Artisans
  • Category: Pewter

Al is a pilot with a passion for metalwork, including sandcasting of aluminum, cast iron, bronze and most recently he and his wife Louise have been working with lead-free pewter. He has produced industrial metal pieces in the past but much prefers the artistic side of metalwork and has also experimented with stained glass.

Louise is a registered nurse with an Honours degree in Zoology and is originally from Scotland. She was introduced to metalwork through Al, although she has always had a creative flair, drawing and creating miniatures from coloured polymer clay, and giving them as gifts to family and friends.

Louise and Al conceived their idea of “Innovative Artisans” several years ago, experimenting with various media and techniques. In August 2013 they first began creating, showing and selling their pewter art, their debut show being the Metal Art and Craft show at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin in Sept. 2013, followed by an art gala in their local village of Warburg. Since then, their pewter work has been accepted to sell in several Alberta galleries and they are current members of Alberta Craft Council.