Every pewter piece we sell is made by many hands in our Middlebury, Vermont workshop. This space features a gallery of one-of-a-kind items, a history wall with antique Danforth pieces, and windows that let you look into the workshop, where all our pewterware is made.
Middlebury is located in the beautiful Champlain Valley, midway between Rutland and Burlington, and just across the Champlain Bridge from New York State. You will find our flagship store a short distance from Main Street, Middlebury College, and some of Middlebury's most charming inns and bed & breakfasts. Middlebury also has a small private airport and in the near future the Amtrak train from NYC will be passing through for commuters.
Middlebury is a wonderful place to visit year-round. In the summer you can enjoy the beautiful green mountains, boat in Lake Champlain, find a local swimming hole, and dip your feet in the crisp clear water running down the mountains. The fall brings the magnificent foliage season with brilliant orange and reds. During the pristine white winters of snow-covered hills, thousands of people come for skiing, snow-shoeing, and snowmobiling. In the spring, Vermont renews itself with lush green fields of flowers and hungry trout in our babbling brooks.
Our workshop runs on renewable electricity generated by our solar farm below Snake Mountain. We believe we are the only solar-powered pewter workshop around. (If you find another one, please let us know!)
Adjacent to our workshop is our Flagship store. When you come to visit, you can see how our products are made – in fact, you can watch our artisans at work!
Through one window, you’ll see our artisans ladle hot melted pewter into molds. Through another, you’ll see pewter discs being spun on a 100-year-old lathe to become oil lamps, drinkware, vases, and bowls. Many customers even ask to purchase the items that they are watching being made at that very moment! This is a unique experience that turns your pewterware into a fun memory and conversation piece for years to come.
You will also see some antique pewter pieces from the Danforth family. For years, Danforth held the exclusive license from Disney to create classic Winnie-the-Pooh products in pewter, as well as licenses for Dr. Seuss and Beatrix Potter. Some of these items are still on display in the workshop store. We hope to see you here soon!