Much of the inspiration for my designs comes from the natural world and the flexibility of pewter enables me to recreate the beauty of nature in every small detail.
Pewter has an enduring quality and since it does not oxidise it requires no other care than an occasional dust.
Pewter and silver foil are a relatively new innovation and its malleability enables quite intricate repousse and chase techniques to be used. Modern pewter contains no lead and is made up of 91% Tin, 1.5% Antimony and 7.5% Copper.
Maria Santos-Alcántara Pewter Art