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Press Release: Danforth Pewter Celebrates Their 40th Anniversary
Release Date: June 25, 2015

Danforth Pewter is celebrating 40 years of designing and handcrafting functional art in Vermont, founded and led by two Vermont artists, Fred and Judi Danforth.

Danforth Pewter creates beautiful, functional pieces for modern life that are steeped in the tradition that goes back to the 1700s when Fred Danforth’s ancestors were pewter smiths. Today, Danforth Pewter starts with a design idea, and each original model and all of its tooling are made in the Middlebury workshop. Then Danforth artisans carefully produce each piece with the utmost attention to detail, bringing the same passion for beauty and quality that have been Danforth hallmarks since 1975.

The Danforths translated their passion for pewter into a profitable, socially responsible business that sells worldwide. Their approach to business is equal parts arts, social responsibility and commerce which has helped them weather the economic storms over the past 40 years. This vibrant business currently employees approximately 55 people – many of whom have been at the company for over 20 years.

About Danforth Pewter
Danforth Pewter designs, manufactures, retails and wholesales a broad line of fine handcrafted pewter pieces ranging from holiday ornaments and jewelry to oil lamps and vases, all handcrafted in their Middlebury, Vermont workshop. The company runs five Danforth Pewter retail stores in Vermont and one in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The company’s website is www.danforthpewter.com.

Media and industry contact: Sarah Dunn, Director of Marketing, Danforth Pewter, Ltd.
52 Seymour St, PO Box 828, Middlebury, VT 05753 802-388-8666 x223
sdunn@danforthpewter.com
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