Fine, Handcrafted Pewter in the Great American Tradition
Queen Anne Tea Set

Return Pewter Plate Luster

Pewter Cleaning Tip

Before I polish my pewter plates, I soak them in extremely hot water for several minutes in a dish pan.

I take a pad of super fine steel wool (0000), place it in the water, squeeze it out, and apply a teaspoon of Dawn dish liquid. Then I take the plate out of the water and begin firmly rubbing the steel wool in a circular pattern from the middle to the outside diameter of the plate. Repeat this rubbing on both sides and dry the plate with a soft cotton towel or cloth.

I always apply a metal polish. I like (and sell) 3M Chrome & Metal Polish. Apply the polish with a cotton ball and wipe it away with a soft cotton rag before it dries.

Fill the dish pan again with hot water and rinse the plate while rubbing a few drops of the Dawn dish liquid on both sides of the plate. Dry the plate completely with a soft cotton cloth or diaper. I do this type of cleaning process to each of my plates at least once a year!

I also offer a number of beautiful Antique Pewter Pieces for sale. Visit the Antiques section to see what's currently available.

Limited Items

photo of Hammered Fruit Bowl

Hammered Fruit Bowl

I’ve made a special piece this year which I... read more

Professional Associations

League of NH Craftsmen logo

League of NH Craftsmen

Jonathan Gibson—one of America’s premiere... read more

Featured Items

Bonynge Pint Mug

Bonynge Pint Mug

Robert Bonynge was an 18th century Boston... read more

As Seen In...

Yankee magazine cover Spring 2011

Yankee Magazine

on Gibson and Gibson Pewter are featured in... read more