Thomas and Patricia Hooper together own and operate ASL Pewter Foundry, which they established in 1995 and have since expanded to include the making of pewter tableware and household and personal items with original designs inspired by tradition, mythology, and folklore.
The Hoopers share a fascination with European and American history, which translates to their work. They make their own molds from which to cast unique pieces. They have also acquired and use a collection of historical and antique bronze, aluminum, and steel molds.
Using traditional lathe work, they create their own plates and goblets. The process includes cutting wooden forms to each desired shape. The result is an inclusive line of wholly innovative and exceptional pewter ware that is functional as well as decorative. All of their pewter is 100 percent lead free and food safe.
The deadline for applying to enter the 2020 Directory of Traditional American Crafts has passed. Applications are now in the hands of the jury, who will select the best artistry to include in the Directory. When the judges have completed their selections, we will individually notify each participant whether he had been selected. Please refrain from contacting us during the jurying process. It will only slow things down.
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Historical reproduction of the Red Lion Inn on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. Heart-pine floors, period hardware & lighting, custom millwork, 3 wood-burning fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths including marble master bath. On Jones Creek with dock & lift.. $610,000.