Pewter Sky was born when Phil Atkin discovered the magic of modern pewter. Since he was young, Phil has been fascinated by molten metal but he never imagined that he would become a pewter craftsman. For many years he expressed his creativity through the medium of computer graphics. But his love of nature inspired him to find a means of creating art that was both beautiful and useful, and in a happy coincidence, he found his muse in a workshop offered by one of the UK's leading pewtersmiths.
Since 2012 Phil has been hand casting pewter homewares using time-honoured craft techniques. The work is labour-intensive -- each piece is created by pouring molten pewter into an individual rubber mould. The resulting cast is then hand finished. Our video shows the entire casting process, step by step, along with images of Cornwall's beautiful Roseland Peninsula beaches, which are the inspiration for Phil's creative work.